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Mental Wellness in Challenging Times

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  • 1. Leahcim Semaj, PhDMay 25, 20135/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 1
  • 2. Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemajOffice: 876.948.5627 Twitter: LSemajEmail: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: Leahcim Semajwww.SlideShare.net/LSemaj5/24/2013 2www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 3. Regaining Control, SavingYour Life5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 3
  • 4. Work-life conflictan increasing problemImpacting on bothbusiness and individualhealth issues5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 4
  • 5.  We need innovative initiativesthat can be developedto suit the work-life balanceneeds of employees and the business demands ofemployers5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 5
  • 6. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 6 as a consequence of the growingepidemic of chronic disease, Approximately 5% of capital spent onworkforce is lost toDisabilityAbsenteeismPresenteeism
  • 7.  When the cumulativedemands of work andnon-work life roles are incompatible insome respect Participation in onerole is made moredifficult by participation inthe other role5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 7
  • 8.  Produces work-related stress Working conditions such as heavy workloads, lack of participation in decision-making, health and safety hazards, job insecurity, and tight deadlines are all associated with work-related stress5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 8
  • 9.  Erodes the mental and physical well-being of workers, affects the quality of their personalrelationships outside of work, and increases costs to businesses Employees with high levels of work-life conflict are more likely to experience poorhealth5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 9
  • 10. has negativeimpacts onemployeesrelationshipswith theirchildren andtheir spouse5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 10
  • 11.  Has consequences for an organizationsbottom line Employees experiencing high levels ofwork-life conflict are likely to miss more work days per year, less committed to the organization, less satisfied with their job, more likely to intend to leave their job5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 11
  • 12. WORKING DEFINITION Meaningful dailyAchievement andEnjoyment ineach of my fourlife quadrants:THE QUADRANTSSelf FamilyWork FriendsLife5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 12
  • 13.  when was the last time youAchieved AND Enjoyedsomething at work? What about Achieved ANDEnjoyed with your family; your friends? how recently have youAchieved AND Enjoyedsomething just for you?5/24/2013 13www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 14. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 14May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 14Work longer hoursTravel moreTake more workhome
  • 15. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 15May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 15Work life todayis moredemanding andstressful thanever before
  • 16. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 16May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 16 Parenting Dual-careermarriages SchoolCompound thisstress
  • 17. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 17May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 17 Stress is bad It undermines your health Interferes with your productivity Erodes your happiness
  • 18. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 18May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 18 Stress helps you to grow Once you understandthis, you’re on the roadto toughness training
  • 19. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 19May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 19 Restlessness andanxiety Inability to concentrate Trouble falling asleep Nightmares Persistent fatigue Chain smoking Depression Lack of appetite orovereating Indigestion Teeth grinding Tension headaches Heart palpitations Muscle spasms Trembling or shaking
  • 20. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 20May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 20 Rapid pulse Unnecessary muscle tension Shallow, rapid or interruptedbreathing Perspiration from nervousness Temperature drop in your hands
  • 21. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 21May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 21 RELATED CONCEPT BURNOUT THISAFFECTS FIVE AREASOFYOUR LIFE: PHYSICAL INTELLECTUAL EMOTIONAL SOCIAL SPIRITUAL HOW DOYOURATEYOURSELFON A SCALEOF 1-10 IN ALL FIVEAREAS?
