Stress Management Workshop Outline

Sherry K Lynch, Ph.D.
University Counseling Center
Virginia Tech

I. Reflecting on Experience - Brainstorm Major Stresses

II. Assimilating and Conceptualizing - Lecture/Handouts

Distribute Stress Management: Ten Self-Care Techniques handout

  1. Learn to Relax
  2. Practice Acceptance
  3. Talk Rationally to Yourself
  4. Get Organized
  5. Exercise
  6. Reduce Time Urgency
  7. Disarm Yourself
  8. Quiet Time
  9. Watch Your Habits
  10. Talk with Friends

III. Experimenting and Practicing

  1. Structured Discussion
  2. Personal Practice

IV. Planning for Application - Developing an Action Plan