Mastering Stress

Mastering Stress Courses

The goal of the program is to help people think through their particular stress situation in order to make more intelligent and thoughtful decisions about the conduct of their lives.

This self-paced interactive program helps people:

  • become more aware of what triggers their stress
  • recognize how they typically react to stress
  • learn new ways of perceiving and responding to stressful problems
  • develop personalized action plans to effectively resolve the source and symptoms of stress
  • build more confidence in creative problem-solving abilities

The Conversational Paradigm

Through "therapeutic conversations" the computer simulates the highly personalized dialogue that occurs in a good counseling or coaching session.

The program captures and converts this powerful dialogue into a coherent printout that the user can hold onto and think about.

This process helps people make decisions that enables them to develop personal power.

Advantages of using a computer...

  • it is highly interactive and personalized
  • it is self-paced and self-directed
  • it promotes honest disclosure

Remembering to take care of yourself and allowing time for recreation and creative expression is one of the best antidotes to a stressful life.


This course helps the user sort through the stressful issues in their relationships. And outlines the best approach for discussing and resolving the things that trigger the tension.


We all have problems to solve everyday but sometimes a particular problem needs extra attention because we're stuck and can't seem to find an easy solution.


The user begins by exploring and identifying the different ways they respond to and store stress. Then they determine if it would be wise to get additional help with certain issues.

A Model of Behavior Change


helps the user sort through the specific things they want to work on in each course.

Step 2: DECIDE 

enables the user to clarify the things they need to do to further their commitment. The question and answer process takes the user closer to core issues.

Step 3: ACT 

provides the user with a comprehensive worksheet. The first step to implementing change is identifying the obstacles, deciding what to do about them, and outlining a plan of action.