Stress<br />
Bell Ringer<br />What things/situations in life tend to get you stressed out?<br />How do you usually handle your stress?<...
What is Stress?<br />Stress: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a f...
Responses To Stress<br />Psychosomatic response: a physical reaction that results from stress rather than from an injury o...
Weakened immune system
High blood pressure
Bruxism, clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth
Digestive disorders</li></ul>Mental, Emotional, and Social Effects of Stress:<br /><ul><li>Difficulty concentrating
Irritability
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  1. 1. Stress<br />
  2. 2. Bell Ringer<br />What things/situations in life tend to get you stressed out?<br />How do you usually handle your stress?<br />
  3. 3. What is Stress?<br />Stress: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation<br />Eustress: a positive form of stress that helps us to perform, and is usually experienced when we go through events such as graduation, wedding, the birth of a child, a competitive event, or a vacation.<br />Distress: a negative form of stress causing great pain, anxiety, or sorrow, mental suffering, or affliction. Can cause physical symptoms and illness as well. <br />
  4. 4. Responses To Stress<br />Psychosomatic response: a physical reaction that results from stress rather than from an injury or illness.<br /><ul><li>Headaches
  5. 5. Weakened immune system
  6. 6. High blood pressure
  7. 7. Bruxism, clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth
  8. 8. Digestive disorders</li></ul>Mental, Emotional, and Social Effects of Stress:<br /><ul><li>Difficulty concentrating
  9. 9. Irritability
  10. 10. Mood swings</li></li></ul><li>Handling Stress<br />Plan ahead!!!<br />Learn to say “No”. Don’t overload your plate.<br />Think positively<br />Realize you can’t control everything<br />Practice relaxation techniques<br />Redirect your energy<br />Seek Support<br />
  11. 11. Coping with Loss and Grief<br />Acknowledging loss is one to help begin the healing process.<br />Expressing Grief: the grieving process can help people accept the loss and start to heal.<br />
  12. 12. Grief<br />Grief is a journey,
often perilous and without clear direction,
that must be taken.
The experience of grieving cannot be
ordered or categorized, hurried or controlled,
pushed aside or ignored indefinitely.
It is inevitable as breathing, as change, as love.
It may be postponed, but it will not be denied.

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  13. 13. Stages of Grief<br />Denial: difficult to believe that loss occurred<br />Anger: feeling loss of power unfairly deprived<br />Bargaining: reality of the loss sets in <br />Depression: beyond feelings of sadness<br />Acceptance: closure acceptance of the loss<br />
  14. 14. Ways to cope with loss<br />Take one day at a time<br />Get enough sleep<br />Eat balanced diet<br />Build support group surround self with those that care<br />Talk to others that have experienced what you are going through<br />Find creative ways to journal, art, hobbies, exercise<br />

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