"Knowledge alone is not enough, it is the application of that knowledge that produces the result."
The strategies in this course have been shown by research to help with stress. In order to obtain the maximum possible benefits it is important to follow these guidelines:
· Do not make too many changes at
once. Study one session at a time; implement the strategies, and when you have
done this move onto the next session.
· Effective Stress Management is
a daily process, not an outcome. (Brian Luke Seaward)
· Read and re-read the Stress Management
for Health course notes and practise the skills on a regular basis, keep practising them even when stress is no longer a problem,
they will help you reduce the chance of stress occurring again.
· Do not expect instant, results,
research has shown these strategies work.
· Stress management, although valuable,
is not a panacea for all ills.
· It is important to complete all
the sessions of this course in order to gain the maximum, potential benefits.
· Most stress (pressure) is normal
and healthy, and can be coped with; prolonged or more serious stress may need help from your GP.
· Under no circumstances should
you stop taking any medication your doctor has prescribed.
· It is important to read the recommended books listed at the end of each session
to improve your knowledge of stress and Stress Management Techniques.
the whole of each session before implementing the strategies outlined in a particular session.
· Do not make any sudden changes
in your life, such as changing your job or ending a relationship, until your stress has been resolved.
· Do not self-diagnose yourself
as suffering stress; it is important to see your doctor in order to receive an accurate diagnosis because there are medical
conditions such as anaemia and thyroid gland problems whose symptoms can be very similar to those of stress.
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Stress - Introduction