The Stress Management Journal
-Linda Piatt, Occupational Medicine
Denton Regional Medical Center
We built a five week course around using this product. One of the attendees was one of the most stressed-out people I've ever worked with. I didn't think he'd stick with the program but he did and he made some impressive changes involving his relationships with family members. He attributed it all to using the Journal.
-Lani Van Sickle, Occupational Health
Glaxo Smith Kline
An excellent resource. We had it translated into 3 different languages and made it available to our entire organization worldwide.
-Diane Biber, Health Promotion
This product worked well for our employee population.
-Elysa Jacobs, Wellness
Most people never take the time to clearly identify the stressors in their life and thus have almost no chance of reducing or eliminating their stress. That's why we created the Stress Management Journal.
The Stress Management Journal not only helps you monitor the obvious causes of stress (like a fight with your spouse, or difficulty with your boss) it helps you also identify the subtler, underlying causes of stress (like financial pressure or time pressure), that may be the true source of your distress.
Every week the Stress Management Journal focuses on a different subject. The first two weeks are devoted to just observing and noticing the connection between obvious and non-obvious causes of stress. This sounds simple, but it takes practice identifying the underlying, non-obvious sources of stress. And the journal shows you how. (When you get into an argument with your kids during the morning rush, you'll learn that it's probably not the kids -- but time pressure -- that's really bugging you.)
In the third week, you will learn physical techniques for reducing stress, like deep breathing, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. And in the fourth week the journal will teach you how to monitor your thoughts in order to avoid common negative thinking traps.
Every day The Stress Management Journal gives you ample space for writing down your thoughts while it guides you through a twenty-eight day course for reducing stress. The Stress Management Journal teaches you how to relax and make time for simple pleasures, like reading, light exercise and having fun. If you're serious about changing your behavior and really reducing your stress, this is the tool for you.
Trainers and health educators: Want to really affect behavioral change throughout your organization? Start a stress management support group. Hand out the journal to everyone in the group and meet with them once a week for one month. Free leader's guide with the purchase of 500 copies of the journal.
Dow Chemical purchased this journal, translated it into five languages and distributed it worldwide to their 30,000 employees. Glaxo Smith Kline helped us develop the leaders guide for this program.