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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

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By Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

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    • Cognitive Reframing and Stress Management Created: Sunday, January 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      When facing potential stressors, the way we view what we're experiencing can exacerbate our stress--or minimize it! Reframing is a time-honored, psychologist-recommended method of looking at things in ways that create less stress and promote a greater sense of peace and control. Learn more about reframing techniques for stress management.
    • Ongoing Tools for Stress Reduction Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      Effective stress reduction requires some ongoing effort. Simple steps toward stress management, over time, add up to great rewards. The following stress reduction options are easy, convenient, supportive and FREE! Try them now.
    • Best Ways To Relieve Stress Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      If you are looking for the best ways to relieve stress, the answer may depend on your personality and your situation. Here is a list top strategies to relieve stress,with tips to determine the bes...
    • Top School Stress Relievers for Students Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Most students experience significant amounts of stress, but with all of the activities and responsibilities that fill a student's schedule, it's sometimes difficult to find the time to try new stre...
    • Reduce Student Stress and Excel in School Created: Saturday, March 11, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      As educational requirements get more stringent in all levels of education, students everywhere experience considerable school stress. Here are some student stress relief tips and tools that students can use to learn study skills, prepare for exams and minimize their school stress levels to make learning easier, including an explanation of the importance of student stress management, and resources to help you reduce the school stress you experience.
    • Back-To-School Stress Relief Techniques Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      The school year often brings stress as students and families wrestle with heavy homework loads, busy schedules, and other challenges that come during the months when school is in session. The foll...
    • Secret Causes of Summer Stress Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Summertime…and the living is easy—right? Well, not always. While we tend to expect a more relaxed lifestyle during summer, and the season definitely has its perks, summer can bring its share of unexpected stress. This summer stress article explores areas of hidden stress that affect many of us during the summer season.
    • Do children need help with stress management? Created: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      We all want the best for our children. Normally, parents work hard to help their children learn what they need to know about math, english, science and other important topics in school. However, we don't always remember to teach them life skills like stress management. Do children need stress management training? If so, what should parents teach their children? Read on; we have answers!
    • How To Cope With A Job You Hate Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Feeling like screaming, 'I hate my job!' at the end of a tough day, or even sometimes as the alarm goes off? Working a job you hate can be stressful. Here are some strategies for handling a less-than-ideal job situation.
    • Nintendo DS Lite Created: Friday, December 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The Nintendo DS Lite is a very popular toy for kids, but can also be a fun, effective tool for stress relief for adults and kids alike. Read about how the Nintendo DS can be used as a tool for a h...
    • Eustress Created: Friday, December 09, 2005 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Have you heard that some types of stress can be good for you? This stress, termed eustress, is the sort that keeps us vital and excited about life.
    • Fun Stress Polls: A Fun Way to Check Public Opinion Created: Friday, March 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      What stresses you the most? How cluttered is your home? (And everyone else's?) Relieve stress by taking a few minutes to ask yourself some fun questions, and compare answers with thousands of oth...
    • Exercise and Stress Relief: Using Exercise as a Stress Management Tool Created: Saturday, February 04, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      While exercise can help your overall health and longevity, and assist you with weight-loss goals, physical exercise and stress relief go hand in hand. Learn more about how and why exercise and str...
    • Health and Wellness: Stress Management As A Cure For The Common Cold? Created: Thursday, February 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Learn more about how stress can affect your health, the link between stress and wellness, and what you can do to increase your odds of overall wellness." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • How To Celebrate National Relaxation Day Created: Friday, August 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      National Relaxation Day provides a unique opportunity to focus on stress relief. However, you don't need to wait for August 15th to celebrate--here is how to make any day a "relaxation day."
    • Why Meditation Can Be Stressful Created: Monday, October 21, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Meditation can be challenging for some types of people. With all the benefits that come with it, however, it is well worth the effort to get past these challenges. Here are some common difficulti...
