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  • What is Stress??!!
    The inability to cope with a
    “PERCEIVED”
    Threat to one’s mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual well being…
  • All Stress is not Bad!!!!!!!!!
    VS
    BAD
    GOOD
  • The Stress Response
    Fight or Flight
    Heart Rate
    Blood Pressure
    Muscle Tension
    Perspiration
    Metabolic Activity
  • Organizational Causes
    • Lack of Autonomy or Creativity
    • Unrealistic Expectations, Deadlines, and Quotas
    • Inadequate Training
    • Stifled Career
    • Poor Employer Relations
    • Keeping Pace with Technology
    • Downsizing… Increased Responsibilities without Increased pay
  • Individual Causes
     Juggling Career and Family Responsibilities
     Economic Uncertainty
     Boredom, Job Dissatisfaction, Burnout
     Conflict with Co-Workers
     Inadequate Childcare
     Lack of Appreciation and Recognition of Work
  • Environmental Causes
     Poor Working Conditions (Lighting, Noise, Ventilation, Etc.)
     Racial Discrimination
     Sexual Harassment
     Workplace Violence
     Traffic To and From Work
  • What are
    YOUR
    Top 5 Stressors ?
  • Negative Effects of Stress
    EMOTIONAL
    Fatigue
    Alienation
    Depression
    Low Self Esteem
    PHYSICAL
    Aches and Pains
    Stomach Troubles
    Nervous Anxiety
    Disease
  • Stress Diet
    Breakfast
    Half a grapefruit
    1 slice whole wheat bread
    8 oz skim milk
    Lunch
    4 oz broiled chicken breast
    1 cup steamed zucchini
    1 oreo cookie
    Mid-Afternoon Snack
    Rest of the package of oreo cookies
    1 quart rocky road ice cream
    1 jar hot fudge
    Dinner
    2 loaves garlic bread
    Large pepperoni and mushroom pizza
    Pitcher of sweet, sweet, sweet tea
    2 candy bars
    Entire frozen cheesecake eaten directly from the freezer
  • So ….
    How Do We Survive the Stress???
    What Do We Do to Cope with the Stress??
  • Internal and External Resources
    Internal:
    + Creativity
    + Patience
    + Optimism
    + Intuition
    + A Sense of Humor
    + Willpower
    + Compassion
    External:
    + Time
    + Money
    + Social Support
  • Personal Coping Skills
    Refrain Stressful Thoughts
    • Toxic Thoughts
    • Positive Attitude
    • Humorous Outlook
    • Acceptance
    Positive…
    Positive…
    Positive
    Creative Problem Solving
    Time Management
  • Interpersonal
    Coping Skills
    Communication Skills
    Assertiveness Skills
    Conflict Resolution
    Developing Support Network
  • Practical Tips
    Learn to Respond Rather than React
    Re-Define Your Expectations
    Give Yourself Positive Feedback
    Get Out and Exercise
    Balance Your Scale of Emotions
    Nurture Your Connectedness
    Diversify Your Activities and Interests
    Learn to Recognize and Become Comfortable with All Your Emotions
    Exercise Your Sense of Creativity
    Learn to Resolve Issues and Concerns with Others when they Arise
    Take Short Breaks in the Course of Each Working Day to Relax
    Dedicate Personal Time Just for You
  • I Think I’m Having Stress
  • TTC has Counseling Services
    + It is FREE
    + It is CONFIDENTIAL
    Main Campus call 843-574-6131
    Berkeley Campus call 843-899-8079
    Palmer Campus call 843-722-5516