Stress is an inevitable and necessary -to a degree- component of life. 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 grow promoting in terms of one’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Stress coping strategies acquired through experience, vary individually, with some appropriate and successful, and others inappropriate and unsuccessful. Many of these coping strategies, however, are learned during the formative years of development. In essence, how appropriate an individual deals with stressful life events at various stages of development is determined, to a large extent, by what was learned and reinforced during previous developmental stages. It is necessary, then, that timely and effective stress management education be provided and continued during the early stages of development (childhood through adolescence) to insure positive coping responses as adults. 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.
The goal of stress management education is not to shelter educators from stressful situations, but to help them develop the ability to respond to stressful events in a positive, constructive way. Confrontation with stressful situations needs to be encouraged rather than avoided. Through the implementation of a comprehensive stress management education program (life skills approach) it is hoped that individuals will be more adept at coping and handling stressful life events, throughout the life span, due to practice and positive reinforcement of earlier, analogous stress related responses. Our Stress Management Training gives professionals the best tools to control reflex triggers and emotions. They learn how to deactivate stressors occurring in classrooms and built coping resources to solve tough challenges, useful both in professional and personal daily life. The focus will be given to mindfulness technique.
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