Welcome
Have you ever thought    about why we like    Hershey Kisses? They taste good. We feel better when we eat them. They ar...
The Magic of a Box of            Chocolates   Sometimes we don’t know what is in the box.   For some there is love and e...
“Life is like  a box ofchocolates”
Hopes and Goals:•Provoke thought!•Share some meaningful skills.•Enjoy our time together•Be more like Mama!   (Forrest)
Identify somethingthat makes you smile!Identify something       that
Something you areA priority     thankful in your   life
Identify something you are          proud of
Things  you arethankful for!
Something you do torecover from the day.
“Stuff Happens                Forrest Gump    Which of these affects         your life?  
Rate of Change
Loss of control
Relationships are  complicated
Communicating effectively
Money          Issues  How expensiveis your chocolate?
MediaInfluences
Culture ChangeJob Loss  Divorce   Death    Relationship issues     Financial Issues
SYMPTOMS ANXIETY MUSCLE TENSION SLEEP RELATED ISSUES STOMACH PROBLEMS DEPRESSION IMMUNE SYSTEM
How many of these        do you have?                    Backache                               s    Headaches            ...
“Life is like a twominute warning”       “Forrest Gump”Make Choices
FACTORS TO REDUCE      ANXIETY• NUTRTIONAL CONCERNS• TENSION RELEASE AND DIVERSION• COPING RESPONSES•BELLY BREATHING
How manyof you havesleep problems?          Actions you          can take!
Prior to Sleep CREATE RITUALS SLOW DOWN ONE TO TWO HOURS  BEFORE BED AVOID HEAVY MEALS & SNACKING AVOID ALCOHOL And CA...
TROUBLE GETTING TO SLEEP  AVOID IRRITANTS  DO DEEP BREATHING OR DEEP MUSCLES   RELAXATIONS.  LIMIT TIME TO BE RESTLESS....
TROUBLE STAYING ASLEEP DEEP RELAXATIONS NOTE PAD – WRITE THOUGHTS SET LIMITS GET UP AND BE POSITIVE
“Stupid is asstupid does!”    Forrest Gump
CHALLENGES WE   CREATE      Things     we do to     ourselves!
CHO   ICE         S
Challenge  OneWorry WORRY
Worry is like a rockingchair: It gives yousomething to do, but itdoesnt get youanywhere.    Erma Bombeck, Gods Little    ...
The Nature of Worry  Non productive                        Concern      thought Same                     ReoccurringConcer...
So what can you do?    Seek    Action
Be Clear worry is… Not productive Not rational Emotionally charged May have some truth in it
RE-DIRECT  YOURTHOUGHTS!
Action Options       Dale CarnegieSeek ideas to improve  upon the worst?          Act
SEEK DIVERSIONS EXERCISE/   SPORTS HOBBIES ESCAPES/ MOVIES/ ENTERTAINMENT
CHALLENGE TWO       The  Uncontrollable   SITAUTIONS    And Worry
Acceptance can be          an        Action               Action                         You have    You have            N...
SITUATIONS MAY INCLUDEADDICTIONSCHRONIC ILLNESSFINANCIAL ISSUESSPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
GENERAL ACTIONS YOU         CAN SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING SELF CARE BOUNDARIES SUPPORT SELF CARE STOP ENABLING ST...
Acceptance is an action   YOUR LIFE IS MADE UP OF:IMAGES         +         REALITIES    You have choices:
IF YOUR IMAGE OF LIFE AND YOUR  REALITY OF LIFE ARE NOT THE             SAME!IMAGE+REALITY=YOU                   will be:
YOURCHOICES
Change Your Reality!   Image   +   Reality   =   HAPPY      Find the NEW dog     YOU REALLY WANT!
Change your image! (New) Image   + Reality   = HAPPY ACCEPT thedog you have!