  • 22. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 22May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 22 Stress cost billions per year Lost time Lost productivity Mistakes Bad decisions Long term stress kills
  • 23. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 23May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 23 50 to 80% of all diseaseshave stress relatedorigins 60 to 90% of visits tohealth care professionalsare for stress-relatedproblems
  • 24. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 24May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 24 How you react whenunder pressure Physically andemotionally
  • 25. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 25May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 25 A lot like sex; you can have sex asstimulant You can also havesex as a sedative
  • 26. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 26May 24, 2013 26 Energize youto heights ofexcellence Stress canalso kill you
  • 27. 5/24/2013 27www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 28. POSITIVE STRESS Motivates Promotes clearthinking You maintain focusand results You see work as achallenge You remain focused onthe taskNEGATIVE STRESS Debilitates Generates confusion You think only of efforts You feel overwhelmed bywork You become distractedfrom the task The ExecutiveTime &Stress ManagementProgramme – p.1555/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 28May 24, 2013 28
  • 29. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 29May 24, 2013 29 The process bywhich you handlesituations that youexperience asthreatening orchallenging
  • 30. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 30May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 30 is very important Most situations canbe handled indifferent ways
  • 31. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 31May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 31 The immune system Heart function Hormone levels The nervous system Memory Thinking Physical co-ordination
  • 32. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 32May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 32 CHRONIC STRESS MAY HINDERIMMUNE RESPONSE A study of parents with childrenbeing treated for cancersuggests that chronic stress mayhamper a naturally occurringanti-inflammatory response inthe body
  • 33. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 33May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 33 Metabolic rate Raise levels of Blood cholesterol Blood pressure Uric acid Kills brain cells Prematurely ages the brain
  • 34. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 34May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 34 Coronary heart disease Peptic ulcers Suicide Nervous disorders Insomnia Substance abuse Domestic disturbances Hypertension Migraine Asthma Arthritis The common cold
  • 35. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 35 35 80% showedsevere stresssymptoms whenthey exceed ascore of 300points in a yearNote that the events that produce stresscan be both positive and negative
  • 36. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 36May 24, 2013 36 Death of a spouse ------------------------- 100 Marital separation --------------------------- 65 Death of a close family member ---------- 63 Personal injury or illness ------------------- 53 Marriage -------------------------------------- 50 Loss of job ----------------------------------- 47 Marital reconciliation ---------------------- 45 Retirement ---------------------------------- 45 Change in health of family member----- 44 Wife’s pregnancy -------------------------- 40
  • 37. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 37May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 37 Sex difficult -------------------------------- 39 Gain of a new family member ---------- 39 Change in financial status -------------- 38 Death of a close friend ------------------ 37 Change to a different kind of work --- 36 Argument with spouse ------------------ 35 Taking on large mortgage -------------- 31 Foreclosure of mortgage ---------------- 30 Change in work responsibilities -------- 29 Son or daughter leaves home ---------- 29
  • 38. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 38May 24, 2013 38 Trouble with in-laws ---------------------- 29 Outstanding personal achievement ---- 28 Spouse begins/stops work --------------- 28 Change in personal habits --------------- 24 Trouble with boss ------------------------- 23 Change in work hours -------------------- 20 Change in residence ---------------------- 20 Change in social activities --------------- 18 Change in sleep habits ------------------- 16 Change in eating habits ------------------ 15 Vacation ------------------------------------ 11
  • 39. By Harold S. Kushner5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 39
  • 40.  "Can you accept the idea that somethings happen for no reason, that there is randomness in the universe?” "The world is mostly an orderly,predictable place, showing ample evidence of Gods thoroughnessand handiwork, but pockets of chaos remain.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 40
  • 41.  Most of the time, the events of theuniverse follow firm natural laws. But every now and then, things happennot contrary to those laws of nature butoutside them. Things happen which could just as easilyhave happened differently”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 41
  • 42.  We will exploreinsight into thegrieving process Provide suggestionsfor coping withdeath and forhelping others5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 42
  • 43.  Some believe that they will liveforever But death will enter our lives We all need to learn how to livewith death, dying and grief5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 43
  • 44.  There are several reasons why we may beafraid of dying: The premature interruption of life activities Effects of death upon family members, andfriends The fear of death without dignity for example, being kept alive by machine The fear of nothingness after death5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 44
  • 45.  When a loved one is dying or dies, thereis a grieving process Recovery is a slow and emotionallypainful one The grieving process can be less painful if you try to understand that loss andgrief is a natural part of life5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 45
