Stress ManagementStress ManagementPresented by the Tomás Rivera CenterArranged by Dionne S. Davila, M.A
What Is StressWhat Is Stress Stress is the body’s automatic response toStress is the body’s automatic response toany phys...
Is All Stress Bad?Is All Stress Bad? Moderate levels of stress may actuallyModerate levels of stress may actuallyimprove ...
Identifying StressorsIdentifying StressorsSituations, activities, andSituations, activities, andrelationships that cause ‘...
StressorsStressors SchoolSchool WorkWork FamilyFamily RelationshipsRelationships LegalLegal FinancesFinances Health...
Negative Effects of StressNegative Effects of Stress1. Physical1. Physical- Weight gain/lossWeight gain/loss- Unexpected h...
Managing StressManaging Stress Stress Relief StrategiesStress Relief Strategies1. Body relaxation excercises1. Body relax...
Other Helpful tipsOther Helpful tips Changing perceptions and expectationsChanging perceptions and expectations Break jo...
Benefits of Stress ManagementBenefits of Stress Management Physical health gets betterPhysical health gets better-more en...
RelaxRelax Our brain fires electrical waves at 14 or moreOur brain fires electrical waves at 14 or morecycles a second.cy...
The Key Word Is….The Key Word Is….BalanceBalance
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  1. 1. Stress ManagementStress ManagementPresented by the Tomás Rivera CenterArranged by Dionne S. Davila, M.A
  2. 2. What Is StressWhat Is Stress Stress is the body’s automatic response toStress is the body’s automatic response toany physical or mental demand placed on it.any physical or mental demand placed on it. Adrenaline is a chemical naturally producedAdrenaline is a chemical naturally producedin our body as a response to stress .in our body as a response to stress . Fight or Flight response is illicited.Fight or Flight response is illicited.
  3. 3. Is All Stress Bad?Is All Stress Bad? Moderate levels of stress may actuallyModerate levels of stress may actuallyimprove performance and efficiencyimprove performance and efficiency Too little stress may result in boredomToo little stress may result in boredom Too much stress may cause anToo much stress may cause anunproductive anxiety levelunproductive anxiety level
  4. 4. Identifying StressorsIdentifying StressorsSituations, activities, andSituations, activities, andrelationships that cause ‘trauma’ torelationships that cause ‘trauma’ toone’s physical, emotional, orone’s physical, emotional, orpsychological selfpsychological self
  5. 5. StressorsStressors SchoolSchool WorkWork FamilyFamily RelationshipsRelationships LegalLegal FinancesFinances Health/illnessHealth/illness EnvironmentEnvironment Living SituationLiving Situation
  6. 6. Negative Effects of StressNegative Effects of Stress1. Physical1. Physical- Weight gain/lossWeight gain/loss- Unexpected hair lossUnexpected hair loss- Heart palpitationsHeart palpitations- High blood pressureHigh blood pressure2. Emotional2. Emotional- Mood swingsMood swings- AnxietyAnxiety- Can lead to depressionCan lead to depression• Can also lead to unhealthy copingCan also lead to unhealthy copingstrategies (i.e. alcohol, drugs, etc)strategies (i.e. alcohol, drugs, etc)
  7. 7. Managing StressManaging Stress Stress Relief StrategiesStress Relief Strategies1. Body relaxation excercises1. Body relaxation excercises- breathing techniques- breathing techniques- guided imagery- guided imagery2. Physical exercise2. Physical exercise-yoga-yoga-work out routine-work out routine3. Meditation3. Meditation4. Counseling4. Counseling-talk therapy-talk therapy-life coaching-life coaching
  8. 8. Other Helpful tipsOther Helpful tips Changing perceptions and expectationsChanging perceptions and expectations Break jobs/tasks into manageable partsBreak jobs/tasks into manageable parts Set reasonable/realistic goalsSet reasonable/realistic goals Avoid procrastinationAvoid procrastination Set boundariesSet boundaries Don’t compromise your values/beliefsDon’t compromise your values/beliefs Schedule “me” timeSchedule “me” time
  9. 9. Benefits of Stress ManagementBenefits of Stress Management Physical health gets betterPhysical health gets better-more energy and stamina-more energy and stamina Emotions stabilizedEmotions stabilized-positive attitude-positive attitude-hopeful/happier-hopeful/happier Ability to focus improvedAbility to focus improved-able to learn and achieve-able to learn and achieve
  10. 10. RelaxRelax Our brain fires electrical waves at 14 or moreOur brain fires electrical waves at 14 or morecycles a second.cycles a second. These areThese are betabeta waves and are great for gettingwaves and are great for gettingtasks done, but not for learning new things.tasks done, but not for learning new things. Taking a few minutes to relax deeply slows yourTaking a few minutes to relax deeply slows yourbrain waves down.brain waves down. These slower waves areThese slower waves are alphaalpha waves.waves. They occur at between 7 and 14 cycles a secondThey occur at between 7 and 14 cycles a second Studies showStudies show alphaalpha waves improve learning.waves improve learning.----”OnCourse” by Skip Downing----”OnCourse” by Skip Downing
  11. 11. The Key Word Is….The Key Word Is….BalanceBalance

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