COURSE SEVEN: How to cope with stress

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 This course will help you find ways to manage your stress. There is no easy answer when combatting stress, it will take commitment and time from you.

Lessons

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 1: The Symptoms of Stress

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Look at the stress symptoms in the chart below and identify how they impact on you physically, behaviourally and emotionally. This unit will help you find ways to manage your stress. There is no easy answer when combatting stress, it will take commitment and time from you.

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 2: An Overview of your Stress Symptoms

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

If you have determined that stress is causing or contributing to your symptoms, you can manage your stress to minimize its impact.
Looking back at course 6 and the list of stress symptoms complete the following questions. You can do this online, or download the printed worksheet.

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 3: Coping Skills and Habits

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

When it comes to coping with stress, it’s important to understand that you can take control

There is always something you can to deal with the problems that you face. Here we look at coping skills and habits.

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 4: Changing Situations

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

Using the worksheet, choose one of your stress causes. Write down how can this situation be changed or improved.

For example: Relationship stress – assertive communication training, setting boundaries (say something and stick to it), resolving conflict

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 6: Instant Stressbusters

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Instant Stress Busters

Use these techniques for rapid relief whenever you’re feeling stressful emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, irritation or hurt.

COURSE SEVEN: Lesson 7: Longer term coping strategies for stress

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Learning to deal with stress effectively is worthwhile. Many of the most common long-term stressors—family illness, recovery after injury,—often arise without warning and simultaneously. Stress management is particularly valuable for your wellbeing.