Stress management education: A life skills approach for health promotion professionals

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Stress is an inevitable and necessary component of life--to a degree. Excessive stress can become a disease promoting agent and constitutes a major health concern today. While some stressors can be avoided and others need to be confronted, in the end, a good balance of stress in one's life can be healthy, and growth promoting in terms of one's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Life skills can be taught to assist individuals successfully deal with stressful life events, even before they occur. Successfully coping with stressful events at an early age can minimize the acquisition of unhealthy stress coping responses which could promote illness and disease. This paper will address the basic concept of life span intervention, discuss some life skills related to stress coping, and provide example points of intervention.

Additional Information

Wellness Perspectives, 2, 4, 9-11
Language: English
Date: 1985
Stress, Stressful life events, Coping strategies, Life skills

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