Stress CD Rom




  • Secondary (11-18)
  • All ages (4-18)

This programme of structured experiences helps young people understand the nature and causes of stress and develop techniques for managing stress effectively.

Stress is a normal, necessary and inevitable part of everyday life, but as a time of continual change, adolescence can be highly stressful for young people. Stress means different things to different people, and the ability to cope with stress varies from person to person, this programme show young people ways to manage stress and prevent it becoming harmful.

  • Strategies 1-2  Look at the nature, causes and effects of stress
  • Strategy 3 Young people identify and evaluate different ways of handling stress
  • Strategies 4-6 Ways of preventing stress through a healthy lifestyle, assertion and effective time management are explored.
  • Strategies 7-9 The importance of friends prepared to listen the role of the positive outlook in influencing stress, and some relaxation techniques.
  • Strategies 10-11 Students identify and categorise the stressors in their own lives, into preventable stress and that which requires management.
  • Strategy 12 Students establish behaviour goals using a structured plan for behaviour change.
  • Strategies 13-14 The programme concludes with a board game on stress and an evaluation of the student's response to the course.

Your Choice CD Roms are a complete, easy-to-use course of PSHE activities and strategies, with accompanying photocopiable master worksheets. It is designed for Personal and Social Skills lessons or active tutorial work, based on experiential learning methods. The exercises are flexible enough to be dipped into as a component of a Health Education, Religious Education, or English course. For young people Your Choice provides a secure and stimulating framework within which they can consider their attitudes and behaviour, and develop more mature insights into their own personalities and their interaction with others.

Each handbook represents about a term's work on a specific aspect of personal skills development and each chapter provides a structures lesson plan, and suggestions for further work. Stress helps students to understand the nature and causes of stress and to develop techniques for managing stress effectively. The importance of a healthy lifestyle, assertion, and effective time management are emphasised. Students learn to recognise the types of stress which can be avoided and those which need to be managed.

Authors Shay & Margaret McConnon spent 15 years in special education, teaching young people who had emotional and behavioural difficulties. They developed programmes to enhance the self-worth of these students and to improve their social skills. The Your Choice books are best sellers in their field and continue to form the basis for many PSHE programmes across the English-speaking world.

'Your Choice Series is a valuable resource, which can be used with flexibility – large chunks or single activities can be used with equal success' Tracy Hollyhead, Social Inclusion Facilitator, Telford & Wrekin Council Sensory Inclusion Service.

Chapter Breakdown

1 People and Stress 2 Stress Can Lead To… 3 What Works? 4 Stay Healthy! 5 Assert Yourself! 6 Organise Yourself 7 See It Differently 8 Real Friends 9 Relax! 10 Stress In My Life 11 Reduce Stress! 12 What Now? 13 Less Stress 14 How Have We Got On?

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