Stress is a natural part of life. We will always have stress, but our stress does not have to have us. To take command of your stress reaction, you must first be AWARE of your stress! You must be able to notice that you are experiencing a stress reaction and distinguish what is contributing to this reaction. Then you have the ability to consciously respond to the situation.
We have created this to be a 28 day module and it is simply the beginning of you Taking Command of Your Stress! Think of each day of this module as a building block that over time creates a structure that empowers you to take command of your stress! Each activity is 15 minutes or less.
We encourage daily action for 2 reasons:
Stress occurs Daily–actually moment to moment. To truly take command of your stress you will need to take regular, daily action.
Stress is a HABIT. Taking command of your stress requires replacing one habit with a new habit and that requires repetition!
We have developed a variety of awareness and adaptation activities that will allow you to take command of your stress response, including:
- Defining Stress
- The Biology of Stress
- Stress as a Habit
- Costs and Impacts of Chronic Stress on Wellness
- Current Stress Management Assessment
- SEE your Stress
- Creating Distress Tolerance:
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Autogenic Relaxation /Guided Imagery
- Diaphragmatic Breathing
- Physical Activity
- Social Support
The information included on this module is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to be relied upon as medical advice or intended to be a substitute for professional advice from your own provider. This information does not in any way form a provider-patient relationship. You should consult your own health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for you, or if you have questions regarding your medical condition or treatment plan.