Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. Participants will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we’ll look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this workshop. The Stress Management workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. They will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress. Workshop Objectives: Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid, or Accept) Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress Use routines to reduce stress Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques Better cope with major events Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them
Most of us have varying ideas of what stress is and what it can do to us. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand, it can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Managing stress can help you be much happier in life and help you find a good work / home balance.
This 10 minute video covers various aspects of managing stress including the body's stress response, good and bad stressors, ways to manage stress and the flight or fight response. A workbook is available for this video
In this course, you’ll: Learn why anger is not a “bad” emotion Learn a powerful, but positive, way to express your anger Discover the words to avoid in conversations Discover the cognitive distortions underneath your anger Learn how to improve your personal and work relationships Learn how to turn off your fight or flight response Create your own Anger Buster strategy Why take a course on Anger Management? Actually, anger is universal and affects every living person. It comes in many forms, from frustration or mild irritation to outright rage. On any given day, you might experience at least one of these forms of anger. By taking this course, you’ll have a better understanding of yourself and others, as well as the tools to control your anger instead of letting your anger control you. My one- hour course includes 8 steps, or videos. Each step includes downloadable resource materials (PDF homework assignments). Completing the assignments gives you insight into your behaviors and feelings as well as an opportunity to try out new behaviors. Doing the homework is an important part of this course if you’re looking for change! The truth is, anger is a normal emotion. Without this emotion, you’d most likely find yourself in situations where you’re taken advantage of, or doing things that aren’t in your best interest. So, anger is actually a protective mechanism…a signal to pay attention because something feels wrong or threatening. This course gives anger its due, but also points out the downside of anger. As you probably know, it’s not the emotion that’s problematic, but what you do when you’re angry. The ways you express anger can either resolve the problem or make the problem worse. You can end up getting what you want, or blowing the entire deal, friendship, relationship, or career. That’s why it’s important to understand anger, and how to best express it in a way that doesn’t destroy relationships or derail careers. As a Licensed Therapist, I’ve helped many people deal with anger. Mastering your anger is a skill that pays off big-time in both your personal happiness and your relationships. Come join me!