This class focuses on theories of stress management and practical tools for reducing stress. The objectives include helping each student identify personal stressors; becoming familiar with the theories of stress management; applying cognitive and behavioral stress reduction techniques, including progressive relaxation, visual imagery, assertiveness, time management and thought stoppage; and developing a personalized stress-reduction plan. Students are evaluated in part on the basis of their complete individualized stress-reduction plan.
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the bodily systems affected by stress and the skills, techniques, treatments, and practices for preventing and reducing the negative impact of stress.
- Can demonstrate an awareness of multicultural factors that can affect human stress levels and the strategies for coping.
- Knows how to assist others in development of a plan for managing stress and enhancing wellness.
- Understands the mechanisms underlying stress reduction techniques.
- Understands the theories and principals of stress management and demonstrates application of them to their own life.
- Understands the theories, concepts, techniques and tools of wellness and can apply them to their own life.