Stress and Coping

By Marie Diaz-Cervo

Stress management for a 65-year-old white woman. She is a grandmother, she works with special needs children and her daughter always needs her help with the grandchildren. The grandmother develops hives because of the stress of her everyday life and she also stops exercise because of her schedule

Mental health professionals would use stress management to help the client to deal with her stress. The treatment is evidence-based interventions, therefore they tested several people with the same symptoms to get positive results. Also, the client will understand how come she felt the way she felt. She needs to understand that her schedule, how she feels and how she faces life. McCarthy, C. J., DeLisi, M., Getzfeld, A. R., McCarthy, C. J., Moss-King, D. A., Mossler, R., Privitera, G. J., Spence, C., Walker, J. D., Weinberg, R. S., & Youssef-Morgan, C. M. (2016).

Resilience is the way a person get back on track after a bad experience which was hard but the person might take a little break then get right back to what needs to be done. The person can be so focused and do better than before. One way to build resilience is to move toward your goals. The person can take small steps and do them often. Also, ask yourself what is it that I can do today to help me reach my goal. Another way is to maintain communication and spend times with close family members, friends, and coworkers. If they want to help you accept their help. When others listen to what you are going through, it will help tremendously. Find ways to help others that will make you feel great and be active at church, local groups or civic group will also help. Other ways to build resilience is to accept that change is a part of living. some dreams and goals might take longer to achieve. Also, some things people can not change can help you to focus on the things you can change. Comas-Diaz, L., Luthar, S. S., Maddi, S. R., O’Neill, H. K., Saakvitne, K. W., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2011).

Flexibility in maintaining resilience when face a difficult issues help with experience strong emotions and stop and breath so you can keep living. Take actions to face the issues and do your normal routine and stop to think and get more energy to face the problem later on. Take times to laugh and connect with people who love you. Finally, trust yourself and get help from others. Comas-Diaz, L., Luthar, S. S., Maddi, S. R., O’Neill, H. K., Saakvitne, K. W., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2011).
“Life skills” enable us to be productive, effective and resilient in the face of challenges and difficult situations. We know that our Face Forward participants face a host of tempting, but negative influences in their every day live. In addition to building confidence and self-esteem, life skills serve as protective armor against poor choices and their related negative consequences.
We strive to ensure that participants increase their awareness and are able to apply positive behaviors. Our curriculum helps them:
Recognize and cope with stress
Identify the links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Learn the differences between choices and decisions
Practice effective communication, self-control and reduce impulsive behaviors
Engage in constructive conflict resolution and effective problem-solving.” 100 Urban League of Essex County, (2016).

 

 

References:
100 Urban League of Essex County, (2016). Retrieved from: http://www.ulec.org

Comas-Diaz, L., Luthar, S. S., Maddi, S. R., O’Neill, H. K., Saakvitne, K. W., & Tedeschi, R. G. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx

McCarthy, C. J., DeLisi, M., Getzfeld, A. R., McCarthy, C. J., Moss-King, D. A., Mossler, R., Privitera, G. J., Spence, C., Walker, J. D., Weinberg, R. S., & Youssef-Morgan, C. M. (2016). Retrieved from; https://content.ashford.edu/

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