Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts
Adolescence can be a period of significant change for most teens, leading them to experience stress. Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to changes in life. Stress, an uncomfortable feeling teens get, is triggered when they are overwhelmed, out of control, frustrated, or excessively worried about something. No one can avoid stress. Small amounts of stress can be okay, but chronic stress can push people beyond the limits of what can be handled.
The Teen Stress Workbook contains five separate sections to help teens learn more about themselves, the skills they possess, and to manage the stress that occurs in their lives. Participants will learn new skills and the importance of preventing, managing and coping with stress and its symptoms. Included are the following reproducible pages: assessment instruments, activity handouts, role plays, quotations, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts.
The Teen Stress Workbook is designed to help teens identify the primary reasons they are feeling stress, find better ways to use their newfound stress management skills to feel more confident and less helpless, and to cope and make better choices when responding to stress.
The five sections include:
• How do I know when I’m stressed
• My stressors
• Eustress vs. distress
• Stressed for success
• How I deal with my stress
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device, and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Teen Stress Card Deck
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Teen Stress Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
Everyone experiences signs and symptoms of stress. What are yours? Ask others to add to your list.
What is a challenge coming up for you? What stress can you envision happening? How can you look at it as an opportunity and allow it to be a good stress?
How can you change your wellness habits in a positive way, which will reduce feelings of stress? Examples: Eating, drinking, sleep, exercise, spirituality.