Stress Management with SCI Clients

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2015 Elm Point Drive #1100, Arlington, TX 76014.

Abstract

A spinal cord injury is a devastating event that totally disrupts a person's life. Stress management is an important consideration for individuals who have experienced a major loss. A program was developed to teach spinal cord injury clients the basic factors of stress and relaxation techniques to facilitate adaptation to their injury, as well as to help them deal with the daily frustrations of rehabilitation and disability. The stress management program was presented twice during an eight-week period to two different groups of spinal cord injury clients. The program was designed to be taught in conjunction with the formal training of the Spinal Injury Learning Series (SILS). Based on the data collected and the supported continuation of the program, it would appear that the program was beneficial to the participants.

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