LMCC/Stress Management

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  • make a list of stress sources
  • modify the environment and events to decrease stress
  • advise reduction/elimination of caffeine
  • encourage a balanced exercise program
  • other strategies
    • progressive deep muscle relaxation
      • tense muscle group for 10-15 seconds then relax, observing the difference
    • autogenic training
      • use mental imagery to induce a feeling of heaviness and warmth
    • diaphragmatic breathing
      • breath slowly and deeply from the abdomen

References[edit]

Toronto Notes 2005

Progressive Relaxation-- Muscle tension is the physiological response to anxiety. To combat muscle tension, this method relaxes deep muscles, relieving anxiety and stress.