In your opinion: Fables usually use animals to teach morals, behavior, and actions toward other people. We often think of fables in connection with teaching important life lessons to our children, but are fables just for children or can adults benefit, too? What fables or stories stand out to you for teaching important life lessons? Please feel free to share any that you may have used for yourself and/or with your own children.

For each of the subsequent questions, please meaningfully integrate your readings including the text, articles, videos, and module notes in our conversation with each other.

Read and select (5) five Aesop’s Fables (Links to an external site.) from the suggested list and let us consider some of the stress management lessons we can derive from these fables togeth
1. Which fable(s) did you find most closely related to managing stress? What was the message or lesson learned?

2. What relationships did you see between the lessons learned and the different relaxation techniques covered in this module? How about other techniques and strategies learned throughout the course?
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3. Aesop’s Fables have endured since at least the 5th century BCE and remain relevant today. Overall, what can we learn from Aesop’s Fables about stress management?

Apply and critique the following relaxation techniques: t’ai chi ch’uan; progressive muscle relaxation; autogenic training; biofeedback; nutrition and physical exercise.

Explain the historical perspective, benefits and application of each technique.

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