Faculty note: Prof Chu gives advice on using stress appraisal techniques to control stress levels

Chair of UW-Green Bay’s M.S. in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Program Prof. Alan Chu spoke to Virtual Vocations, a telecommuting company, and gave advice on changing the way we perceive stress and focusing on the controllable things in life in order to reduce stress during challenging times. “Much of the added stress we perceive are due to uncontrollable conditions, or conditions that are controllable by others that we may not always trust,” he said. “In order to manage stress, we need to identify what we can control in order to enhance the controllability of the situation, and then follow through to control the controllable.” Source: Virtual Vocations.