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  1. 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS Notes for the Facilitator Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop Stressing out! Coping with the Effects of Stress Surviving College Stop, Meditate, and Listen Workshop Summary Appendices A. Handouts B. Background Information C. Resources
  2. 2. NOTES FOR THE FACILITATOR Purpose This Stress Management workshop is designed to target 10-30 college students to educate them on stressors, effects of stress, and various coping mechanisms. The material is based upon research conducted to discover what health topics are of greatest interest to college students. The data yielded that the majority of students (63%) wanted to learn about stress management and relaxation. The hope is that through this workshop students will learn how to properly identify and manage stress. Time Frame The following timeline applies to a workshop that lasts for approximately one hour—it can vary based upon the number of participants and level of discussion. I. Welcome and Introduction II. PowerPoint: Visual III. Survey IV. PowerPoint: Stress V. Activity: Stress Bingo VI. PowerPoint: Coping VII. Video: Surviving College VIII. Trivia IX. Activity: Meditation X. Conclusion TOTAL WORKSHOP 5 minutes 3 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes 3 minutes 5 minutes 10 minutes 4 minutes 1 HOUR
  3. 3. Preparation In order to better prepare you to give this presentation please refer to Appendix A, Survey Instrument A. This describes the topic selection process and the research behind the choice of Stress Management and Relaxation. Additional information regarding this program in its entirety is located in Appendix B, background research section of this training manual. Be sure to identify the setting of this program, whether it will be done in a classroom or larger area based upon the number of participants. This particular workshop is designed for a class of no more than 30 students. However, if you choose to expand upon this program it is suggested to create advertisements in order to boost participation. Sample advertisement is located in Appendix A. The following materials will be needed to conduct this workshop: Supplies       Computer with PowerPoint capabilities Printing supplies: Paper and ink Stapler Pencils (30) Bingo cards (30) Prizes: o Smiley face water bottles o Stress-relief balls o Candy o Frisbees  Upbeat attitude!
  4. 4. Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop Materials  Survey Instrument A  Pencils 1.) Purpose of the Lesson The purpose of this workshop is to provide college students with skills to address and cope with stressors that arise while in school. The lesson is based on a research project conducted by Shana Petriello, which examined the health topics of greatest interest to college students. A random sample of Curry College students was analyzed and data showed that students were most interested in learning about Stress Management and Relaxation. Survey Instrument A Results Sexual Health 18% 18% 64% Responsible use of Alcohol Stress Management and Relaxation
  5. 5. 2.) Classroom Environment This workshop is based on the interests of college students, therefore highly personalized to this audience. Students will be able to discuss what causes their stress and the ways in which they cope in a safe and open forum. This classroom will be an environment of mutual respect for the next hour—where students can feel secure in speaking freely and sharing opinions without fear of judgment. 3.) Schedule Schedule I. II. III. Introduction Stressing Out Effects of Stress a. ACTIVITY IV. Surviving College V. Stop, Meditate, and Listen! VI. Conclusion 4.) Icebreaker! Facilitator introduces him/herself and what stresses you out. Ex.) My name is Amy and teaching this lesson stresses me out! Have students introduce themselves and also encourage them to share what it is that stresses them out.
  6. 6. Stressing Out! Materials  Computer with PowerPoint  Survey Instrument B  Pencils 1.) Goal The goal of this section is to provide students with the tools to acknowledge their personal levels of stress. This segment will recognize and review the stressors students had discussed during the icebreaker activity and give students time to assess their stress levels. 2.) PowerPoint Part I—Visual Imagery The visual imagery section of this presentation can either be completely visual or guided by the facilitator. OPTIONAL: If guided here is a suggested script to follow: What stresses you out? Some ideas you had mentioned include school work, family, graduation, homework, grades, studying, work piling up, work, money, relationships—you feel like you don’t have enough time! And it makes you want to scream! Then you eat, and eat, and eat, and eat, and eat, you cry, and you drink, and you drink, then you eat some more, you feel anxious, maybe have an upset stomach, you cry some more, perhaps you smoke, or just feel like sleeping! And you just want to MAKE IT STOP!
  7. 7. 3.) Survey At this point administer Survey Instrument B, Appendix A-2. This is a Stress Survey Questionnaire adapted from the University of Scranton. Although lengthy, it is a useful tool to analyze what causes stress in the lives of students and helps individuals to identify how much stress is generated. This provides students with the ability to identify and rate life stressors and coping mechanisms.
  8. 8. Coping with the Effects of Stress Materials      Computer with PowerPoint Stress Bingo Cards Pencils Coping Mechanisms Handout OPEN Bookmark 1.) Goal The goal of this section of the workshop is for students to be able to identify a stressor and differentiate between positive and negative stress. Additionally, at the conclusion of this section students will demonstrate the ability to identify at least three effects of stress and three methods of coping with stress. 2.) PowerPoint Part II: Stress As previously discussed there are many things that can trigger stress. Stressor is the term used to describe a stimulus that causes stress. For example, for many of you homework and exams cause stress, therefore homework and exams are both stressors. Contrary to popular belief positive stress DOES exist! We are all familiar with negative stress, which is called DISTRESS. Positive stress is called EUSTRESS—this is the stress that gives you a sense of urgency to get something done!
