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  • STRESS
  • What is Stress?
    Stress is the body and mind’s reaction to everyday demands.
    • Distress is negative stress
    • Eustress is positive stress
  • Stressors
    Stressors are any stimulus that produces a stress response.
    • A person
    • An object
    • A place
    • An event
    A stressor can vary from one person to the next.
  • Kinds of Stressors
    Biological- Comes from a biochemical imbalance, mental or physical illness
    Environmental- Such as poverty, pollution, crowding noise, natural disasters
    Cognitive- The way you perceive a situation
    Personal behavior- Negative reaction in the body or mind caused by using tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, or not exercising
    Life situation- Dealing with life’s ups and downs
  • Stages of Stress on the Body
    Stage 1
    • Alarm
    Is the stress response, when the body goes on high alert.
    Adrenaline,”emergency hormone” is secreted by the adrenal glands to prepare the body to respond to the stressor.
    Fight or flight mode
  • Stage 2
    Resistance
    • When the body tries to repair its damage from the stressful event and return to normal.
    • Physical resistance to the stressor reaches its peak. This is why people involved in extremely high stress situations have been known to accomplish incredible feats of strength.
    • If the stage continues for too long, both body and mind may show ill effects.
  • Stage 3
    Fatigue
    • Resulting in a tired feeling that lowers one’s level of activity.
    Physical
    Pathological
    psychological
  • Changes in the body
    Heart beat
    Breathing is fast and deep
    Perspiration increases
    Muscles tense
    Adrenal glands secrete adrenaline
  • Stress and the body
    Stress and High Blood Pressure
    Stress and Headache
    Stress and Asthma
    Stress and Immune System
  • Personality Types
    Type A- a competitive, high achieving personality
    Type B- a “laid back”, non-competitive
    Type A is more likely to develop heart problems and type B may be more likely to hold on to stress
  • Stress Management
    Identify the problem
    Plan ahead
    Re-channel energy
    Relaxing and laughing
    Seek support
    Develop time management
    • Using time effective
    • Priorities
  • Goal setting
    Short term goals
    Long term goals