Stress occurs when an individual’s body responds to unfavorable or unexpected situations from the internal or external environment. Different types of people are affected by this phenomenon on a regular basis (Lehrer et al., 2021). As a result, every professional nurse should have a profound knowledge of correct stress offsetting and what natural therapies to prescribe or advise from cognitive, affective, and psychomotor perspectives.
On the one hand, from the “cognitive” teaching standpoint, the person can be helped in recognizing negative thoughts in three different ways. First and foremost, the individual can be encouraged to write down the negative feelings during the day. Thereafter, the analyzed patient can be advised to plan every action to follow the steps in their plan to avoid the negative feeling. Thirdly, meditation seances, exercise, and physical relaxation therapies might help the person to get diverted from their unpleasant emotions and concentrate on brain activity. On the other hand, improving skills for self-realization is a crucial stage in teaching effective stress management. To apply this method into practice, the person should find the appropriate group size so that the number of people will help them disclose personal thoughts. After the appropriate group is found, the individual should concentrate on the group leader and their influence.
Finally, on the psychomotor level, the person might concentrate on the psychosomatic influence since it provides a significant negative influence on individuals’ stress levels. If the person is currently working, they can omit the negative thought about the job by taking things that have a strong association with valuable parts of their lives, such as family or friends (Lehrer et al., 2021). For instance, having a family photo in front of a personal working desk might positively influence an individual’s associative thoughts to manage their stress more effectively.
Lehrer, P. M., & Woolfolk, R. L. (2021). Principles and practice of stress management (4th ed.). The Guilford Press.