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This presentation highlights the essential tools for stress decompression; from optimism and assertiveness skills (healthy boundaries) to humor (comic relief) and relaxation skills so that you can ...

This presentation highlights the essential tools for stress decompression; from optimism and assertiveness skills (healthy boundaries) to humor (comic relief) and relaxation skills so that you can catch your breath, regain a sense of balance in your life and reclaim your sense of empowerment to navigate gracefully on your life journey in the global community.

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  • Coming Up For AirCoping With Stress & Change at the Worksite Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.
  • Under Pressure!
  • Stress Overload
  • Under Pressure
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!• Smart Phone Mania
  • Under Pressure•24/7 Society• On Demand!• Do more... with less• Email Avalanche!• Smart Phone Mania• Too Much Information (TMI)
  • Plugged-in Society
  • CommunicationTsunami
  • The Age of Technology
  • The Age of Technology Screen Addictions
  • 24/7 +Sensory Bombardment = Burnout
  • 24/7 +Sensory Bombardment =Illness/Disease...Death
  • Good Stress/Bad Stress Performance CurvePe Ir lf lo nm ea sn sce Stress (excitement ...anxiety)
  • Worksite Stress Facts An estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
  • Worksite Stress Facts 40% of workers reported their job as“very stressful” or “extremely stressful.” (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
  • Worksite Stress Facts 25% of workers view their job as the #1 stressor in their lives. (American Institute of Stress, 2009)
  • Worksite Stress FactsMore than half of American employees don’t leave their office for lunch (ManPower Survey, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts On average, people check their emails 37 times per hour each day (Richtell, NY Times, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts More than 50 emails per day creates “email stress” (USA Today, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts Employees take laptops, cell phones andBlackberries on vacation (in essence, never leaving the office) (NPR, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress FactsOver 1 Trillion YouTube videos are watched per day, many at the worksite (Richtell, NY Time, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress FactsStress is cited as the reason for over 50% of worker compensation claims in US. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress FactsWork productivity decreased due to stress (USA Today, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts Presenteeism is defined as people whocome to work but don’t do anything while there. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress FactsResearch reveals that multi-tasking is a myth! You cannot do two things at once and do them well. (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts Worker loyalty decreasesas work stress levels increase (victimization) (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
  • Worksite Stress Facts 85-90 percent of disease and illness is not onlyrelated to stress, but directly associated to stress (American Institute on Stress, 2010)
  • “If your looking for fast-acting relief...try slowing down.” —Lily Tomlin
  • The Nature of Stress
  • The Stress Emotions
  • Definitions of Stress
  • Stress is any Changeyou encounter in your life
  • Tension is who you think you should be, Relaxation is who you are. — Ancient Chinese saying
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Employee of the Month
  • The Fight or Flight Response
  • Fight or Flight: Then
  • Fight or Flight: ThenFight or Flight: Now
  • Your Stress-hormone Cocktail: Epinephrine Nor-epinephrine Vasopressin Aldosterone Cortisol Thyroxine
  • TheAssociation Between Stressand Disease isHUGE!
  • Unresolved issues of angerand fear (negative emotions) SUPPRESS the Immune System
  • Stress& Insomnia
  • Live a Sustainable Life!
  • The Art of CalmRelaxation Through the Five Senses
  • Coming Up for Air
  • 1. A Bird’s Eye View: Keep Everything In Perspective
  • 2. Do Not Enter: Create Healthy Boundaries!
  • 3. Get Out and ExerciseFlush Out the Stress Hormones!
  • Physiological • Decreased heart rate • Decreased blood pressure Effects of • Decreased muscle tension • Better quality sleepPhysical Exercise • Increased immune system • Decreased cholesterol • Decreased triglycerides • Decreased body fat • Increased bone intensity • Increased tolerance to heat • Increased efficiency of heart • Decreased aging effects • Increased muscle tone • and many, many more.....
  • 4. Learn to Meditate
  • Avoid“Monkey Mind”
  • 5. Simplicity vs Complexity
  • 6. Take Short Breaksin the Course of Each Day
  • 7. Friends In Need(Build and maintain your support group)
  • 8. Anger Management:Learn to Fine-tune Expectations
  • 9. Good Nutrition:Avoid Putting Gas on the Fire
  • 10. Tickle Your Funny Bone:Humor Therapy Comic Relief
  • Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.Paramount Wellness Institute www.brianlukeseaward.net 303.678.9962 All content and photographyby Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.© Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved