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Stress, when carefully managed, can actually facilitate academic achievement. Reinforced by on-screen lists and a review segment at the end, this streaming video program from Films On Demand first defines stress and then promotes three core strategies for dealing with it: a positive attitude, a healthy lifestyle, and relaxation techniques. The harmful aspects of unmanaged stress, which include an increased susceptibility to physical illness, clinical depression, and substance abuse, are also discussed. (10 minutes)
Stress is body tension that everyone encounters at some point in life. There are many factors that contribute to stress. Too much stress can cause ongoing physical side effects, such as migraines or ulcers, with potentially devastating results—and if not treated, it can jeopardize relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. Yet stress can be managed simply by recognizing the situation and choosing to relax. There are several techniques that can help decrease the amount of stress one may experience throughout the day. This informative video illustrates fast, easy, and effective ways to manage stress through deep breathing, simple stretches, acupressure, self-massage, and progressive relaxation. Produced by Hazelden. (26 minutes)
Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this motivational guide provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance. This thorough handbook explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups. Containing essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources, this one-stop reference also includes action review checklists.
Here is a comprehensive clinical manual focused on stress management and relaxation. It contains detailed descriptions of tactics for training the user in the methods of relaxation, positive thinking, time management, and more. Features validated self-tests (normed on over 1000 individuals), and first-time ever stress management motivations and irrational beliefs inventories. This hands-on resource is essential for practitioners introducing stress management techniques into their practice; students who are learning how to cope with stress; practitioners-in-training, and clinicians looking for a refresher course.
From overflowing priority lists to power-hungry colleagues to nagging parental guilt, stress is the defining characteristic of most of our lives. Real help is here-an all-encompassing, stress-busting tool kit that goes far beyond breathing exercises and visualization techniques. Such one-size-fits-all methods are no match for the stressors we experience daily in our overcomplicated lives. Whether you have too many projects, your confidence is flagging, or you are clashing with a coworker, Success Under Stress provides a flexible array of strategies. You will learn how to: - Adjust your perspective to see opportunity instead of obstacles - Alter your physiology to get focused when overwhelmed, energized when exhausted, and calm when wired - Change the problem to prevent the stress from returning All in all, Success Under Stress offers a veritable arsenal of "magic bullet' solutions-hundreds of situation-specific, quick-acting tips for defusing stress and boosting productivity. Complete with quizzes, examples, exercises, and more, this practical book helps you gain control, exude calmness and confidence amidst everyday chaos, and achieve the success you richly deserve. "