Monday, December 1, 2014

How to be Ready for the Most Stressful Time of the Year

The Holiday Season is the most stressful time for kids and adults.  
Are you ready?

Do you need a great resource to teach your students about stress management?

Stress Busting is a great little workbook for kids, students or even adults who need some Stress Management 101.  It is SIMPLE, EASY, and FUN!

Lesson 1:   Causes of Stress: arguments at home, projects due, loss of friends, divorce, death, and more.  There is an activity that allows the participant to total up their stress points and check their range of stress on a scale. 

Lesson 2:   Symptoms of Stress:  headaches, tiredness, lack of engery, anger, unable to sleep, loss or appetite, and so on.  The activity allows the participant to check off all the symptoms that are bothersome to him/her. 

Lesson 3:   Ways to Relieve Stress.  Everyone should select two to do each day.  See all the lists of stress busters here. 

Lessons 4, 5, and 6:  Self-assessments for dealing with issues relating to family, school and friends. 

The booklet is completely reproducible so you can create workbooks for each student or adult you are working with.  It can be used in an individual or small group setting or in large groups.  The lessons can be completed together or given as homework!    Need less?  The pages can be printed separately for individual lesson worksheets and assessments.  The total cost - only $2.99 on Amazon. 

Amazon booklet

Bonus Cover!!!! When I use the Stress Busting booklet, I create  a 4x6 size version of the workbook for my students.  It is easy to carry around.  I will call parents about completing the workbook at home with their child and they love it.  Instead of the cover you see above, I will use this cover (below) as a cover for the booklet.  It is kid-friendly.  Copy and paste this to use as a cover if you would like.  

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       Grace Wilhelm is a National Board Certified Counselor with experience in mental health and school counseling.  She enthusiastically presents to counselors, teachers, youth workers, and parents on anger, stress, crises intervention, communication, data, counseling programs, play sessions, and more. 

        She has been awarded ASCA National School Counselor of the Year Semifinalist, RAMP, and FLDOE Parent Involvement Award.  She has written student workbooks on anger control and stress management and has published two DVDs on Games and Play to Enhance Counseling and Teaching Strategies: Creative Ways to Engage Students in Small Groups, Classrooms or Individual Counseling Sessions.
        Speaking engagements have taken Grace as far away as Papua New Guinea. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Mark and three children.  She enjoys traveling, genealogy and playing the violin.