Managing Stress on a Personal Level

Develop your ability to move forward with stress management techniques

Managing Stress on a Personal Level Video

Disclaimer: This information is being provided on an educational basis only and should not be utilized in place of working with a licensed mental health professional.

Kelley faculty presenter: Nichole Alspaugh Williams, Ed.S, LMHC, NCC

We’re pleased you’ve chosen to explore positive psychology. Learn how strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can support your ability to take positive action. After watching the video, practice what you've learned by implementing these habits this week:

  1. Reflect in your gratitude journal based on these prompts:
    • Begin or end your day by writing three things for which you’re grateful.
    • Spend one minute reflecting on each one.
    • Write about one thing that upset you. How might this be a blessing in disguise? How may you turn it into an advantage? What could be good about it?
  2. Identify thoughts to either “test” through CBT or accept through ACT utilizing the following resource and journal about your experience:
  3. Meditate for five minutes each day. Consider resources such as Headspace, Calm, and YouTube to aid in the practice. Research on how meditation changes the brain.
  4. Optional: You may also choose to continue doing something from the happiness quadrant of your Happiness Hamburger and continue a daily random act of kindness.

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