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

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