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  • 1. Stress Management
    • PRESENTED BY THE
    • COUNSELING CENTER
    • CAMPUS CENTER 225
  • 2. Stress in students
    • Stress: The human reaction to events in our environment
    • Han Selye defines stress as wear and tear on the body
  • 3. STRESS!!!
    • Eustress: Good Stress
      • Getting into college
      • Getting engaged
      • Winning the lottery
  • 4. STRESS !!!
    • Distress: Stress from bad sources
      • Difficult work environment
      • Overwhelming sights and sounds
      • Threat of personal injury
  • 5. FOUR TYPES OF STRESS
    • General Stress:
      • Everyone has this kind of stress
      • It resolves itself within a day or two
      • No intervention is necessarily required
  • 6. FOUR TYPES OF STRESS
    • 2. Cumulative Stress:
      • Stress builds up in your body
      • It becomes more difficult to alleviate your symptoms
      • You may have more serious physical symptoms
      • You may have more serious mental anguish
  • 7. FOUR TYPES OF STRESS
    • 3. Acute Traumatic Stress:
      • Critical Incident Stress
      • Produces considerable psychological distress
      • A normal reaction to abnormal events
  • 8. FOUR TYPES OF STRESS
    • 4. Post Traumatic Stress:
      • Severe stress produced by severe psychological trauma
      • Created by unresolved Critical Incident Stress
      • Produces lasting changes
  • 9. General Adaptation Syndrome
    • Stage I - Alarm Reaction
      • The “fight or flight” response which causes you to be ready for physical activity
      • However, it decreases the effectiveness of the immune system which makes you more susceptible to illness
  • 10. General Adaptation Syndrome
    • Stage II – Stage of adaptation
      • If stress continues, the body adapts to the stressors it is being exposed to
      • If the stressor is starvation, the person experiences a reduced desire for physical activity to conserve energy, and the absorption of nutrients from any food intake is maximized
  • 11. General Adaptation Syndrome
    • Stage III – Stage of Exhaustion
      • Stress persists for a long time
      • The body’s resistance may be reduced or collapse quickly
      • People who experience long-term stress may have heart attacks, severe infections, or chronic pain or illness
  • 12. Short Term Physical Stress Symptoms
      • Dry mouth
      • Cool skin
      • Cold hands and feet
      • Increased sweating
      • Rapid breathing
      • Faster heart rate
      • Tense muscles
      • Feelings of nausea
      • Butterflies in your stomach
      • Diarrhea
      • A desire to urinate
  • 13. Long Term Physical Stress Symptoms
      • Insomnia
      • Change in Appetite
      • Sexual disorders
      • Aches and pains
      • Frequent colds
      • Feelings of intense and long-term tiredness
      • Prone to illness
  • 14. BEHAVIORAL STRESS SYMPTOMS
    • Yawning
    • Talking too fast
    • Talking too loud
    • Fiddling
    • Twitching
    • Nail biting
    • Grinding teeth
    • Drumming fingers
    • Pacing
    • Over reacting
    • Emotional
    • Defensive
    • Irritable
    • Irrational
    • Defensive
    • Hostile
    • Critical
    • Aggressive
  • 15. BEHAVIOR STRESS SYMPTOMS
    • These symptoms will have a negative affect on your performance
      • By reducing your effectiveness
      • Making you accident prone
      • Causing you to be forgetful
      • Causing you to be very negative
      • You may neglect your appearance
      • You may make poor judgments
      • Causing you to make more mistakes
      • Increasing your absenteeism
  • 16. PERFORMANCE STRESS SYMPTOMS
    • You may not make good decisions
    • Your fine motor skills are affected
    • You may no longer enjoy your work
    • Your attention span may be affected
    • You may have more negative thoughts
    • Your self confidence will suffer
    • You may have difficulty concentrating
    • All of your positive energy is consumed
  • 17. HEALTHY LIVING TO CONQUER STRESS
    • Examine your diet
      • Lower your salt intake
      • Lower your intake of refined sugars and carbohydrates
      • Lower your caffeine intake
    • Add to your diet
      • Vegetables
      • Fruits
      • Complex Carbohydrates
      • Vitamins
      • Water
  • 18. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Rest:
      • Get a minimum of six hours of continuous rest
  • 19. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Exercise:
      • At least twenty minutes, five times a week
      • break a sweat, to release endorphins
  • 20. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Talk things out with someone you trust - a family member or a good friend
  • 21. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Make an increased effort to organize your life
    • Ask for help
    • Delegate things when you need to
  • 22. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Learn to manage your anger
    • Anger affects your health
    • Anger causes you to over react to many situations
  • 23. HEALTY LIVING
    • We get angry often because someone did not do what we thought they should
    • Rethink the situation and learn to be more flexible
  • 24. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Fill your life with fun things to do!!!!
    • Keep your sense of humor!!!!
    • We call it : PLAY THERAPY
  • 25. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Take charge of your life.
    • Act appropriately -don’t simply react to stressful situations
    • Find balance in all that you do.
  • 26. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Too many people look for an easy answer to stress management by misusing
    • Alcohol
    • Drugs
    • Marijuana
    • Medicines & Pills
  • 27. HEALTHY LIVING
    • We all need a lengthy list of things that will help us relax…..
    • I love horse back riding.
  • 28. HEALTHY LIVING
    • Relaxing needs to be part of your daily routine.
  • 29. HEALTHY LIVING
    • RELAAAAAAX
  • 30. HEALTHY LIVING
    • RELAAAAAAX
  • 31. HEALTHY LIVING
    • RELAAAAAAX
  • 32. STRESS MANAGEMENT
    • COUNSELING CENTER
        • Campus Center 225
        • Phone 386-7122
        • Web Site at www.canton.edu
  • 33. STRESS MANAGEMENT
    • Questions?????