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Stress

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  • 1. The Eight Illusions About Stress - 1
    • You have to be a doctor to diagnose and treat stress
    • Stress is a normal part of everyday life
    • Some stress is necessary in order to reach peak performance
    • Stress is purely a physical phenomena and rest and relaxation will make it go away
  • 2. The Eight Illusions About Stress - 2 5. A change of diet, a little jogging and a good holiday will make your stress away 6. Other people, situations and events are responsible for your stress 7. You have to be working 14 hours a day and constantly meeting deadlines to experience stress 8. You never experience stress
  • 3. What most people do?
    • Jogging
    • Aerobics
    • Change of diet
    • Vitamins
    • Vacation
    • Sport
    • New hobby
    • New relationships
    • Sleep
    • Alcohol
    • Tranquilizers
  • 4. WHAT IS STRESS?
    • Stress is physical or emotional reaction/response to any kind of change – external or internal
    • Stress is a form of pain that comes to tell me there is something I need to change
    • Pain is a messenger that comes to tell me there is something I need to learn
  • 5. The Physical Signs of Stress increased heart rate, stomach & digestive disturbances, diarrhea, sweating, heart attack, ulcers, head aches, chest pains, insomnia, accident prone, alcoholism high blood pressure
  • 6. The Mental Signs of Stress tension, tightness, resistance, friction, anger, guilt, critical, anxiety, evasion, reactive, discontentment, worry, impatience, apprehension
  • 7. Effects of Stress MENTAL Irritability increases, forgetfulness, concentration decreases, less judgment power weakens BEHAVIOURAL Smoking / alcohol addiction, nail/biting, not mixing, reckless driving, eating more or less, sleep more or less, work-alcoholism or absenteeism
  • 8. External & Internal causes of Stress External Fast changing world, hurry, consumerism, media, government policies, population explosions, pollution Internal change of attitude, fear, jealousy, hatred, aspirations, approach
  • 9. From Victim to Agent of Change
    • Victim Change Agent
    • Blaming Objective Helper
    • Manipulating Process Helper
    • Forcing Counsellor
    • Resisting Stabilizer
    • Fighting Referee
    • Fleeing Educator
    • Criticizing Energizer
  • 10. Stress Management Skills
    • DETACHMENT
    • FILTERING
    • CONTROLLING
    • NOT ABSORBING
    • STABILIZING
    • HUMOUR
  • 11. 4 Levels of Stress SPIRITUAL – identity, perception, values, self awareness MENTAL – thinking, discriminating, deciding, acting EMOTIONAL - feelings, emotions, intuition PHYSICAL – disease, illness, fatigue, food
  • 12. Causes or Triggers of Stress Events, situations, and circumstances at work being fired, competition, demotion, conflict, over qualified or under qualified, dealing with aggressive people, noisy environment, communication failure. Events, situations, and circumstances at home death, diverse, difficulties with in-laws, trapping, addiction, uncertainty, fear
  • 13. Physiology of Stress Events, situations, and circumstances at work being fired, competition, demotion, conflict, over qualified or under qualified, dealing with aggressive people, noisy environment, communication failure. Events, situations, and circumstances at home death, diverse, difficulties with in-laws, trapping, addiction, uncertainty, fear

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