Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. - Health and Physical Education Professor Nanette Tummers of Eastern Connecticut State University has authored a new book on how to relieve stress titled, "Teaching Stress Management." The book presents current evidence-based research, with practical applications supplying teachers with 199 low- to no-cost activities that reinforce the curricular concepts.
"Teaching Stress Management" equips students to deal proactively with stress and helps teachers apply various aspects of the positive psychology movement, including optimism, social support, resiliency, right-brain engagement, mindfulness-based stress reduction, responsive classroom techniques, and emotional and social intelligence.
"Teaching students the skills of stress management can have a positive impact on schools' social climate--reducing conflict, bullying and violence," said Tummers. In addition, Teaching Stress Management helps teachers meet the National Health Education Standards with an overall focus on Standard 7, in which students practice health-enhancing behaviors.