Stress Management (Ruthstiver)
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- Define stress from a holistic Perspective.
- Complete a Stress Management Self-Assessment Tool, and state how it could be applied within the health
- Define wellness from a holistic perspective.
- Identify the contribution of Hans Selye to the understanding of stress.
- Define General Adaptation Syndrome, and list the 3 stages.
- State one effect of stress on each of the following body systems:
- Complete the Mind-Body awareness exercise and state one potential application within the health care
- Define psychoneuroimmunology.
- Define personality.
- List 3 systems for categorizing personality type.
- List 3 characteristics associated with Type A personality.
- Complete a personality Self-Assessment Tool and state one potential application within the health care
- Complete a meditation for change, and state one potential application within the health care setting.
- Define soul.
- State 3 steps to caring for the soul.
- Complete a care plan for the soul.
- State 2 effects of stress on mental health and the mind.
- Define coping, and list 3 resources which can enhance coping skills.
- Complete a coping skills Self-Assessment Tool.
- Complete 2 relaxation exercises, and state a potential application for each in the health care setting.
- State 3 effects of movement/exercise on the body.
- State 2 ways in which exercise can play a role in stress management.
- Complete a Movement Meditation.
- State 3 cautions o be followed when exercising.
- Complete a food diary, and state one potential application within the health care setting.
- Describe the emotional and social factors associated with food.
- List 3 principles of proper nutrition to follow as part of a stress management program.
- State the connection between stress and dietary intake of caffeine and sugar.
- Define imagery, and give an example.
- Complete 2 imagery exercises, and state a potential application of imagery within the health care setting.
- List 3 Potential physical or emotional effects of music.
- Complete a Music Self-Assessment Tool.
- Define Entrainment.
- Complete 2 exercises incorporating music and imagery.
- State one way in which the therapeutic effects of music can be applied within the health care setting.
- State one therapeutic application of art or drawing within a stress management program.
- Define mandala and state on possible us for this form within the health care setting.
- Complete an exercise incorporating a mandala.
- Define burnout.
- List 3 occupational settings/characteristics which can contribute to occupational stress/burnout
- complete a job care plan.
- Describe how multiple life-roles can contribute to burnout.
- Discuss the impact of modern trends on women’s health.
- List 2 ways to prevent multiple-role burnout, and state one potential application to the health care setting.
- State 3 Points if successful goal setting.
- Complete a stress management care plan.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Stress Management for the 90s
Chapter 2: Basic Concepts
Chapter 3: Stress: A Brief History and Discussion of the Concept
Chapter 4: Stress Energy
Chapter 5: Stress and the Body: The Mind-Body Dialogue
Chapter 6: Personality Type and Stress
Chapter 7: Type A Behavior and Stress
Chapter 8: Stress and the Soul: What is the Connection?
Chapter 9: Pulling it Together: Stress and Mental Health
Chapter 10: The Healing Power of Movement
Chapter 11: Back to Basics: We are What We Eat
Chapter 12: Imagery: The Oldest Healer
Chapter 13: Music: Ancient Healer in Modern Times
Chapter 14: Art: The Creative Pathway to Wellness
Chapter 15: Occupational Stress: Burnout Prevention
Chapter 16: World for Women (But Not for Women Only)
Chapter 17: Writing Yourself a Stress Management Care Plan: Commitment to Wellness
Chapter 18: Bibliography