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  • Too much stress can lead to suicide, heart attacks, ulcers, etc.
  • In ancient times, primitive man would either attack or retreat from a threatening situation. Today, we fight or retreat though our behavior or physical actions. The physical reaction is internal.


  • 1. + Stress
  • 2. + Stress  Mental and/or physical tension  Stressor: anything that causes stress or tension  What are some stressors?
  • 3. + Is stress always bad?
  • 4. + Stress  We are all under stress at all times! Even when we are asleep.  Some stress is necessary to keep us alert, vital, and interested in what we are doing.  Too little stress makes people bored and depressed.  Too much stress can cause people to “burn out”, become ill or even die.  Half marathon Stress Story
  • 5. + Two Kinds of Stress  Eustress- good stress  What causes eustress?  Distress- bad stress  What causes distress?
  • 6. + Fight/Flight  What is the fight or flight response to stress?
  • 7. + Signs of stress  Physical: How you look  Emotional: How you feel  Behavioral Signs: How you act
  • 8. + Coping with Stress  Self-awareness  Manage stress  Diet  Exercise  Regular sleep  Relationship skills  Time management  Goal Setting
  • 9. + Humor as coping mechanism  Who likes to laugh??
  • 10. + Embarrassing Story  Write about an embarrassing experience you had.  Explain what happened.  How did you feel after the experience (identify 3 feelings)?  Did you handle the situation as an adult or as a child? Explain.  Looking back are you still embarrassed?