In this exercise, from Epstein's The Big Book of Stress Relief Games, people learn the value of performing relaxation exercises when they're under stress. People divide into pairs and role play situations in which a Beastly Boss makes unreasonable demands of an Exemplary Employee. In some role plays, the employee subtly performs simple breathing exercises in order to stay relaxed. Without such exercises, the conversations often escalate; with the exercises, they do not. Exercises of this sort can be used to teach both managers and employees the value of stress-management training.
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