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  • 1. Stress
    • What is it?
    • What happens?
    • What are the symptoms?
    • Where does it come from?
    • How can we reduce stress?
  • 2. What is it?
    • “ Stress is the non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it”
    • Dr. Hans Seyle
  • 3. What defines a demand?
    • A demand can be:
      • A threat (real or imagined)
      • A challenge
      • Any change that requires the body to adapt
    • Can you list some examples?
  • 4. Do not forget!
    • The stress reaction is mediated by:
        • Adrenaline
        • Cortisol
        • Other hormones
    It is also called: “ The fight or Flight Response” or “ Tend & Befriend”
  • 5. What happens during the stress reaction?
    •  Heart rate
      •  Blood pressure
      •  Breathing rate
      •  Muscle tension
      •  Perspiration
      •  Mental alertness
      •  Blood flow to the brain & muscles
      •  Blood sugar , Cholesterol, platelets & clotting factors
    • Blood flow to:
      •  Skin
      •  Digestive tract
      •  Kidneys
  • 6. Question:
    • Why do you sometimes get a cramp during the middle of a mile run or beep test?
  • 7. Next Exit: STRESS St.
    • The are many symptoms:
      •  Physical - 3km
      •  Mental - 4.5km
      •  Emotional - 6km
      •  Behavioural - 10km
  • 8. Physical Symptoms
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Chest pain/Tightness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea
    • Agitated/Restless
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Shaking/Trembling
    • Frequent colds/Flu
    • Grinding teeth
    • Facial Twitching
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
  • 9. Mental Symptoms
    • Decrease in concentration
    • Increased forgetfulness
    • Loss of decisiveness
    • Decrease in sense of humour
    • Increased confusion
      • Drawing blanks
      • Mind is racing
  • 10. Emotional Symptoms
    • You might feel:
      • Anxious
      • Tense
      • Nervous
      • Depressed
      • Sad
      • Unhappy
      • Fearful
      • Worried
      • Irritable
      • Impatient
      • Angry
      • Frustrated
      • Apathetic
      • Indifferent
      • Unmotivated
  • 11. Behavioural Symptoms
    • Smoking
    • Drinking
    • Over eating
    • Nail biting
    • Foot tapping
    • Swearing
    • Blaming others
    Crying Weeping Feeling on the verge of tears Fidgeting Tense
  • 12. Question:
    • Where do you think stress comes from? Discuss possible sources of stress in your groups.
  • 13. Sources of stress
    • Environmental
    • Social
    • Institutional
    • Major life events
    • Daily Hassles
  • 14. Your bag of tricks
    • Cut stress in your life:
    • * Have fun by yourself or with friends
    • * Get some exercise
    • * Learn to say “no” sometimes
    • * Find quiet time to relax and read
    • * Break large tasks into smaller segments
    • * Don’t leave things to the last minute
    • * Drink water
    • * Eat nutritious food and reduce junk food

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