Manage Stress Like A
Mark A. D. Long, Ed.D.
Health Promotion Program
Navy Environmental Health Center
 Athletes have learned how to
successfully manage stress
 From these champions, we
can learn how to handle
stressors
Man...
Skills are for me to use
Prepare and be in the Present
Operate like a top athlete
Rebound from adversity
Take time outs
Se...
“Life,
like Golf,
is full of Hazards”
— Chi Chi
Rodriguez
Lessons From
Champions
 They know how to be
composed and cool
 They know how to handle
pressure
 Champions are prepared for
stress!
They have strategies for dealing
with stress before and during
the game.
• Slow down
• Loosen up
• Focus
• Chill out
• Take a time out
• Go with the flow
 Champions know how to -
Manage Stress Like A
Champ
• Deep breathing
• Relaxation exercises
• Praying
 Champions practice -
Manage Stress Like A
Champ
 Visualize Success
 Use Mental Imagery
Manage Stress Like A
Champ
• Encourage, inspire and
support yourself!
• Speak in a kind and
caring way to yourself
• Think...
 Pay attention to the present
and what is happening now
 Stay focused in the Here
and Now
 Enjoy the immediate
experien...
Listen To Your Coach!
“Coach taught me not only
about basketball; but
also about life”
— Alonzo Mourning
NBA Miami Heat
Distress like the Best!
 Let go of worries and
tension!
“I was putting too much
pressure on myself”
— Mia Hamm
Soccer Star
Setbacks
 Athletes suffer injuries,
experience a slump, and
plateau in their
performance
 Accept setbacks as a normal
pa...
Game Plan
 Champions have a plan
– to succeed . . .
– to manage their
stress . . .
– and follow it!
Game Plan To
Manage Stress Like A
Champ
 What is your game plan?
 What are your stress
busting skills?
 How will you us...
Skills are for me to use!
Prepare and be in the Present
Operate like a top athlete!
Rebound from adversity!
Take time outs...
Remember to manage
stress like a
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  1. 1. Manage Stress Like A Mark A. D. Long, Ed.D. Health Promotion Program Navy Environmental Health Center
  2. 2.  Athletes have learned how to successfully manage stress  From these champions, we can learn how to handle stressors Managing Stress Like A Champ
  3. 3. Skills are for me to use Prepare and be in the Present Operate like a top athlete Rebound from adversity Take time outs Seek out support and coaches Overview
  4. 4. “Life, like Golf, is full of Hazards” — Chi Chi Rodriguez
  5. 5. Lessons From Champions  They know how to be composed and cool  They know how to handle pressure
  6. 6.  Champions are prepared for stress! They have strategies for dealing with stress before and during the game.
  7. 7. • Slow down • Loosen up • Focus • Chill out • Take a time out • Go with the flow  Champions know how to -
  8. 8. Manage Stress Like A Champ • Deep breathing • Relaxation exercises • Praying  Champions practice -
  9. 9. Manage Stress Like A Champ  Visualize Success  Use Mental Imagery
  10. 10. Manage Stress Like A Champ • Encourage, inspire and support yourself! • Speak in a kind and caring way to yourself • Think positively!
  11. 11.  Pay attention to the present and what is happening now  Stay focused in the Here and Now  Enjoy the immediate experience! Managing Stress Like A Champ
  12. 12. Listen To Your Coach! “Coach taught me not only about basketball; but also about life” — Alonzo Mourning NBA Miami Heat
  13. 13. Distress like the Best!  Let go of worries and tension! “I was putting too much pressure on myself” — Mia Hamm Soccer Star
  14. 14. Setbacks  Athletes suffer injuries, experience a slump, and plateau in their performance  Accept setbacks as a normal part of the game and life  Keep a positive attitude about the situation  Champions know how to bounce back from adversity, pressure, setbacks!
  15. 15. Game Plan  Champions have a plan – to succeed . . . – to manage their stress . . . – and follow it!
  16. 16. Game Plan To Manage Stress Like A Champ  What is your game plan?  What are your stress busting skills?  How will you use these strategies?  How will you successfully rebound?
  17. 17. Skills are for me to use! Prepare and be in the Present Operate like a top athlete! Rebound from adversity! Take time outs! Seek out support and coaches!
  18. 18. Remember to manage stress like a

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