The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide: 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Build emotional strength to prevent stress and/or burnout by discovering how stress affects health, how to boost your psychological immunity, and how to maintain your teaching effectiveness!
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About the Author
Learn more about Jack Singer's PD offeringsJack Singer has maintained a private practice for 33 years and treated hundreds of teachers and administrators. He has also taught in the psychology departments of seven universities, including an assistant professorship at the U.S. Air Force Academy. For the last 17 years, Singer has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association and he has been invited to provide keynote speeches, workshops, and training seminars for schools, educational associations, other national associations, and Fortune 1000 corporations from Miami to Malaysia. His 1975 doctoral dissertation, entitled, “Job Strain as a Function of Job and Life Stresses,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. Accordingly, for more than 30 years, Singer has continued to develop and consult with Fortune 1000 companies and school systems with his expertise in the area of job-related stress. He is recognized around the U.S. for his innovative work on eliminating stressors in the busy workplace and he appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, the Glen Beck Show, and radio talk shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. His articles appear frequently in business, human resources, psychology, and sports periodicals, and his stress prevention and mastery programs have been featured in USA-TODAY.Singer has a Ph D in industrial/organizational psychology and a post-doctorate in clinical psychology. He has been honored with diplomates from the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Criminal and Police Psychology, and the National Institute of Sports, Division of Psychologists.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I. Understanding the Real Causes of Your Stress1. How Stress Can Kick the Health Out of You Learning Objectives Tales of a Saber-Toothed Tiger The Incredible Mind-Body Connection Some Stress Is Actually Good for You Action Plan for Stress Mastery References2. How Life Events and Changes Can Impact Stress and Illness Learning Objectives Your Recent Life Changes Score and Its Interpretations The Life Event Stressors Inherent in Teaching Action Plan for Stress Mastery References3. How to Recognize the Real Culprit: Your Internal Critic Learning Objectives The Origins of Our Belief Systems Our Self-Talk and Our Emotions Expose and Dispose of Your Internal Critic Action Plan for Stress Mastery References4. How to Thrive Despite Being Genetically Wired With Stress-Prone Personality Traits Learning Objectives Two Personality Types That Promote Stress You Can Start Modifying Some of Your Type-A Behaviors Today! You Can Start Modifying Some of Your People-Pleasing Behaviors Today! Action Plan for Stress Mastery References5. How to Deflect Stressors: Both Carefully Planned Plus Warp-Speed Techniques Learning Objectives Recognize Your Thinking Patterns The Thinking Pattern Worksheet (TPW) A Thought-Stopping Technique A Calming-Breathing Technique Write-It-Down Technique Worry-Time Technique Make a Contrac With Yourself Action Plan for Stress Mastery ReferencesPart II. Prescriptions for Building Your Psychological Immunity to Stress6. How to Harness the Power Within and Inoculate Yourself Against the Impact of Inevitable Stressors Learning Objectives How to Begin the Inoculation Process How to Build Resilience to Stress: The Three Cs of Stress Hardiness How to Build a Sense of Self-Efficacy How to Use the Power of Goal Setting to Stay Focused Despite Stress Provocations The Power of Desire, Imagination, and Expectation How to Use the Power of Positive Affirmations to Develop the Three Cs and Accomplish Your Goals Action Plan for Stress Mastery References7. How Fun and Laughter Can Inoculate You: Jest for the Health of It! Learning Objectives The Legacy of Norman Cousins The Legacy of My Dad, Bill Singer What Do You Really Get Out of Laughing? Today’s Upsets are Tomorrow’s Laughs Lighten Up Your Classroom Lighten Up Both Your School and Your Life Action Plan for Stress Mastery References8. How to Become and Remain a Resilient Person Learning Objectives Learning to Become Optimistic How to Bring More Joy and Happiness Into Your Life More Behavioral Prescriptions to Build Resiliency Action Plan for Stress Mastery ReferencesResource A. Glossary of AcronymsResource B. 77 Behavioral Prescriptions to Master Stress and Build Your ResilienceResource C. A Deep-Muscle Relaxation TechniqueResource D. Web Sites Resources on Classroom ManagementIndex