15 Strategies to Help You Break the Stress Cycle


Release Date JANUARY 12, 2023


Are you looking for proven tools to help you and your students develop effective stress-reduction strategies?

In a time of increasing change and uncertainty, the World Health Organization has declared stress the leading health epidemic of the 21st century. Stress and anxiety have become so prevalent – at home, at work, and in the classroom – that the effects are often debilitating. In light of this reality, it is as critical as ever to face stress head-on and bring tools and techniques to bear that provide much-needed relief and hope.

To help you, your students, and coworkers do just that, Dr. Melisa Marsh has created this workbook as a timely resource for educators.

Within these insight-packed pages, you’ll find:

  • A stress profile to help identify the root causes of stress, anxiety, and burnout
  • Step-by-step guidance through the 5-Senses stress-reduction technique
  • A tool to audit energy management and replace draining pursuits with life-giving ones
  • Key questions to identify and live by core values and priorities, thus reducing stress
  • Detailed techniques to improve breathing, muscle relaxation, and coping mechanisms
  • Strategies and methods to understand and manage burnout

Filled with research-backed descriptions, engaging hands-on activities, and life-changing applications, this workbook will assist you in supporting students and coworkers as they develop strategies to reduce stress, manage energy, and tailor solutions to their specific challenges – both in the classroom and throughout their lives.


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This book – wow. It’s a work book and a personal / professional development book in one, and it’s really powerful! Just looking at the exercises provided makes me grateful that this is available for teacher libraries. This text would be awesome for a book club with your PLC or entire staff. Teacher mental health and well-being is central to recruiting and retention of school professionals!

Allie Szczecinski
SPED Educator

So many educators are struggling with burnout. This is a great workbook to help process what’s causing stress, reprioritizing one’s self and suggestions for ways to increase self care. This book will be great for a staff read!

Carol Miller
School Counselor

Dr. Melisa Marsh’s new workbook provides a guide of activities that you could use personally. Think of it as a self-paced support system. This book would also be a great book for counselors to use as a guide to run a small group or even as a teacher workshop/PD series. I could envision using it as part of an afterschool support group for teachers or even as part of PD series before and during the school year.

Laura Filtness
School Counselor


Melisa Marsh, Ph.D. currently serves as the Supervisor of School Counseling for the Cobb County school district in Marietta, GA., where she coordinates the development and supervision of school counseling, student advisement, crisis response, and Hospital Homebound programs. She has 17 years of experience in filling the roles of Georgia State High School Counselor, Supervisor of Counseling, and School Counseling and Advisement Consultant. Melisa received her Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Personnel Services and her Specialist Degree in School Counseling from the University of Georgia. She received her Advanced Masters in School Counseling Program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Missy lives in the Atlanta Metro area with her husband and puppy. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, yoga, cycling, running, hiking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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