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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