IT’S YOUR LIFEACCEPTANCE IS A CHOICE
DO YOU HAVE ANY DOGS   YOU DON’T WANT?           OR    DO YOU HAVE ANYIMAGES/REALTIES YOU NEED      TO CHANGE?ACCEPTANCE I...
Acceptance Is   not complacency Related   actions may be:  Reduce  “Enabling”  Denial does not work
CHALLENGE    THREEHOLDING   ON
Holding On Can be a Problem!
HOLDING-ON  BEHAVIORS•Negative•Stuck in the past•Fatigued•Full of Resentment•Sarcastic•Angry
Letting Go IS ASource of Power
Forgiveness
OPTIONS Seek    help  Talk to a friend or spouse  Talk to a clergy  Seek counseling  Get on line and look for support...
“That is all I have to  say about that.”           Forrest Gump So where do we go from hear?
CHALLENGE  FOUR  CLEARPRIORTIES
Understanding  Priorities
OrderEnergySimplicity
What you focus on   grows
CreatePositiveMentalImages
SettingSetting Boundaries    Boundaries   “Good fences    make good   “Good Fences Make     Good Neighbors”    neighbors”
Saying No!
+    Sandwich    Technique           +
Elements of saying        “No”Positive feeling messageNegative content messagePositive feeling message.
Positive Feeling     Response:     Thank you for asking. I can hear this is important to              you!I appreciate you...
Negative Content   I would be glad to help if ….   I would be glad to take you to the mall when…   If would be willing ...
Positive Feeling      Conclusion:     Thank you again for       considering me. I appreciate your thinking of             ...
Refusal skills Focuson what you will do not on what they have to do.  You are welcome to … but I am going to  stay.  Th...
Spend time     daily  reflectingon the life you would like!
Grow yourself new   each day.   Discover your potentials
Rituals  Daily activities thatrejuvenate and restore    you physically,     mentally and      spiritually.
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% what I choose to do about it! All I can do is play on the one string I have and th...
Attitude is Positively             impacted by Our beliefs Our choices The amount of power we give to  someone or somet...
Create AnAttitude    ofGratitude
Give BackGet out of yourself!
If you want to be     enthusiastic,you have to act   enthusiastic!
Quiet your often andFconsciously!                       re                            qu  u r ie t        lf              ...
HUMOR“Laughter is the best     medicine”
Muscular Strength                       and                 Muscular EnduranceCardiovascular                              ...
Eat to live…Eat consciously
Seek Healthy    RelationshipsTake time to keep your relationships current.  Leave no business      unfinished
Pray and/or     Reflection Taketime daily to be with yourself and to listen to the voice inside. Prayer and Meditation a...
Be Expressive     JOY IN THE CREATION YOURSELF IN AND     LOOSE THE MOMENT      JOY IN THE      CREATION
If you always doWhat you always did,You will always feelWhat you alwaysfelt!
It’s your choiceEnjoy the Chocolate
“Life is like  a box ofchocolates”
Dr. Jim ScottFor more information: Call 517-784-1332 Websitecontact: http://drjimscott.comOn line course:  Managing Stress...
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  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Have you ever thought about why we like Hershey Kisses? They taste good. We feel better when we eat them. They are predictable. They meet our expectations.
  3. 3. The Magic of a Box of Chocolates Sometimes we don’t know what is in the box. For some there is love and excitement. For some there is good along with the bad. Sometimes they melt Sometimes the choices do not meet our expectations. Sometimes the choices exceed our expectations! Sometimes we just can’t say “No”
  4. 4. “Life is like a box ofchocolates”
  5. 5. Hopes and Goals:•Provoke thought!•Share some meaningful skills.•Enjoy our time together•Be more like Mama! (Forrest)
  6. 6. Identify somethingthat makes you smile!Identify something that
  7. 7. Something you areA priority thankful in your life
  8. 8. Identify something you are proud of
  9. 9. Things you arethankful for!
  10. 10. Something you do torecover from the day.
  11. 11. “Stuff Happens Forrest Gump Which of these affects your life?  
