Stress management refers to tools and techniques aimed at helping an individual handle life’s stressors. Whether it’s schoolwork, tension at home, a relationship with someone, or a big decision, stress management allows kids and teens to become resilient. In other words, they’re able to easily bounce back from life’s adversities.
Methods that reduce stress levels in young people range from getting enough sleep each night to visualization and enjoying a hobby. It’s important to note that unmanaged stress can be harmful in many ways. For example, it increases a teenager’s risk of depression and health problems.
How Can Our Stress Management Worksheets Help
These stress management worksheets offer various exercises that kids and teens can practice at home or anywhere whenever they start feeling stressed. Some of our worksheets also provide education on brain chemicals and how to cultivate a mindset of optimism, gratitude, and growth.
How to Use Our Stress Management Worksheets
Our stress management worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
Many of our stress management worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
Our stress management worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.