  • 46.  Believe that you can cope withtragic happenings Let your experience be apsychological growth process thatwill help you to deal with futurestressful events5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 46
  • 47. Your Life5/24/2013 47www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 48.  Usually consists ofthe followingstages Not everyone goesthrough all thesestages5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 48
  • 49.  At first, it may bedifficult for you toaccept your owndying or the deathof a loved one5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 49
  • 50.  As a result you will deny the realityof death However, this denial will graduallydiminish as you begins to expressand share your feelings aboutdeath and dying with other friends5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 50
  • 51. During this stage the mostcommon question asked iswhy me?“WHY HER?5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 51
  • 52.  At what you perceiveto be the unfairness ofdeath You may project anddisplace your angerunto others5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 52
  • 53.  You will eventually become less angryand able to move into the next stageof grieving5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 53
  • 54.  About things left undone Words left unspoken All may contribute to feelings of guilt5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 54
  • 55.  When these feelings are examined It is found that everything that couldbe done was in fact done There are occasions when there is avalid reason for guilt5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 55
  • 56. You need to acknowledge theguiltAnd realize that no one isperfectAnd accept forgiveness5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 56
  • 57.  Many persons try to bargain with somesort of deity They probably try to bargain and offerto give up an enjoyable part of their livesin exchange for the return of health orthe lost person5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 57
  • 58.  You may find yourself feelingguilty for things you did or didntdo prior to the loss Forgive yourself Accept your humanness5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 58
  • 59.  You may at first experience a sense of greatloss Mood fluctuations and feelings of isolationand withdrawal may follow It takes time for you and your co-workers togradually return to your old self Become socially involved in whats going onaround you5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 59
  • 60.  Encouragement and reassuranceto the bereaved person will notbe helpful in this stage5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 60
  • 61.  As you go through changes in yoursocial life because of the loss, you may feel lonely and afraid The more you are able to reach out toothers and make new friends, the morethis feeling lessens5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 61
  • 62.  Acceptance does not meanhappiness Instead you accept and dealwith the reality of the situation5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 62
  • 63.  Eventually you will reach a pointwhere remembering will be lesspainful Then you can begin to look aheadto the future and more good times5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 63
  • 64.  Man can live for about40 days without food, about 3 days withoutwater, about 8 minuteswithout air ... but only for 1 secondwithout hope▪ Hal Lindsey5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 64
  • 65. And you shall besecure and feelconfidentbecause there ishope Job 11:185/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 65
  • 66.  NotTo DrownYou ButTo CleanseYou- Aughey5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 66
  • 67.  ... the one thing I do,however, is to forgetwhat is behind me anddo my best to reachwhat is ahead. Philippians3:135/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 67
  • 68. Workthroughyour fears5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 68
  • 69.  Courage isnt theabsence of fear; Its the dealingwith it5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 69
  • 70. Jesus told us“Be not afraid”Hollywood told us to“Be afraid, be very afraid”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 70
  • 71.  Discuss feelings such as loneliness, anger,and sadness openly and honestly withothers Maintain hope If your religious convictions are importantto you talk to a member of the clergy about yourbeliefs and feelings Join a support group5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 71
  • 72.  Take good care of yourself Eat well-balanced meals Get plenty of rest Be patient with yourself It takes time to heal Some days will be better than others5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 72
  • 73.  Be supportive But do not attempt to give encouragementand reassurance when an associate is in thedepressed stage of grieving It will not be helpful Talk openly and honestly about thesituation Unless the person does not want to5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 73
  • 74.  When you talk about your painIt is cut in half When you talk about your joysIt multiplies5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 74
  • 75.  Use an appropriate, caringconversational tone of voice Show that you care5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 75
  • 76.  Listen attentively and show interest inwhat the grieving person has to sayabout his/her feelings and beliefs Share your feelings and talk about anysimilar experience you may have had Avoid using the phrase "I know just how you feel"5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 76
  • 77.  If symptoms of depression are verysevere or persistent And you are not coping with day today activities Please request professional help5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 77
  • 78.  Yes Provided you work through the pain ofyour grief Accept that there is no fixed time scale5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 78
  • 79.  Experience has shown that even thosein the greatest depths of despair Those who have truly believed that thesun would never shine again Have, with time and effort, recoveredto lead full and rewarding lives5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 79
  • 80. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 80
