Stress and Communication

Here's an interesting article on reducing stress. What makes it particularly interesting to me is that the techniques are wholly or largely communication techniques that we teach our students and write about in our textbooks: assertiveness; conflict resolution; verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills; social networking, selective awareness, humor, self-esteem, and such techniques as thought stopping, systematic desensitization, and re-labeling. Seldom do we take the skills we teach and apply them to such everyday problems like stress. This article is an interesting example of how to take what we all know so well and apply it to make life easier and, in this particular case, less stressful.

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