Maricopa Community Colleges  CPD102AH   19954-20022 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/28/95
CPD102AH 19954-20022 LEC 2 Credit(s) 2 Period(s)
Stress Management
Reviews various physiological and psychological approaches to stress. Presents options and appropriate exercises for coping with anxiety. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CPD102AH   19954-20022 Stress Management
1. Identify and explain the nature of stress and its effect. (I)
2. Identify, explain and make effective use of at least one relaxation technique. (II)
3. Identify and explain stressors in life and work situations and develop coping strategy. (III)
4. Identify and explain physiological consequences of personal stressors and describe results. (IV)
5. Identify, explain and use at least one behavioral modification technique in managing stress. (V)
6. Identify, explain, use and evaluate cognitive strategies in the management of stress. (VI)
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CPD102AH   19954-20022 Stress Management
    I. Physiological aspects of stress
        A. Flight or fight response
        C. Goals of stress management
      II. Relaxation techniques
          A. Progressive relaxation
          B. Autogenics
          C. Breathing exercises
          D. Meditation
        III. Situational anxiety and coping strategies
            A. Family stress
            B. Stress and the college student
            C. Occupational stress
            D. Type A behavior
            E. Assertiveness training
            F. Stress interventions
          IV. Physiological impact of stress
              A. Stress and health
              B. Psychosomatic illness
              C. Immunological system
              D. Specific conditions as they relate to illness and diseases
            V. Self management techniques
                A. Time management
                B. Biofeedback
                C. Self hypnosis
                D. Visualization
                E. Exercise
              VI. Cognitive strategies for stress
                  A. Affirmations
                  B. Right and left brain functions
                  C. Self-monitoring
                  D. Contracting
                  E. Reinforcements
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