All About Stress Management
Elizabeth Scott is a life coach, writer, wife,
mother, pianist, karate enthusiast and Mensa member who has spent the past
eleven years working with a variety of types of people on stress management,
personal growth, and emotional, financial and physical health.
Alliance of Work/Life Professionals
The Alliance of Work/Life Professionals is a membership organization for
professionals who work in business, academia, or at the public sector to
promote a healthier balance between work and personal life. Its efforts
unite, support and provide strategic direction in the promotion of work/life
balance through thought leadership, enhancing connections and providing
access to cutting-edge resources and information.
Anger Tool Kit
A printable worksheet which helps you to identify sources of anger in your life
and measure your personal anger level.
A quick test to see if you are burned out. A real eye-opener.
Walking for Charity?
From our About Walking Guide...how to make it through a charity walk. Some of us
walk for fun and exercise and charity, but don't do this on a regular basis.
Here are tips for the infrequent charity walker.
Business and Family
From The Entrepreneurial Parent, tips and discussion regarding parenting and
building your private business.
Books on Balancing Life
Purchase books from our Social Work World Bookseller. Learn how to simplify
your life and achieve balance.
Books on Burnout
Powered by Powell's Books, you will find the latest in stress management as well
as great deals on used books!
Yourself or a Colleague a Little Gift
Have a little fun with a unique social work logo t-shirt, hat, lunch box or
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Resiliency Studies. The purpose of this
research program is to develop a causal model that predicts and accounts for the
variance in the measurement of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Resiliency
Studies among human service professionals. This web site contains relevant
materials for the research program, starting with a focus on social workers,
particularly in the area of child welfare services.. Related links will focus on
hospital chaplains, psychologists, and family therapists.
Burn Out - From
the Child Welfare League of America
Type the phrase "social worker burnout" into Google, and
the Internet search engine will churn out more than 8,000 matches. At the top of
www.FriedSocialWorker.com. Tellingly, there is no
www.BlissfulSocialWorker.com, www.WellPaidYouthWorker.org, or
Burn Out Among MSWs in
Social workers are at higher risk for burn out than those in other
professions. This research paper reviews the literature and studies the issue of
social work burn out.
From FriedSocialWorker.com, some wise advice.
Rate yourself and get your score online. Something to think about!
How often do these situations bother you at work? Use the scale in this quiz to
rate how often you are bothered by each situation described.
You won't believe how peaceful a little aquarium can be.
Do You Have Job
This test can give you a rough indication of how much 'job strain' you're may
have at work.
Do You Know Your Anger
This article is written for parents. They explain the 3 basic styles of anger
management: The suppressor, the venter, and the manager or director.
Employee Benefits as a Management Tool
Just a few years ago it would have been unthinkable for the CEO of a major
corporation to suggest that employees had a life away from the job, let alone
that they should try to balance life and work. What has happened that causes
such a shift in our corporate priorities?
A humorous approach to the burnout issue.
Friend's Review: I discovered a new magazine today at Borders Books! Leave
it to me, I guess, to find a new read!!
Its called Going Bonkers: Learning,
Laughing, Stress-Free Living. It’s a self help magazine with a sense of
What I like about it and feel needs to be recognized is that it is AD-FREE!
Features like, Getting the YES You Want, Ten Tips for Successful
Negotiating, The Law of Attraction, Mirror Mirror On the Wall: Accepting &
Loving our Imperfect Bodies, and What God Asks You in Heaven.... The inside
cover is a blank page with a short note to thank its readers for their
support so that they can continue to offer ad-free news.
Need Families = Burn-Out
Those of us in the helping professions have it tough! We are asked to perform
minor miracles with little or no funding. People expect that we will somehow
always have the magic solution. Many of our clients are less than thrilled to be
our clients. Simply put, we spend an inordinate amount of time with high need
families. All of these factors combine to place us at-risk for becoming burned
out. Unless you take care of yourself (physically and emotionally) you’re pretty
much lining up to be a statistic.
