Less your stress workshop


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A recent workshop I done on managing youth stress, but also applies to adults

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Less your stress workshop

  1. 1. KiE Leadership Training & Development Ltd presents
  2. 2. Wellbeing
  3. 3. Trigger s know yours?
  4. 4. Why are you so stressed?
  5. 5. Effects  Many living with high stress are at a tipping point, faced with potential physical and emotional- health challenges if they are not able to get the support they need to manage their stress well. If untreated, consistently high stress could become a chronic condition, which can result in serious health problems including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Research shows that stress can even contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and obesity, or exacerbate existing illnesses. Northwestern University
  6. 6. Examples of how you might feel if you are anxious:  Worried  Upset  Feeling sick  Feeling shaky/dizzy  Feeling like you might faint/pass out  Thinking unpleasant thoughts  Thinking that you might “go crazy”
  7. 7. What can cause anxiety  Expectations  Pressure to do well  Not achieving  Friends  Boyfriend/Girlfriend  Relationships  Work  Activities /sports /teams  Not enough time  Deadlines  Keeping up  Lack of sleep  Doing two things at once  Too much going on  Unprepared
  8. 8. Solutions - external  Understand why you are feeling anxious or stressed  Is there a practical solution i.e. time management ?  Nutrition  A little stress can be useful  Talking/college support  Out with friends  Music  Deep breathing  Sleep  Caffeine /energy drinks -monitor  Laughter  Creating balance  Who can you ask for help?
  9. 9. Solutions - internal Why do we feel the way we feel and how can we change, redirect it or use it? EMOTION :MOTION Master your emotions, master your life. First, understand that the ONLY REASON anyone does anything is to change the way they feel
  10. 10. What if you can make stress your friend? What if you can use these emotions in a positive way? What if a little stress =high performance mode, instant clarity, deepened focus?
  11. 11. How do you „choose‟ to interpret your feelings? What do you call them?
  12. 12. No one makes you feel “happy” or “angry”, it’s based on how you’re interpreting each
  13. 13. Change Your State. If we don‟t feel like getting up or doing anything, we must drastically change our physiology (e.g., go for a walk, jump up and down like a crazy person [seriously], do push- ups, change our breathing [deeper, more conscious breaths], run as fast as we can for 30 seconds, etc.). Do something to radically change your physical state. Motion creates emotion.
  14. 14. Never underestimate the power of physical activity