STRESS IS A CIRCUMASTANCES BUT YOU ARE A FORCE
Removing the situation
Reacting the situation
Accepting the situation
Step by step problem solving skills program developed by Wasik (1984) :
Identify problem ( What is my problem?)
Select goals (What do I want to accomplish by solving the problem? )
Generate alternatives (What else can I do?)
Review the consequences (What might happen?)
Make a decision (What is my decision?)
Implement the decision (Did I do what I decided?)
Evaluate the decision (Does it work?)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the type of psychotherapy that deal with our thoughts that the cognitive part of the name and our behaviors that’s the behavioral part of the name.
We interpret the situation
Includes both emotion and behavior
The cognitive behavior therapist will help her to identify your irrational beliefs.
In order to manage those automatic thoughts you should challenge your irrational beliefs, this doesn’t mean that all your thoughts will be positive and happy, it means that you need to make the less negative and less irrational thoughts. If you succeed to do this you start to feel better
-A friend don’t answer the phone
-She answered I am happy
– I should have said something different. She think I am dump
Everyone has different core beliefs. These beliefs are what shapes how we see the world. Different people experience situation in a different manner.Person A says “People are good and Kind and I am a good person”. Persons B says “I am unlovable and I am worthless
In order to recognize the need for intervention first of all you have to evaluate the health issues that you have which are the usual problem and who is coming for help.
You have to evaluate the level of the seriousness and the negative affects in person life
What needs to be done? Evaluate the needs according the demands (your demand from your life ) the support that you have (What kind of support you have) the relationship s and how those affects the level of stress , Your role in life in your family in your work in your personal relations
Fill your risk assessment report and you have to be aware for the existing situation and how it influences your life/job . This is also part of the reevaluation as this is an endless loop that need to be performed for continuous improvement
Coping can also be viewed as a problem solving strategy
Cox (1987) has described a cycle of activities for stress management. the cycle begins with recognition and diagnosis (analysis), followed by actions and evaluation through to reanalysis, which possibly represents the ideal problem-solving process.
However, Einhorn & Hogarth (1981) describe that there are at least three problems solvers in this proposition: Firstly, one does not necessarily know that there is something to be learned, secondly, is not clear for the person what is to be learned, and thirdly, there is ambiguity in judging whether one has learned.
In addition, the problem solver may be fully occupied and not have any spare cognitive capacity for learning, and the emotion associated with stress may interfere with the learning process (Mandler, 1982).