  12. 12. Rate of Change
  13. 13. Loss of control
  14. 14. Relationships are complicated
  15. 15. Communicating effectively
  16. 16. Money Issues How expensiveis your chocolate?
  17. 17. MediaInfluences
  18. 18. Culture ChangeJob Loss Divorce Death Relationship issues Financial Issues
  19. 19. SYMPTOMS ANXIETY MUSCLE TENSION SLEEP RELATED ISSUES STOMACH PROBLEMS DEPRESSION IMMUNE SYSTEM
  20. 20. How many of these do you have? Backache s Headaches Ten ANXIETY sion adn essS Heartaches
  21. 21. “Life is like a twominute warning” “Forrest Gump”Make Choices
  22. 22. FACTORS TO REDUCE ANXIETY• NUTRTIONAL CONCERNS• TENSION RELEASE AND DIVERSION• COPING RESPONSES•BELLY BREATHING
  23. 23. How manyof you havesleep problems? Actions you can take!
  24. 24. Prior to Sleep CREATE RITUALS SLOW DOWN ONE TO TWO HOURS BEFORE BED AVOID HEAVY MEALS & SNACKING AVOID ALCOHOL And CAFFINE SLEEP IN ONE PLACE NO TV,FOOD OR COMPUTER IN BED ROOM
  25. 25. TROUBLE GETTING TO SLEEP  AVOID IRRITANTS  DO DEEP BREATHING OR DEEP MUSCLES RELAXATIONS.  LIMIT TIME TO BE RESTLESS.  LIMIT LIGHT AND SOUND  STILL CAN’T SLEEP GET UP – BE POSITIVE
  26. 26. TROUBLE STAYING ASLEEP DEEP RELAXATIONS NOTE PAD – WRITE THOUGHTS SET LIMITS GET UP AND BE POSITIVE
  27. 27. “Stupid is asstupid does!” Forrest Gump
  28. 28. CHALLENGES WE CREATE Things we do to ourselves!
  29. 29. CHO ICE S
  30. 30. Challenge OneWorry WORRY
  31. 31. Worry is like a rockingchair: It gives yousomething to do, but itdoesnt get youanywhere. Erma Bombeck, Gods Little Devotional Book for mothers US author & humorist (1927 - 1996)
  32. 32. The Nature of Worry Non productive Concern thought Same ReoccurringConcern thoughts More thought
  33. 33. So what can you do? Seek Action
  34. 34. Be Clear worry is… Not productive Not rational Emotionally charged May have some truth in it
  35. 35. RE-DIRECT YOURTHOUGHTS!
  36. 36. Action Options Dale CarnegieSeek ideas to improve upon the worst? Act
  37. 37. SEEK DIVERSIONS EXERCISE/ SPORTS HOBBIES ESCAPES/ MOVIES/ ENTERTAINMENT
  38. 38. CHALLENGE TWO The Uncontrollable SITAUTIONS And Worry
  39. 39. Acceptance can be an Action Action You have You have NO ControlCONTROL and your actions are Is and NO actions evident are evident The Key
  40. 40. SITUATIONS MAY INCLUDEADDICTIONSCHRONIC ILLNESSFINANCIAL ISSUESSPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
  41. 41. GENERAL ACTIONS YOU CAN SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING SELF CARE BOUNDARIES SUPPORT SELF CARE STOP ENABLING STOP BEING A VICTUM
  42. 42. Acceptance is an action YOUR LIFE IS MADE UP OF:IMAGES + REALITIES You have choices:
  43. 43. IF YOUR IMAGE OF LIFE AND YOUR REALITY OF LIFE ARE NOT THE SAME!IMAGE+REALITY=YOU will be:
  44. 44. YOURCHOICES
  45. 45. Change Your Reality! Image + Reality = HAPPY Find the NEW dog YOU REALLY WANT!
  46. 46. Change your image! (New) Image + Reality = HAPPY ACCEPT thedog you have!
