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A holistic view of stress management, causes, its neuroscience and renewal strategy.

A holistic view of stress management, causes, its neuroscience and renewal strategy.

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  • 1. …restoring the missing piece of the puzzle Stress Management…best bet to vitality and health 33, Total Gospel Road, Off Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • 2. Content of Presentation Section 1:  Introduction  Objectives  Stress?  Psychology of Stress  Neuroscience of Stress Section 2: Renewal  Mindfulness  Hopefulness  Compassion  Laughter, Joy and Fun Section 3: Possible Commitments 2 Post-Training Assignment
  • 3. Introduction  Project Bureau & Consulting Limited 3
  • 4. Project Bureau…ideas becoming tangible realities 4 Project Bureau & Consulting Limited To consistently add quantifiable values and benefits to our chosen clients. To care truly and make the best of human capital while lavishing the world with our overflow of passion, purpose and pleasantness. Our Vision To imprint with indelible ink on the pages of memory of human generations, our colossal contribution to the development and sustenance of the desired world we anticipate. Our Mission ...you can bank on us because we have the fountain!
  • 5. Stress Management…securing the future health and vitality 5 I bet you know this person
  • 6. Stress Management…key to vitality and health 6 Introduction Stress is an indispensable aspect of human lives, we survive on it. Stress influence our behaviour and thus our relations with others at work. Stress has serious health interactions if not properly managed can be consequential. To properly manage stress, it has to be identified, understood, and controlled. What we call growth a lot of times is aftermath of some kind of stress.
  • 7. Stress Management…a must for sustainable productivity 7 Objectives Now a day the corporate sector is booming in a high speed that the people have to work for prolonged hours to maintain the standard of living and achieve their basic needs. So is the condition in the hospitals, colleges and lots of other places. In spit of having the modern technologies and facilities, people are feeling themselves to be work loaded and stressed. Considering the vivid correlation between stress and productivity in organizations’ human resources, it becomes expedient to discuss stress management in work places. The ultimate goal of this presentation is to have participants better understand inevitability of stress, and rather its management and how to channel it to organizations’ productivity.
  • 8. Project Management…unlocking the desired future 8 Stress? Stress is the general term describing the psychological and physical response to a stimuli that alters the body’s equilibrium (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984 in Kosslyn & Rosenberg, 2006) Stress is an adaptive response mediated by individual characteristics and psychological process, that is, a consequence of any external action, situation or event that places special physical and psychological demands upon a person. PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORIAL DEVIATIONS FOR ORGANISATIONAL PARTICIPATION” Result/Consequences
  • 9. Stress Management…unleashing your genius 9 Workplace Stressors 1. Over time 2. Quotas 3. Deadlines 4. Competitiveness 5. Physical demand 6. Environmental conditions 7. Hazards encountered 8. Initiative required 9. Stamina required 10.Win / lose situations 11.Working in the public eye
  • 10. Stress Management…unleashing your genius 10 Workplace Stressors Organizational policies Unfavorable, Unfair and arbitrary performance evaluation, Unrealistic job description, Frequent reallocation of activity, Rotating work shifts, Ambiguous procedures, Inflexible rules, Inequality of incentives Organization structure lack of opportunity of participation, lack of advancement, lack of high degree of specialization Organizational process Poor communication, Poor and inadequate feedback of work performance, Ambiguous and conflicting roles, Unfair control systems, Inadequate information flow etc Physical conditions Crowding and lack of privacy, Excessive noise, Excessive heat or cold, Pressure of toxic chemicals and radiation, Air pollution, Poor lighting
  • 11. Stress Management…unlocking your true potentials 11 Psychology of Stress Stress happens absolutely in the mind! - It happens in the mind but ravages a whole world. Stress in a work place - “It is a condition arising from the interaction of people and their jobs and characterized by changes within people that force them to deviate from their normal functioning”
  • 12. Stress Management…unleashing your genius 12 Neuroscience of Stress •Trigger of Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis (Sympathetic Nervous System) •Secretion of Epinephrine, Norepinephrine and Cortisol (Neuro transmitters and Hormones – Vaso-Constricters) •Results in shallow breath, pulling away of blood from extrimities (epi-to the hand and norepi to the legs) and pulling from the brain as well. •Also Cortisol – anti inflammatory, conversion of fat cells to glucose and energy, turns off immune system in abt 8-10min also inhibit neurogenesis
  • 13. Stress Management…healthy living. 13 Neuroscience of Stress
  • 14. Stress Management…maximizing your potential 14 Possible Consequences Health wise: Cognitive perceptual and emotional impairment, 70 % visual coverage reduces to about 30%, Type 2 diabetes, Influenza, bacterial infection, ulcers, some forms of cancers, heart attacks, strokes, sleep disorders, git difficulty and sexual dysfunctions At work: Reduced productivity, poor tolerance for human differences, narrow judgment, loss of creativity, frequent mistakes, increased procrastination, etc.
  • 15. Stress Management…maximizing your potential 15 How come you’re not dead? The body has a counter mechanism but the allostatic load strain outweighs what the body is designed to handle and so, gradual accumulation leads to chronic stress. However, humans have the ability to intentionally increase the body’s capacity for renewal.
  • 16. Stress Management…maximizing your potential 16 Renewal The renewal process goes through the same path with stress but in opposite direction and hence the symptoms are opposite. Triggered: Parasympathetic Nervous System Released: Oxytocin in women, Vasopressin in men – Vaso-dilators – Results: Opposite reactions, deeper breath, feeling warm, blood in extremities, warm extremities, blood pressure down, pulse rate down, deeper breathe. When we are revived, we become most creative, at cognitive best, can do most complex activities, can understand most individual differences, better cognitively, perceptually, emotionally and immunity restored, Neurogenesis occurs, etc.
  • 17. Stress Management…maximizing your potential 17 Renewal The renewal process goes through the same path with stress but in opposite direction and hence the symptoms are opposite. Triggered: Parasympathetic Nervous System Released: Oxytocin in women, Vasopressin in men – Vaso-dilators – Results: Opposite reactions, deeper breath, feeling warm, blood in extremities, warm extremities, blood pressure down, pulse rate down, deeper breathe. When we are revived, we become most creative, at cognitive best, can do most complex activities, can understand most individual differences, better cognitively, perceptually, emotionally and immunity restored, Neurogenesis occurs, etc.
  • 18. Stress Management…unleashing the genius in you 18 Renewal •Mindfulness, meditation, yoga, prayer (to a loving God) •Compassion, loving relationship, pets (you can stroke), volunteering (helping those less fortunate), care giving (voluntary) •Hopefulness •Laughter, joy and playfulness
  • 19. Stress Management…maximizing your productivity 19 Action Point – Commitment From today, before you crash in to your bed, between the hour you woke up and hour you go to bed (daily) write things that are annoyingly stressful and/or things that are renewing. After 2 weeks, do a self appraisal and begin to find ways to tilt the balance to the renewing side.
  • 20. Stress Management…best bet to vitality and health 20 Conclusion After all said, you will do good to agree that stress is born usually when our minds weigh a demand to exceed supply. This deficiency is most common with knowledge, so a very good antidote is to grab every opportunity to acquire new knowledge, this is the actual growth that can help calm the mind in the face exploration and adventure that typifies human existence.
  • 21. Thank You! 21