  • 81.  “It is only insorrow badweather mastersus; in joy we facethe storm anddefy it”. Amelia Barr5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 81
  • 82.  “It is not light that we need, but fire;it is not the gentle shower, butthunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind,and the earthquake.” Frederick Douglas5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 82
  • 83.  “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the lowtime. Never make your most important decisionswhen you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass.The spring will come.” Robert H. Schuller5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 83
  • 84.  The positive of this is the charging of allour aquifers, (and possibly filling my water tank). Tropical Storms are natural resources, they only become natural disasters by thestupid things that people do BEFORE OTDURINGTHE STORM. Do the right things my friends.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 84
  • 85.  because of what has gone into yourmind. You can change who you are andwhat you are by changing what goesinto your mind. Zig Ziglar,5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 85
  • 86. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 86
  • 87.  1. Identify what theexperience taught you tohelp develop a sense ofclosure. This lesson is now over, time to leave the class▪graduation day.5/24/2013www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 87
  • 88.  2.Write everything youwant to express in a letter. Even if you choose not tosend it, clarifying your feelings willhelp you come to terms withreality as it is now.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 88
  • 89.  Even if appears this way now, the pastwas not perfect. Acknowledging this may minimize yoursense of loss. As Laura Oliver says, “It’s easier to let go of a human than ahero.”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 89
  • 90.  Of course you’ll feel devastated if youbelieve you lost your soul mate. If you think you can find a love thatamazing or better again it will be easierto move on. (Remember that you had no control ofhow s/he came into your life.)5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 90
  • 91.  the person you were before meetingyour last love. That person was pretty awesome and now you have the chance to behim or her again. Better than you were before Model 2.05/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 91
  • 92. Take downher/his pictures;delete her/hisemails fromyour savedfolder5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 92
  • 93.  Get a facial after you delete hernumber from yourphone, or head out withfriends after putting allhis/her memories in abox.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 93
  • 94. “Loving myself means letting go”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 94
  • 95.  When you think,“I’ll never feel loved again!”▪ don’t resist that feeling. Instead, move on to anotherthought, like “The best is yet to come”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 95
  • 96.  it is to open then forsomeone better. If s/he was perfect for youshe would still be withyou. Nature culls non viable lifeforms at all stages.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 96
  • 97.  You may feel very secure in the pond that youare in, but if you never venture out of it, youwill never know that there is such a thing asan ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for younow, may be the very reason why you don’thave something better.” C. Joy Bell5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 97
  • 98. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj ‹#›
  • 99.  you got this big one wrong. You never planned for this. The relationship that you cherished andhad planned to be in “until death do us part” has died. What now do you do? Now it’s time to part.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 99
  • 100.  9 times out of 10, life never works outas one thinks it will. Stop planning. Go the way ofBuddha and enjoythe moment.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 100
  • 101.  Wherever we are at the present moment iswhere we’re supposed to be. The more one tries to control everythingthat’s happening, the more out-of-controlthey’ll start to appear and feel. Stop trying to get a grip on things and gowith the flow. Shit happens… to everyone. The insecurity/pain you’re feeling will fade.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 101
  • 102.  Therefore you should understand that youaren’t perfect, so admit your shortcomings. Learn to forgive yourself for yourshortcomings At the same time, accepting you aren’t 100% to blame for all ofyour relationship’s problems.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 102
  • 103.  Even though you have shortcomings, you’re not entirely to blame for a relationship’sdemise. You’re not perfect; neither was your partner. This means you’re both responsible for howyour relationship ended up.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 103
  • 104.  “Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would butrealize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we runaway from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise,serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a sourceof beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an openmind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has thevision to recognize it as such.” Henry Miller5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 104
  • 105.  “You cannot convince someone to seesomething that they do not want to see, nomatter how much you know it would improvetheir lives. You have to love and accept them exactly asthey are today. If you cannot do that, you have to let them goand find their own way, in their own time, if theyever choose to do so. Otherwise, you’ll be giving them the power overyour happiness, too.” Doe Zantamata5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 105
  • 106.  “If you look to others for fulfillment, you willnever truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you willnever be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in theway things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, thewhole world belongs to you.” LaoTzu5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 106
