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The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide: 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience / Edition 1

The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide: 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience / Edition 1

by Jack N. Singer


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ISBN-13: 9781412970921
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/05/2009
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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Jack 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

About the Author
Part I. Understanding the Real Causes of Your Stress
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
Part II. Prescriptions for Building Your Psychological Immunity to Stress
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
Resource A. Glossary of Acronyms
Resource B. 77 Behavioral Prescriptions to Master Stress and Build Your Resilience
Resource C. A Deep-Muscle Relaxation Technique
Resource D. Web Sites Resources on Classroom Management

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