    • Learn How To Meditate Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and is one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Learn how to meditate several different ways, and see what approach wo...
    • Stress Relief for Kids Created: Monday, August 23, 2010 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Stress is no longer just a problem for busy adults; children now need stress relief more than ever! Here are some strategies to promote stress relief for kids, and simple ways to implement them that can bring stress relief for the entire family.
    • Say No to People Making Demands on Your Time Created: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      These simple tips on saying no give you easy ways to say no to requests on your time without having to be pushy, so you can say no to more stress and yes to the things you really want in life.
    • Mindfulness Meditation Techniques for Stress Relief Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Mindfulness meditation techniques can greatly help with stress relief and relaxation, and are relatively simply to practice. Learn more about mindfulness meditation techniques, and find several that you can practice in your daily life.
    • Meditations for Stress Relief Created: Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Meditations come in all forms, and all bring special benefits for health and wellbeing. Learn more about the benefits of meditations and find a variety of meditations that you can use for stress relief and overall wellbeing, proven effective for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Pick a favorite and use it to build lasting resilience toward stress!
    • Master Meditation - Even if You Are a Perfectionist Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Meditation can be especially difficult for perfectionists, at least at first. However, perfectionists are among those who could benefit the most from meditation, and perhaps may become some of the most committed to meditation once they master the concept. If you are a perfectionist (or if you just find meditation difficult), these meditation tips for perfectionists are for you!
    • Stressful Day? Here's How To Feel Better Created: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Sometimes you just have "one of those days" where you feel overwhelmed by stress. Here are some strategies that can help you to deal with the stress of a difficult day and turn it into a day you may want to remember--or at least a day you won't be hoping to forget.
    • When And How To Take A Mental Health Day Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Sometimes taking a mental health day--a day off that's specifically geared toward stress relief and burnout prevention--is the best thing you can do for yourself. Whatever stressors you face, these tips can help you take a mental health day and make the most of it.
    • Having A Bad Day? Created: Monday, March 16, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      We all have bad days. However, a day that starts out bad need not finish bad! Learn what makes a bad day continue on a negative track, and find strategies to turn a bad day into a good day!
    • Body Scan Meditation: Why and How Created: Thursday, April 08, 2010 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      When you're stressed, you may be carrying stress in your body without realizing it. A body scan meditation can help you locate and release that stress. Here's how!
    • Release Tension With Stress Relief Breathing Created: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Breathing exercises are an ideal way to relieve stress in that they’re fast, simple, free, and can be performed by just about anyone. They can also be done anywhere and at virtually any time, making them one of the most popular and convenient stress relievers you can learn. Learn how basic controlled breathing works.
    • What are some ways I can calm down quickly when I'm feeling overwhelmed? Created: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Sometimes builds up and we suddenly feel overwhelmed. Other times a series of stressful events occur to overwhelm us. However it happens, when overwhelmed, it's important to have some quick stress relievers to help us feel calm right away. Here are some quick and easy ways to calm down quickly when you're suddenly feeling overwhelmed.
    • 25 More of the Top Stress Relievers Created: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Many of us would like to take on new stress relievers, but can't find the right one, or don't have enough ideas on what to try. This list of 25 top stress relievers, complete with information and related resources on each, provides you with fresh ideas, and instructions to make them work for you.
    • The Surprising Benefits of Re-Runs Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      If you find yourself watching television to de-stress, don't be too quick to chastise yourself for wasting time; you may be smarter about stress relief than you realize. Research suggests that watching television, particularly re-runs, brings specific benefits for stress management. Learn more about what these are, and pat yourself on the back.
    • Relaxation Tips for Stress Relief Created: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Relaxation is sometimes seen as a luxury, but in fact, learning techniques to aid relaxation is important for physical and emotional health. Learn more about why relaxation is important, and find tips to help yourself quickly and easily relax in your daily life, whenever you encounter stress.
    • Ideas for Cheap Vacations In Your Home Town Created: Sunday, July 02, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Vacations carry important benefits for stress management, productivity and health. But many people can't afford to take them. So try these 'vacation' ideas.

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