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Dealing with Stress

Dealing with Stress: A Web-based Educational Series

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What exactly is stress and how is it affecting you? What can you do to cope with stress and keep it at a manageable level? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, this free web-based educational series is for you.

Get started with a Dealing with Stress Workshop

This series was developed by the Minnesota Sowing the Seeds of Hope Coalition and various partners, including the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development. The principle author of this series is Dr. Katherine (Kay) M. Slama with Slama Consulting. While tailored to those in agriculture, the information contained in these workshops are applicable to anyone who feels stress on a regular basis. Find out more about the development of this series.

About the Workshops

This Dealing with Stress series will help you:

  • Understand what stress is.
  • Identify areas of stress in your life and which ones are important for you to change.
  • Build skills and discover tools to manage the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress.
  • Develop skills to change what you do, how you think, and how you face conflict so that you have less stress in your life.

Start with the first workshop today and complete the others on your schedule. Each workshop will take 15-25 minutes to complete and builds on the concepts addressed in the previous ones.

The workshops are easy to use. Each workshop features:

  • An overview of the workshop.
  • Descriptions of the core concepts.
  • Examples that pertain to agricultural life.
  • Questionnaires and worksheets you can use to apply concepts and skills.

There are brief instructions at the beginning of each workshop for navigating through the narrated presentation. Most people find it self-explanatory once they begin.

This website and related educational resources are meant for educational purposes, not as a substitute for clinical diagnosis and/or treatment.

Other Recommended Resources

Change: Loss, Opportunity and Resilience — How to cope with change and possibly see change as an opportunity.

Supporting Farm Families — Resources for families working in agriculture who are facing challenges.

Online Courses for People Who Receive Public Assistance — From parenting to renting, these one-hour online courses help you build important life skills.

Disaster Recovery — Assistance for families who have experienced a disaster ad the professionals who help them.

Crisis Connection — This Minnesota crisis line, is a partner with this project. Staff have been trained how to use these workshops and are prepared to answer your basic questions on the workshops and stress in general. Call them toll-free at 1-866-379-6363, 24 hours a day. This service is available to those with Minnesota area codes.

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