  9. 9. Activity: BINGO-Effects of Stress See Appendix A-3 This activity presents an opportunity to talk about reasons behind each effect of stress and why they can be harmful to an individual’s wellbeing. PowerPoint Part III—Coping At this point you can engage the audience. Facilitate discussion on different ways the students choose to relieve their stress. Start with your own example that way the students feel comfortable in sharing and understand the model to follow. Ex.) “When I am stressed out I like to clean and listen to music, it boosts my mood to feel organized.” Administer Handout—CBU School of Business Coping Mechanisms See Appendix A-4 This handout reviews several ideas for different coping mechanisms, breaking it down into seven categories: Useful Activities, Mental, Physical, People, Spiritual, Quiet/Alone Time, and Other. Administer Handout—OPEN bookmarks See template Appendix A-5 Review the meaning of OPEN: ORGANIZE, PLAN, EXECUTE, NEXT! This is a useful strategy that can be implemented when you feel like you do not have enough time to take a break and commit to an effective coping mechanism. This is an example of a time management
  10. 10. technique. Organize what it is you have to do—collect all assignments. Plan and prioritize which assignments need to be done first or will require the most work or time. Break it down into smaller more attainable goals—it will keep you from becoming too overwhelmed, instead of looking at a huge task, you will see small step-by-step tasks you can check off as you go. Execute is the action step; this is where you put your plan to work! After that you can move on the the NEXT task!
  11. 11. Surviving College Materials  Computer with Internet capabilities  Link: OPTIONAL: Use this as a tool to recognize stressors in college setting. This media clip is an alternative way to suggest and encourage health coping mechanisms to deal with stress. 1.) Video Uses visual learning style to solidify main points:  Prioritize  Manage time  Organize then plan  Rest  Dump bad vibes  Maintain open communication
  12. 12. Stop, Meditate, and Listen! Materials  Computer with Internet capabilities  1.) Goal The overall goal for this activity is to teach students deep breathing techniques and the art of meditation. After this ten minute relaxation exercise the expected outcome will be relaxed and refreshed students. 2.) Activity—Meditation  Initiate the meditation exercise by encouraging students to close their eyes, turn off lights, close door, create comfortable and quiet environment.  Instruct students to breathe deeply and think of their favorite quiet place.  Begin music and create quiet example of meditation.  At conclusion encourage students to slowly open eyes, warn that the lights will be turned back on, etc. OpTIONAL: Ask how it made them feel? More relaxed? At ease? Refreshed?  Provide information on FREE ipod/iphone app! o “ Relaxing sounds of nature” (help w/ mediation relaxation sleep and spa)
  13. 13. WORKSHOP SUMMARY Introduction 10 minutes What stresses you out? Survey says: “Approximately 64% of peers wanted to learn more about Stress Management and Relaxation!” Stressing Out! 10 minutes a. Examples that cause stress: Family, graduating, grades, homework, money, lack of time b. Survey: Stress Questionnaire—examined stressors, ranking from no stress to hardcore stress Effects of Stress 15 minutes a. Stressor: stimulus that causes stress b. Effects are individualized  Ex.) Rapid heartbeat, Teeth grinding, Memory problems, Depression, Insomnia, etc. c. Eustress vs. Distress  Eustress = positive stress (creates a sense of urgency) d. ACTIVITY: STRESS BINGO Identifying different effects of stress as discussed in lecture e. DISCUSSION: How do YOU manage stress?  CBU School of Business Handout: Stress Coping Mechanisms i. Activities, Physical, Mental, Spiritual, People, Quiet/Alone time, Other f. OPEN Method: Organize, Plan, Execute, Next! Surviving College 10 minutes a. Video: b. Trivia & Prizes to review key points Stop, Meditate, and Listen 10 minutes a. Deep breathing exercises—in through the nose and out through the mouth b. Video: Conclusion a. Take Away Points: 1.) Know your stressor 2.) Identify what’s happening because of it 3.) Breathe through it 4.) Match a management technique to it 5.) Remain OPEN! Freedom is knowing that every moment you have a choice. 5 minutes
  14. 14. APPENDICES A. Handouts Survey instrument A………………………………………………………Appendix A-1 Survey instrument B………………………………………………………Appendix A-2 BINGO-Effects of Stress…………………………………………………Appendix A-3 Coping Mechanisms Handout………………………………………..Appendix A-4 OPEN bookmark……………………………………………………………Appendix A-5 Sample advertisement……………………………………………..……Appendix A-6 Workshop evaluation………………………………………………..….Appendix A-7 PowerPoint…………………………………………………………………..Appendix A-8 B. Background Information for Facilitator Research Abstract Social Diagnosis Epidemiological Diagnosis Behavioral and Environmental Diagnosis Educational and Organizational Diagnosis Administration and Policy Assessment Implementation Evaluation C. Resources