  • 107.  When you’re triggered by negative emotions,whatever you feel compelled to do, don’t. Work through the situations that consistentlyprompt negative emotions. By buying time, you’re putting yourself in aposition to respond intentionally andreflectively rather than reactively and impulsively.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 107
  • 108. You must understand that whenwhat used to be natural and easybecomes hard, its time to pause andlet nature take its course.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 108
  • 109. The Good Book says ‘it came to pass’,not ‘it came to stay’.Now is the time for you to get PRONOID(believe that the universe is conspiring inyour favor).5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 109
  • 110.  that you now have the strength to be able togo in whatever direction that is required. Know that you can roll with the punches andaccept what the Gods give. Accept that you now have no choice butto grow in the direction that the universe hasintended you to. Do it!5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 110
  • 111. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 111May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 111 1. CHANGETHE SITUATION work setting equipment 2. CHANGETHE PEOPLE you leave or get them toleave 3. DIFFUSEYOURSELF change yourhabits change yourperception
  • 112. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 112May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 112There areno victimsOnlyVolunteers
  • 113. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 113May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 113We MustAcceptResponsibilityfor Ourselves
  • 114. Is GoodYou Have SomethingToLearn5/24/2013 114www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 115. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 115115Change yourself The only person overwhich you haveauthority
  • 116. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 116May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 116 These are the onesthat you are stuckwith NATIONALPROBLEMS TRAFFIC JAMS DEADLINES ATWORK
  • 117. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 117May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 117 Your reaction to others Your to-do list (and the number of items on it) How your day is spent Your goals How much time youre willing to spend on a particular project Your self-esteem and self-worth How you treat others Your exercise and eating habits The communication of your needs to others Telling people when youre stressed out and need time alone or help withprojects Whether or how much you smoke or drink alcohol How old you act The way you raise your children
  • 118. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 118May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 118 The age or stage of development your children are in The way you were raised Whether the stoplight turns red or green How fast other cars are driving The number of hours in a day Other people The timing of your teenagers mood swings or your toddlers tempertantrums Your age When work or a project takes much longer than expected Waiting for your doctor 30 minutes after your scheduled appointment A death, illness, or accident in the family The calendar (helpful to remember when holidays are approaching) Being laid off from a job Messes made right after you have cleaned the house
  • 119.  Change your mental focusMeditationImageryReleasingCognitive restructuring Seek spiritual insights5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 119
  • 120. WhenYou Can Pray?5/24/2013 120www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 121. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 121121Even before they finishpraying to me, I will answertheir prayers ISAIAH 65:24
  • 122. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 122May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 122 Realise that we have anunlimited account with theuniversal bank Our faith is the deposit Our prayers make thewithdrawals.
  • 123. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 123May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 123 Attempting to obtain blessing by fraud Insufficient funds Unclear effects Refer to drawer Post dated Stale dated
  • 124. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj ‹#›
  • 125. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 125May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 125Because they do not recognize the answer We ask God for Wisdom God gives us problems to solve, making usWise
  • 126. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 126May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 126 We plead for Prosperity God gives us brain and brawn to Work with We request courage God gives us Danger to overcome We ask for favours God gives us Opportunities Yes, all prayers are answered▪ Rusea’s High School Office
  • 127.  The Lord is myShepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to liedown in greenpastures; He leadeth me besidethe still waters.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 127
  • 128.  He restoreth mysoul; He leadeth me inthe paths ofrighteousnessfor his namesake.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 128
  • 129.  Yea, though I walkthrough the valley ofthe shadow of death,I will fear no evil; For thou art with me;thy rod and thy staffthey comfort me.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 129
  • 130.  Thou preparest atable before me inthe presence ofmine enemies: Thou anointest myhead with oil; My cup runnethover.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 130
  • 131.  Surely goodnessand mercy shallfollow me all thedays of my life; And I will dwell inthe house of theLord for ever.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 131
  • 132.  The Bible tells us “Be not afraid” 72 passages GenesisThrough to Revelations Hollywood told us to “Be afraid, be very afraid”▪ (Addams FamilyValues)5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 132
  • 133.  Genesis 15:1 Afterward the LORD spoke to Abram in a vision andsaid to him,▪ "Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and yourreward will be great." Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid ofthem!The LORD your God will go ahead of you▪ He will neither fail you nor forsake you."5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 133
