20 Quick Strategies To Help Patients & Clients Manage Stress

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Item#: 9781550596489
Edition 01
Author Richard, Charlene
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Fast, effectivestrategies — each teachable in 10 minutes or less!Includes printable patient handouts and audio downloads for guided relaxation practices.Empower your patients quickly with tools that range from relaxation strategies to life skills. Teach patients to recognize their stress response and use proven techniques to reduce their exposure to stress. Each of the 20 strategies described in this practical guide includes a script to teach patients how to use the strategy and a printable patient handout. Patients can use the audio downloads at home or right in your office.Whether you are a health care professional, social worker, or student in a health care program, this book will provide you with strategies you can use to help patients immediately. These methods work. All have been used in a variety of settings, including primary care and community health clinics, mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, community counseling agencies, domestic violence shelters, and secondary and post-secondary health centers.

Table of Contents
1. Stress and your patients<
/>2. Awareness strategies<
/>3. Self-management strategies<
/>4. Relaxation strategies<
/>5. Sensory grounding strategies<
/>6. Cognitive strategies<
/>7. Clinician wellness<
/>Summary: How to use this book<
/>Strategy 1: Human stress response and warning signs<
/>Strategy 2: Daily stress log<
/>Strategy 3: Stress thermometer<
/>Strategy 4: Stress-management plan and resources<
/>Strategy 5: My stress-management goal<
/>Strategy 6: Self-care plan: Lifestyle factors for stress management<
/>Strategy 7: My support map<
/>Strategy 8: Deep
eathing: Technique<
/>Strategy 9: Deep
eathing: Extended exhale<
/>Strategy 10: Deep
eathing: Boxed
eathing<
/>Strategy 11: Guided visualization<
/>Strategy 12: Progressive muscle relaxation<
/>Strategy 13: 5–4–3–2–1 sensory grounding exercise<
/>Strategy 14: Pictures on the wall exercise<
/>Strategy 15: Cognitive-awareness grounding strategy<
/>Strategy 16: Journaling and relaxation<
/>Strategy 17: Gratitude lists and journaling<
/>Strategy 18: Surfing your stress<
/>Strategy 19: Awareness of negative thoughts<
/>Strategy 20: Setting boundaries and saying no<
/>Signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue<
/>Ten nourishing activities for clinician wellness