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Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
Stress management
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Stress management
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Stress management

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  • 1. Objectives Define Stress Identify personal stressors Understand stress response Review stress management techniques
  • 2. What is Stress?
  • 3. Stress Response “Stressor” Interpretation as “stressful” Physical/emotional/behavioral reactions Emotional/physical illness
  • 4. Fight or Flight Response
  • 5. What is stressful? Arguments with boss or  Starting a new job co-worker  Getting Married Illness  Having a baby Traffic  Buying a new home Financial Problems  A new relationship World Events
  • 6. Types of Stress Eustress General Stress Traumatic Stress Chronic Stress Transition Stress
  • 7. Un-Managed Stress Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression Anxiety Self Medication (Substance Abuse) Health Problems Family Conflict Declining Job Performance
  • 8. Symptoms of StressPhysical/Body Signals Behaviors/Action Signals Heart Racing  Raising Voice Stomach Pains  Argumentative   
  • 9. Symptoms of Stress ContinuedThought Signals Emotional Signals Here we go again  Anxiety Why me?  Loss of confidence   
  • 10. Stress Management Healthy Lifestyle  Attitude & Thoughts set  Sleep the tone  Nutrition  Build though awareness  Exercise  Change your perspective  Support  Affirmations  Fun/Laughter  Positive self talk
  • 11. Stress Management Accept that you cannot change what you do not control Learn to accept mistakes Bask in each success Learn to accept compliments Express your feelings Look for other’s positive intent
  • 12. Stress Management Ask for help Say No Stretch frequently Embrace change Stay informed by seeking information Get organized
  • 13. Stress Management Relaxation Techniques  Deep Breathing  Visualization  Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • 14. When to get Professional Help? Symptoms last more than one month Symptoms interfere with social, occupational, or other areas of functioning If you are self-medicating with alcohol or other substancesTalk to your doctor or a professional counselor. Counselors can be located through www.therapistlocator.net
  • 15. Questions?

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