  • 134.  Joshua 1:9 I command you--be strong and courageous! Do notbe afraid or discouraged.▪ For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Psalm 23:4 Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, Iwill not be afraid, for you are close beside me.▪ Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 134
  • 135.  Isaiah 41:13 I am holding you by your right hand -I, the LORDyour God. And I say to you,▪ Do not be afraid. I am here to help you Jeremiah 1:17 "Get up and get dressed. Go out, and tell themwhatever I tell you to say.▪ Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you lookfoolish in front of them.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 135
  • 136.  Hebrews 13:6 That is why we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid.▪ What can mere mortals do to me?" Revelation 12:11 And they have defeated him because of the bloodof the Lamb and because of their testimony.▪ And they were not afraid to die.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 136
  • 137.  Yea, though I walkthrough the valley ofthe shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staffthey comfort me5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 137
  • 138.  Thou preparest atable before mein the presence ofmine enemies:5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 138
  • 139.  Surely goodnessand mercy shallfollow me all thedays of my life; and I will dwell inthe house of theLord for ever5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 139
  • 140.  Thou anointest my head with oil;my cup runneth over5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 140
  • 141. To Evaluate and StrengthenYourself5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 141
  • 142. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 142
  • 143. Though not everyone lives,but we all will die.Today chose to LIVE,for as many as you can.5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 143
  • 144. "Death comes to all, but greatachievements build amonument which shall endureuntil the sun grows cold”5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 144
  • 145. 5/24/2013 145www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 146. To DIRECT youTo INSPECT youTo CORRECT youTo PROTECT youTo PERFECT you5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 146
  • 147.  Will either defeat you or develop you-depending on how you respond tothem Unfortunately most people fail to seehow God wants to use problems forgood in their lives5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 147
  • 148.  They resent their problems rather thanpausing to consider what benefit theymight bring Here are five ways God wants to use theproblems in your life:5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 148
  • 149.  Sometimes God must light a fire under you toget you moving Problems often point us in a new directionand motivate us to change Is God trying to get your attention? "Sometimes it takes a painful experience to makeus change our ways" Proverbs 20:305/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 149
  • 150.  People are like tea bags... if you want to know whats insidethem, just drop them into hot water! Has God ever tested your faith witha problem?5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 150
  • 151.  "My brothers, consider yourselvesfortunate when all kinds of trials comeyour way, for you know that when your faithsucceeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.“ James 1:2-35/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 151
  • 152.  Some lessons we learn only throughpain and failure Its likely that as a child your parentstold you not to touch a hot stove But you probably learned by beingburned5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 152
  • 153.  We only learn the value of something... Health, money, a relationship... By losing it "My punishment was good for me,because it made me learn yourcommands The law that you gave means more tome than all the money in the world.“ Psalm 119:71-725/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 153
  • 154. A problem can be a blessing indisguise if it prevents you from beingharmed by something more serious5/24/2013 154www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 155.  Problems, when responded to correctly,are character builders God is far more interested in yourcharacter than our comfort "We also boast of our troubles,because we know that troubleproduces endurance, endurance bringsGods approval, and his approvalcreates hope." - Romans 5: 3-45/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 155
  • 156. ByTristan Loo5/24/2013 156www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 157. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 157
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  • 159. As you feel the stressreaction coming1. Continue breathingsmoothly, deeply, evenly5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 159May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 159
  • 160. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 160May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 160 2. Assume abalance andbuoyantposture 3. Send a wave ofrelaxation - scan body from headto toe for tension andsweep it away
  • 161. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 161161 Smile inwardly withyour mouth andeyes Say to yourself ”NOPROBLEM”
  • 162. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 162May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 162 This resets the nervous system Changes the neurochemistrytowards favorable emotions Increase blood flow to the limbicsystem The key emotional center of thebrain
  • 163. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 163May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 163 Accept the reality ofthe present Affirm that you willfind the solutionright now "How can Ibenefit or atleast learnfrom thissituation?"
  • 164. 5/24/2013 www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 164May 24, 2013 www.jobbank-ja.com 164 Try it on your keyproblem areas Create the problemand then wipe it outwith ICS
  • 165. IfYou Don’tSomeone ElseWill5/24/2013 165www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj
  • 166. Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemajOffice: 876.948.5627 Twitter: LSemajEmail: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: Leahcim Semajwww.SlideShare.net/LSemaj5/24/2013 166www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj