University of Utah
HEALTH EDUCATION 516-1
Stress Management Instructors Class
Julia J. Kleinschmidt, PhD, LCSW
Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation: An Instructor's Guide by Curtis, J.D. et al.
Packet-Pick up at the HPRR-N Copy Center
Stress can be the spice of life as well as the kiss of death. It only becomes a trap if you allow it to be--if you believe you are helpless in the face of life's forces. But that is a belief, not a fact. Your inner resources make the difference, and you can strengthen these resources. You can recognize the signs of stress in your own life and learn techniques to cope with them. You can make stress work for you.
Robert S. Eliot and Dennis L. Breo "Is it Worth Dying For?"
1. To further learn and develop adaptive coping strategies 2. To effectively incorporate these coping strategies into everyday functioning 3. To learn and develop the skills necessary to effectively teach these coping strategies to others 4. To rehearse and experience the teaching of stress management techniques to small groups of individuals 5 . To develop the skills to organize and implement stress
management programs in different settings and with various populations
Relaxation Tape 100 Points Resource Book 100 Points Lab Process Journals See Bellow* Quiz I 100 Points Quiz II 100 Points
Teaching SM to Groups--From weeks 4-9 (for one hour, once a week for 6 weeks) students will teach basic relaxation techniques to small groups . These groups will consist of either students enrolled in the basic SM class (H. Ed. 316) or individuals associated with the Bennion Center. Further details and choices will be discussed in class.
Lab Process Journals--a weekly journal (may be handwritten if legible) during lab weeks. These will be submitted the class after each lab and will be used during class to process lab experiences. Each should include
: ... the techniques or activities of that lab session a few sentences about each group member and his/her response to the session
... your response to or feelings about the experiences of that session This assignment, if done well, can bring a borderline final average up into the next grade level.
Relaxation Tape--a 20 minute tape created by the student which incorporates induction, relaxation, and reenergizing phases. The relaxation techniques will be selected by the student.
Resource Book--A compilation of resources to be used to organize and implement a stress management program in a setting and with a population of the student's choosing. The book's contents will include: table of contents a brief (3-5 pp.) review of literature (APA style) pertaining to the demographics and description of the population and the stressors specific to those clients. A reference list should follow this section. ... based on your review of the literature, a brief description (approximately 1 page), in your own words of the population and the setting, your ideas for accessing the population, what your program would consist of, etc. a collection of a variety of resources (articles, techniques, assessments, etc.) which could be used to organize and implement the stress management program. These should be organized in a practical, functional format of the student's choosing. Be sure to cite your sources.
Tentative Class Schedule
Wk.1 9-29 Syllabus Introductions Getting Started with a SM Group Stress Awareness Imagery
wk ,2 10 -6 Considering Self as SM Instr, Biases Planning a SM Program Chap. I, XVIII Physiology of Stress
wk.3 10 -13 Holistic Approach to SM Sources of Stress Social Engineering Assessing Stress Chap. IV, XV, XVI
wk.4 10 -20 Relaxation Training Chap. II, III, Breath VI, viii Breath Imagery Autogenics Progressive Muscle Relx.
Wk.5 10 -27 Imagery Chap. XI Personal Lab Journal Guided
Wk.6 11-3 Biofeedback QUIZ I Thermal Chap. XIII, XIV EMG Lab Journal Wk.7 11 -10 Communication Skills
Lab Journal Assertive Communication
Wk.8 11-17 Cognitive Strategies Cognitive Distortions RELAX. TAPES DUE Irrational Beliefs Text pp. 202 -211 Time Management Enhancing Self-Esteem Lab Journal
Wk. 9 11-24 Synthesis of Topics/Review
Wk.10 12-1 Meditation RESOURCE BOOKS DUE Stress Hardiness Chap. XII Exercise & Nutrition
Wk.11 12 -8 Behavior Change Lab Journal Mindfulness Closure
Quiz II Thurs., Dec. 16, 3:15 -5:15 pm
Lab 1. (Wk. 4, Oct. 18 -22) Introductions/Boundary Breaking Stress Awareness
Lab 2. (Wk. 5, Oct. 25-29) Breath Breath & Imagery
Lab 3. (Wk ,6, Nov, 1-5) Imagery- Guided Personal
Lab 4. (Wk. 7, Nov. 8-11)* Autogenics Progressive Muscle Relaxation Thermal Biofeedback
Lab 5. (Wk. 8, Nov. 15 -19) Communication Skills - Crazymakers
Lab 6. (Wk. 9, Nov. 22-26 )* Assertive Communication Closure
Note that Thursday, Nov. 11 (Veterans' Day) and Thursday/Friday, Nov. 25 & 26 are University holidays. Students scheduled for labs on those days must discuss arranging another lab time with their instructor or make up the lab with another instructor in the same week.
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 1995 11:45:28 MST From: Renee Buchanan <RBUCHAN@ssb1.saff.utah.edu>