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From Technostress to Technohealth

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"    Assignment of homework practices that included practicing breaks, typing with relaxed shoulders, using the EMG personally and with co-workers, assessing personal workstation using the ergonomic check list, and assigned reading.


Session 3

"    Group discussion of previous week's home practices as well as how to monitor/teach others.

"    Review, demonstration and practice with ergonomic options of keyboards, chairs, keyboard trays, etc.

"    Practice with EMG while testing out alternative equipment such as chairs, keyboards, headsets.  

"    Group presentation on stress and breathing (Peper, 1990).

"    Assignment of homework that included continued practicing of breaks, ergonomic assessment, EMG practice, observing breathing, and assigned reading.


Session 4

"    Group discussion of previous week's home practices, problems that occurred while assessing others, and issues of work stress.

"    Presentation on diaphragmatic breathing and the role of cognitive stress/sympathetic arousal on trigger point activity and health.

"    Practice with EMG from the scalene/trapezius muscles to breathe diaphragmatically and continue to breathe during data entry.

"    Assignment of homework that included practicing diaphragmatic breathing at work and while lying down, implementing problem solving strategies, practicing breaks, monitoring co-workers with EMG, and assigned reading.


Session 5

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Erik Peper, Ph.D. is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, Department of Health Education. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of (more...)
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