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(p. 66) Stress: How It Affects Me (Sessions 1 to 6) 

(p. 66) Stress: How It Affects Me (Sessions 1 to 6)
(p. 66) Stress: How It Affects Me (Sessions 1 to 6)

Tania Lecomte

, Claude Leclerc

, and Til Wykes

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date: 20 February 2018

This chapter describes the initial six sessions of our workbook, which include setting the rules, the icebreaker activity, and introducing nonthreatening topics, that are considered useful and make sense to participants. As such, the concept of stress is defined, identified in terms of physical, cognitive and emotional reactions, self-assessed and linked to specific people, places or circumstances. We also describe how the activities have been designed to engage people, help them relate to each other by discussing their first psychiatric hospitalization or consult for instance, and offer a new way of understanding their symptoms within the vulnerability-stress-competence model. The chapter takes each session of the first section of the workbook and explains in detail the purpose of each activity, how to conduct it, and gives clinical examples to illustrate participants’ reactions to these sessions.

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