Stress management; how to build resilience to overcome adversity?

  • We all experience stress in our lives. Because the vast majority of health problems are caused or influenced by stress, it's important to understand how stress affects your body and learn effective stress management techniques to make stress work for you rather than against you.

    Do a quick search on the Internet and try to determine:

    What Is Stress?

    What are the causes of stress?

    What are the effects of stress?

    (don't forget to include them in your Learning Diaries, of course)


    Next task is to establish an Effective Stress Management Plan that works for you:


    1 - Watch this famous TED talk of Professor Amy Cuddy to learn how to make stress work FOR you, not against you.

    2 - Read this article:

    3 - Design your plan

    and don't forget: There isn't a one-size-fits-all option when it comes to stress relief. What works for one person might not work for another.