Stress Management

Course Objectives

This workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Duration

1 day

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Understanding Stress
    • What is Stress?
    • What is Eustress?
    • Understanding the Triple A Approach
  • Creating Stress-Reducing Lifestyle
    • Eating Properly
    • Exercising Regularly
    • Sleeping Well
  • Altering the Situation
    • The First A
    • Identifying Appropriate Situations
    • Creating Effective Actions
  • Avoiding the Situation
    • The Second A
    • Identifying Appropriate Situations
    • Creating Effective Actions
  • Accepting the Situation
    • The Third A
    • Identifying Appropriate Situations
    • Creating Effective Actions
  • Using Routines to Reduce Stress
    • Planning Meals
    • Organizing Chores
    • Using a To-Do List
  • Environmental Relaxation Techniques
    • Finding a Sanctuary
    • Using Music
    • Seeing the Humour
  • Physical Relaxation Techniques
    • Soothing Stretches
    • Deep Breathing
    • Tensing and Relaxing
    • Medication
  • Coping with Major Events
    • Establishing a Support System
    • Creating a Plan
    • Knowing When to Seek Help
  • Our Challenge to You
    • Creating a Stress Log
    • Week One: Recording Events
    • Week Two: Identifying Stressors and Creating a Plan
    • Week Three: Creating New Habits
    • Reviewing and Evaluating
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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