Today’s technologically advanced society has been described by many as being a high-pressured and fast-paced world that is filled with uncertainty and ambiguity, the world that is oftentimes just plain stressful. At a law college setting many students, faculty, and staff are constantly confronted with important decisions and situations that yield feelings of anxiety, stress, and tension. For example, many students experience stress with regard to exams, class participation, dating, and job interviews. College personnel, on the other hand, are plagued with student concerns., the “publish or perish” syndrome, administrative and teaching responsibilities, the coordination of smooth work relationships, and the problem of less than adequate physical facilities. People who are involved in such stress-producing situations frequently
develop psychological, physical, or psychosomatic symptoms (e.g., irrational thoughts, headaches, high blood pressure, diarrhea). When these symptoms persist or progressively intensify there exists a potentially serious threat to one’s health and well-being. This stress-management program was developed to help individuals cope more effectively with stress and to remediate a number of specific problems
associated with stressful situations. In order to achieve this goal individual and/or group programs are utilized as a means for teaching a reliable and valid method of relaxation. During these programs each individual is also assisted in making some changes in his internal reactions and behaviors toward particularly stressful situations.