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This powerpoint covers the "basics" about stress and its affect on the human body.

This powerpoint covers the "basics" about stress and its affect on the human body.

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    • Handling Stress © Lisa Michalek
    • Stress
      • A physical, social, or mental event or condition that requires us to cope with a given situation.
      • Stressor: the “thing” that caused the reaction.
    • Eustress vs Distress
      • Eustress – positive stressors that allows for personal growth and satisfaction
        • Getting married
        • Starting school
        • Beginning a job
        • Making new friends
        • Learning a new skill
    • Eustress vs Distress
      • Distress – negative stress that is caused by events that cause stress and strain
        • Financial problems
        • Death of a loved one
        • Academic difficulties
        • Breakup of a relationship
    • Response to Stress
      • Fight-or-Flight
        • when our bodies go on the alert to either fight or escape
        • A sudden burst of energy and strength
        • The heart speeds up, breathing increases , blood pressure elevates, sugar is released into the blood.
    • Stress and Your Health
      • Greater risk for heart disease
      • Can decrease immunity to disease
      • Can cause negative mental reactions
    • Stress Reducers
      • Assess stressors
      • Change reactions to stress
      • Learn to cope
      • Exercise
      • Relax
      • Eat Healthy
      • Manage time
      • Reduce stresses
    • Other Techniques
      • Hypnosis – focus on one thought, object, or voice
      • Massage Therapy
      • Meditation – focus on deep breathing
      • Biofeedback – monitoring of physical responses to stress
      • Support Groups