a. Select one of the stress reduction strategies discussed in class or in the textbook to use to help alleviate the stress associated with the stressor you identified in the first part of this assignment. Name the intervention you would like to use (5 points). Why would this intervention be helpful in reducing the stressor you identified in part one of the project? (5 points). Why did you choose this over other options (identify the “active ingredients” of the intervention you picked over another discussed in class or in the book; 5 points). This should be one double spaced page (Times New Roman size 12 font, 1″ margins, name/date/course # in upper right corner)
b. Use the intervention you selected at least once a day for five days. Each day, keep track of your stress level (the stressor you identified in part one) in a table format. Include notes on intensity, how the stressor is impacting you that day, and how/when you used the stress management intervention. Identify how the intervention helps or does not help the stress level each day. (30 points) This part, including the table, should be one double spaced page (Times New Roman size 12 font, 1″ margins) including the table.
c. Type a one-page reflective response about the project. Here I want you to each consider how the evidence-based stress management techniques we discussed in the course can be used as tools throughout your life. Discuss why selecting interventions that have evidence demonstrating they work is important and the possible consequences of using pseudoscientific/alternative medicine type interventions to reduce stress. (20 points). (Times New Roman size 12 font, 1″ margins)