About This Kit
Most people cope with too much stress by either avoiding the situation or approaching the problem. “Avoiders” wish the problem would go away or try to withdraw from it. “Approachers” may worry and fret, but try to get the situation resolved as soon as possible.
Neither of these styles is right or wrong. There are advantages and disadvantages of each style. Probably a mix of avoiding and approaching stress is best. Choosing a response that is appropriate for the situation is the goal. Knowing how you are likely to respond to stress can help you identify the best ways to relieve and manage stress in your life. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Consider your style of coping with stress
Step 2. Learn appropriate ways to avoid, alter, or adapt in stressful situations
Step 3. Develop a Personal Stress Management Contract