  47. 47. IT’S YOUR LIFEACCEPTANCE IS A CHOICE
  48. 48. DO YOU HAVE ANY DOGS YOU DON’T WANT? OR DO YOU HAVE ANYIMAGES/REALTIES YOU NEED TO CHANGE?ACCEPTANCE IS A PROCESS!
  49. 49. Acceptance Is not complacency Related actions may be: Reduce “Enabling” Denial does not work
  50. 50. CHALLENGE THREEHOLDING ON
  51. 51. Holding On Can be a Problem!
  52. 52. HOLDING-ON BEHAVIORS•Negative•Stuck in the past•Fatigued•Full of Resentment•Sarcastic•Angry
  53. 53. Letting Go IS ASource of Power
  54. 54. Forgiveness
  55. 55. OPTIONS Seek help  Talk to a friend or spouse  Talk to a clergy  Seek counseling  Get on line and look for support groups
  56. 56. “That is all I have to say about that.” Forrest Gump So where do we go from hear?
  57. 57. CHALLENGE FOUR CLEARPRIORTIES
  58. 58. Understanding Priorities
  59. 59. OrderEnergySimplicity
  60. 60. What you focus on grows
  61. 61. CreatePositiveMentalImages
  62. 62. SettingSetting Boundaries Boundaries “Good fences make good “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” neighbors”
  63. 63. Saying No!
  64. 64. + Sandwich Technique +
  65. 65. Elements of saying “No”Positive feeling messageNegative content messagePositive feeling message.
  66. 66. Positive Feeling Response: Thank you for asking. I can hear this is important to you!I appreciate you thinking of me.I can’t imagine the task that you have in front of you.
  67. 67. Negative Content I would be glad to help if …. I would be glad to take you to the mall when… If would be willing to help you if you will… I am not available but feel free to ask me next week.
  68. 68. Positive Feeling Conclusion: Thank you again for considering me. I appreciate your thinking of me.Feel free to call me next year. If you can give me a weeks notice
  69. 69. Refusal skills Focuson what you will do not on what they have to do.  You are welcome to … but I am going to stay.  Thankyou for offering but I am not hungry.
  70. 70. Spend time daily reflectingon the life you would like!
  71. 71. Grow yourself new each day. Discover your potentials
  72. 72. Rituals Daily activities thatrejuvenate and restore you physically, mentally and spiritually.
  73. 73. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% what I choose to do about it! All I can do is play on the one string I have and that is my attitude!”Charles Swindoll
  74. 74. Attitude is Positively impacted by Our beliefs Our choices The amount of power we give to someone or something else By getting out of ourselves
  75. 75. Create AnAttitude ofGratitude
  76. 76. Give BackGet out of yourself!
  77. 77. If you want to be enthusiastic,you have to act enthusiastic!
  78. 78. Quiet your often andFconsciously! re qu u r ie t lf en seyo u Q tl y Deep Breathing
  79. 79. HUMOR“Laughter is the best medicine”
  80. 80. Muscular Strength and Muscular EnduranceCardiovascular FlexibilityExercise SEEK TO KNOW YOURSELF PHYSICALLY
  81. 81. Eat to live…Eat consciously
  82. 82. Seek Healthy RelationshipsTake time to keep your relationships current. Leave no business unfinished
  83. 83. Pray and/or Reflection Taketime daily to be with yourself and to listen to the voice inside. Prayer and Meditation are avenues to finding peace and healing the soul
  84. 84. Be Expressive  JOY IN THE CREATION YOURSELF IN AND  LOOSE THE MOMENT JOY IN THE CREATION
  85. 85. If you always doWhat you always did,You will always feelWhat you alwaysfelt!
  86. 86. It’s your choiceEnjoy the Chocolate
  87. 87. “Life is like a box ofchocolates”
  88. 88. Dr. Jim ScottFor more information: Call 517-784-1332 Websitecontact: http://drjimscott.comOn line course: Managing Stress and Holistic Health HPF 283 Jackson Community College
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