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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 ...
Stressors
• Stressors are any stimulus that produces
a stress response.
– A person
– An object
– A place
– An event
A stre...
Kinds of Stressors
• Biological- Comes from a biochemical imbalance,
mental or physical illness
• Environmental- Such as p...
Stages of Stress on the Body
• Stage 1
– Alarm
• Is the stress response, when the body goes on high alert.
• Adrenaline,”e...
Stage 2
• Resistance
– When the body tries to repair its damage from the
stressful event and return to normal.
– Physical ...
Stage 3
• Fatigue
– Resulting in a tired feeling that lowers one’s level
of activity.
• Physical
• Pathological
• psycholo...
Changes in the body
1. Heart beat
2. Breathing is fast and deep
3. Perspiration increases
4. Muscles tense
5. Adrenal glan...
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 m...
Stress Management
• Identify the problem
• Plan ahead
• Re-channel energy
• Relaxing and laughing
• Seek support
• Develop...
Goal setting
• Short term goals
• Long term goals
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  1. 1. STRESS
  2. 2. What is Stress? • Stress is the body and mind’s reaction to everyday demands. – Distress is negative stress – Eustress is positive stress
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Stage 3 • Fatigue – Resulting in a tired feeling that lowers one’s level of activity. • Physical • Pathological • psychological
  8. 8. Changes in the body 1. Heart beat 2. Breathing is fast and deep 3. Perspiration increases 4. Muscles tense 5. Adrenal glands secrete adrenaline
  9. 9. Stress and the body • Stress and High Blood Pressure • Stress and Headache • Stress and Asthma • Stress and Immune System
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Stress Management • Identify the problem • Plan ahead • Re-channel energy • Relaxing and laughing • Seek support • Develop time management – Using time effective – Priorities
  12. 12. Goal setting • Short term goals • Long term goals
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