Inner Peace Music
Steven Halpern's web site with music to bring peace to your lives.
Is Your Staff Burning Out?
A quick and easy little test. Permission is given for personal use.
Is Your Life
Take this quiz, read the article and see what you
At some point in your career, you will experience burnout. Regardless of
how much you like your job there will come a time when you just don't feel like
doing it anymore.
If you have a limitation or a disability, you can
use this resource to find out more about ADA and job accommodation.
Life is Art
This site was developed by a creative group of artists, writers, business
people, teachers, parents, psychologists and friends whose individual experience
allows them the exceptional opportunity of serving as mentors and guides as they
share their skills, their awareness and their life vision with you. Whether you
choose a single path, or many, through the course of your exciting visits with
us, we sincerely hope you will find enlightenment, inspiration, guidance and
Making a Difference to Social Work
If social services didn't exist we'd have to invent them, health secretary Alan
Milburn assured the sector's annual conference in October. Judging from the
numbers fleeing social work, that day may not be far off.
Managing Your Time Effectively
From your About Career Planning Guide, an article supporting your decision to
get ahold of your life and manage your time more effectively.
Inspiring you in all of your roles
Stress Management Groups for Social Workers
A powerpoint presentation developed by a social worker. Yes, there are many
online support groups for social workers.
The mission of
is to provide a cyber-bridge between health seekers and mental and allied health
professionals, empower mental health consumers to successfully navigate the
Labyrinth: The Maze of Mental Health and to provide mental health and allied
health professionals with the education, support, and tools they need to build a
private practice and better serve their clients.
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Stress
While there's a wealth of information available about the effects of stress, it
can be stressful trying to wade through it all! Here are 10 important facts
about the effects of stress that can go a long way in helping you understand
stress and its role in your life.
Stress and Managing Stress
An excellent and concise overview.
Welcome to the Stress-O-Meter. Using patented science techniques, their super
computer is specially calibrated to measure the precise amount of stress you are
experiencing in your work environment.
in Social Work
Citing specific social work scenarios in the United Kingdom, author Richard
Davies examines the dynamics of our profession which lead to stress among social
work administrators and front line staff.
Stress Management Books
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as well as great deals on used books!
Stress Reduction Books
Tapes, meditations and quick tips on stress reduction.
20 questions to find out how stressed you actually are!
Time Management Tips
If you need more than 24 hours in a day but don't have the energy for a major
scheduling overhaul, here are ten quick time management tips you can start using
now to help you squeeze a few more precious minutes out of your day.
Time Management at Work
This feature is an interview with Peggy Duncan, a time management counselor and
professional organizer who has written the book
Put Time Management to Work: Get Organized, Streamline Processes, Use the Right
Walk Away From Stress
Your social work editor's favorite stress reducer. Promote a sense of peace and
rhythm in your life.
Walking for Your Spirit
About's Walking Guide discusses the inner benefits of walking.
Best of the Net
Home of the Berkeley Wellness letter, great ideas to motivate you to improve
your health and well-being.
Should You Leave Your Job?
According to the United States
Bureau of Labor Statistics, “an undisputed fact about the U.S. labor force is
that people who already have jobs sometimes decide to look for 'better' jobs”
Why am I
Great little article on understanding anger. This would be a good hand-out
for an anger management class.
Women and Stress
Great stress FAQs.
From the National Women's Health Information Center, Stress can arise for a
variety of reasons. Stress can be brought about by a traumatic accident, death,
or emergency situation. Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness or
disease. There is also stress associated with daily life, the workplace, and
Women Fishing -
The Women fishing website came into existence when they realized
that there were over 17 Million Licensed Female Anglers in the U.S.A
alone. Fishing can be relaxing and is a great way to balance your
Work and Family Connection
Best of the Net
A great little resource.
Work. Bitch. Act.
Balance Issues and Resources for Managers
Balancing life and work is a major issue for executives and others, including
consultants. Information and web sites on this issue, as well as consultants and
coaches specializing in life/work balance are referenced on these pages.