  15. 15. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME!!! THANK YOU! Please Identify the appropriate response: GENDER: Male Female Other AGE: ________ YEAR: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior RACE: _________________________________ Please choose one of the three topics below based on which one you would be most interested in learning about: ______ Sexual Health/Responsibility ______ Responsible use of Alcohol ______ Stress Management and Relaxation Please choose five topics from the list below, ranking them 1-5 (1 being your first choice to learn about and 5 being your last choice) ______ Nutrition ______ Physical Activity/Exercise ______ Tobacco Control/Quitting ______ Marijuana and OTC (Over the Counter) Drugs ______ Prescription Drug Use ______ Sexual Health/Responsibility ______ HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) ______ Dating Violence/Healthy Relationships ______ Injury Prevention ______ The Common Cold/ Flu prevention strategies ______ Homesickness ______ Body Image and Eating Disorders ______ Depression/Anxiety ______ Responsible use of Alcohol ______ Stress Management and Relaxation A-1
  16. 16. Thank you for your time! I look forward to working with you in the future!  A-2 PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS SURVEY! Thank you for taking part in this research. 1. Age: ______________ 2. Gender: Male Female 3. What year are you? Freshman Sophomore Other Junior Senior 4. Do you have a job? YES NO If yes to question 4 is it Full-time or Part-time? ___________________________ 5. What is you major? _________________________________________ 6. How many credits do you have this semester? Under 16 16-18 Over 18 Are you a commuter or resident? ____________________ 7. Rate Each Source of Stress Roommate(s) No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Living away from home No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Money No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Job No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Grades No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Workload/Classes No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Family No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Friends No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Health No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore
  17. 17. Sport No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Tests/Exams/Papers No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Relationship (boyfriend/girlfriend) or marriage No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Not enough time No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Not being happy No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore Do you work well under stress? YES NO 8. Rate your personal level of stress in your life on average: No stress Slight stress Average Above average Hardcore 9. How do you feel at your present level of stress? (Check all that apply) ___ Hostile ___ Panicked ___ Irritable ___ Anxious/worrying ___ Focused ___ Unusually emotional ___ Tired ___ Headache ___ Insomnia ___ Loss of appetite ___ Cravings (food, i.e. chocolate) ___ Nausea/upset stomach
  18. 18. 10. Are you comfortable at your present level of stress? YES NO 11. How do you deal with stress? (Check 5 that you engage in the most) ___ Exercise ___ Talk to friends ___ Listen to music ___ Sleep ___ Eat ___ Not eat/diet ___ Work ___ Read ___ Hobby/project (ex. Clean, play guitar) ___ Alcohol ___ Herb/home remedies (ex. Ginseng) ___ Drugs ___ Smoking (tobacco products) 12. How effective do you find your present coping mechanisms? Not at all Slightly Okay Good COMMENTS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!  *Adapted from Stress Survey Questionnaire Excellent
  19. 19. A-4 STRESS COPING MECHANISMS This list was compiled by the MBA OB Class at CBU School of Business in the Spring 2006 Semester Useful Activities -Cook -Organize home/office -Clean -Laundry -Yardwork/garden -Shower Mental -Reading (escapist/trashy) -Listen to music -Watch junk TV -Watch movies -Creative writing -Word games and puzzles -Other puzzles Physical -Exercise -Sports (participate) -Outdoor Exercise (bike riding, etc.) -Hunting/camping -Risky sports/activities Spiritual -Devotions/prayer -Yoga People -Talk with friends -Visit with friends -Talk with a friend who has more problems than I do -Play with children -Write letters to family (very old or very young) -Indoor games (cards, monopoly, etc.) -Volunteer work Quiet/Alone Time -Hunting/camping -Drive -Sleep -Vegetate Other -Creative/ crafts -Go OUT to dinner -Play with pets -Shopping -Idle internet surfing -Electronic games
  20. 20. A-5 “Freedom is knowing that every moment you have a choice.” Organize Plan Execute Next! “Freedom is knowing that every moment you have a choice.” Organize Plan Execute Next!
  21. 21. A-6 Stress Management and Relaxation Student Workshop HOW TO MANAGE STRESS Facilitator: Shana Petriello Date: April 23, 2012 Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm Place: Curry College—Hafer Building Room 214 Open to all students: 30 seats available—first come, first serve! Do you feel stressed out? Are finals taking a toll on you? Does your schedule feel overwhelming? Please join us for a brief workshop which will touch upon what causes stress, ways to manage stress, and even practice some relaxation techniques! Hope to see you there!
  22. 22. Workshop Evaluation A-7 Thank you for participating! Your feedback is important to us!  Year in college (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.): _________________________________________ 1.) Was this information useful to you? 2.) Was this information relevant to college students? YES YES NO NO 3.) What was the most important piece of information you learned today? 4.) Are there any ways in which this workshop could have better addressed your needs? Please explain: 5.) Other questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions: Thank you!