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Stress

  1. 1. STRESS Prepared by Jean Noel Macaque Music by Laurent Wolf “ NO STRESS”
  2. 2. Stress & the Brain <ul><li>Stress negatively affects brain function. </li></ul><ul><li>Managing stress effectively is essential to good brain function. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we stressed ? <ul><li>Today’s world has more people, more barriers, more traffic and more everything than ever before </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent job changes - new job, new place, new colleagues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why are we stressed ? <ul><li>3. Frequent changes in everything around us </li></ul><ul><li>4. Information overload - junk mail, email, internet surfing </li></ul><ul><li>5. Lack of privacy - incessant ringing of the phone, doorbell, etc </li></ul><ul><li>6. Even mealtimes have been converted into power lunches & fellowship dinners </li></ul><ul><li>7. Being cooped up in a building away from nature </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does modern man/woman cope with stress ? <ul><li>Most people get addicted to one or more of these: </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Codependent relationships </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the consequences of stress ? <ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease and heart attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholism & drug addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide and depression </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous breakdown or burnout </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who suffers stress most ? <ul><li>More often those in jobs with little prestige and low pay </li></ul><ul><li>Those with heavy contact with the public, with little training requirements and minimal responsibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. Main stressors <ul><li>Having too much to do in too little time </li></ul><ul><li>Change - marriage, divorce, giving birth, losing a loved one, getting fired or promoted, leaving home, changing house </li></ul>
  9. 9. 12 Top stressors <ul><li>Death of spouse </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Marital separation </li></ul><ul><li>Death of close family member </li></ul><ul><li>Personal injury or illness </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Getting fired </li></ul><ul><li>Marital reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>Family illness </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual problems </li></ul><ul><li>Stress at work </li></ul>

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