Just Chill: Don’t Stress Out!

Billy Joel's song, "Pressure," opens a lesson that teaches some techniques to deal with pressure and stressors, significant factors that contribute to aging and poor health. Throughout the four-day lesson, participants study stress management techniques, create posters, and craft a "50 Ways to Positively Manage Stress" brochure.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the support services on campus and in the community and post them in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson requires extensive pre-planning; preview the entire packet and set aside extra prep time to prepare copies, link videos, and collect the materials, many of which are not found in the classroom
  • Designed for those seeking a career in the human services/counseling and mental health fields, but appropriate for any health class
Pros
  • Provides instructors with a detailed plan and links to websites that provide background information
Cons
  • None