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This is a presentation for student nurses helping them to learn ways to live stress free during nursing school and carry those techniques to their future profession as nurses.

This is a presentation for student nurses helping them to learn ways to live stress free during nursing school and carry those techniques to their future profession as nurses.

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  • 1. Forget about the stress
    Simple techniques to help you balance stress in nursing school and in the workplace.
    Rachel Y. Hill, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • 2. This is your brain on stress…
    Any questions?
  • 3. Stress 101 – What is stress?
    Stress is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.[1] It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion. Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.
  • 4. Impact of long-term stress on the body
    Impaired health – illness and disease
    Impaired relationships – personal and professional
    Impaired self-image
    Decreased quality of life
    Decreased coping
    Eventual demise
  • 5. What are your stressors?
    WORK
    SCHOOL
    RELATIONSHIPS
    SELF
    FINANCES
    ENVIRONMENT
    FUTURE
    PAST
  • 6. WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER TO STRESS?
  • 7. The answer to stress=Self-care
    Self-care is the intentional time taken by an individual to nurture him or herself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally on a daily basis.
  • 8. When you practice self-care
    You develop a fresh perspective for yourself
    You enhance your creativity in dealing with challenges
    You create a positive environment with your attitude
    You build self-confidence
    Balance and well-being
    Career satisfaction
    Coping mechanisms
    Health and vibrancy
  • 9. More benefits of self-care practice
    Patient satisfaction
    Improved personal relationships
    Improved professional relationships
    Improved self-perception
    Your healing nature evolves within
    Powerful presence
    Integrity and dignity
  • 10. Self-responsibility=nursing responsibility to patient
    We must learn to manage our stressors and be good to ourselves.
    We must “walk the talk” and model optimal health
    Make wise food choices that nourish our bodies
    Maintain a healthy weight
    Avoid high risk behaviors (overtime is a high risk behavior!!!)
  • 11. Physical ways to minimize stress
    Exercise regimen (Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong, running, weight lifting, etc.)
    Balanced diet (Low-fat, watch the carbs, lots of fruits and veggies)
    Proper rest (8-10 hours of rest)
    Realistic work schedule (Workaholics anonymous)
    Just say “NO” (substance abuse)
    Proper shoes and clothing (support hose, insoles, etc.)
  • 12. Mental ways to minimize stress
    Maintain a daily planner for personal and professional life.
    Journal as a mental release.
    Do not make promises you can’t keep.
    Practice open communication with patients and staff.
    Think before you speak and think before your react.
    Breathing exercises for clarity.
    Meditation for peace, clarity, and answers to problems.
  • 13. Spiritual ways to minimize stress
    Meditation
    Prayer
    Attending a church or synagogue
    Utilize the chapel
    Utilize the chaplain
    Dream interpretation
  • 14. Remember Stress begins and ends with You
    There are many stressors that occur from uncontrollable forces outside of the self; however, we have the ability to respond to that stress in many ways. The stress we experience is oftentimes dependant on our choices. Our outcomes from stress are dependant on our responses, our lifestyle, and our attitudes.
  • 15. JIN SHIN JYUTSU
    36TH BREATHS
    THE MAIN CENTRAL
    THE ATTITUDES
  • 16. HOLISTIC AND WELLNESS COACHING
  • 17. REIKI
  • 18. HEALING TOUCH
  • 19. ZUMBA
  • 20. HYPNOTHERAPY, AFFIRMATIONS,AND IMAGERY
  • 21. Creating a healing environment
    Color therapy
    Aromatherapy
    Music therapy
    Pet therapy
    Laughing yoga
    Joke for the day/quote for the day
    Potlucks
    Holistic therapy
    Group exercise
    Cool downs from burn-out breaks
    Meditation/quiet rooms on units
    Self-care affairs
  • 22. 10 Simple Keys to Leave the Stress Behind
    Release any expectations of Nursing to fulfill you mentally, physically, and spiritually.
    Eat your food; not your young.
    Stand together in the work place.
    Honor yourself at all cost.
    Trust your inner wisdom.
  • 23. Continued
    Practice presence perfectly with your peers and patients.
    Be your brother and sister’s keeper.
    Live a life outside of nursing school and your nursing career.
    Go with the flow.
    You have all the power in the world.
  • 24. NURSINGFrom the Inside-Out
    Available through Jones and Bartlett Publishers
    www.jbpub.com
  • 25. “The name of the game is taking care of yourself, because you’re going to live long enough to wish you had.
    Grace Mirabella
    1950s editor in chief of Vogue Magazine
  • 26. Resources
    www.AHNA.org
    www.jinshinjyutsu.com
    www.healthandwellness.org
    www.healingtouchinternational.org
    www.healingtouch.com
    www.reiki.org
    www.aiht.org
    www.asone.com