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Stress management

  1. 1. ARE YOU STRESSED? By: April Wall
  2. 2. Goals To Determine:  The Types of Stress  Signs of Stress  The Negative Effects of Stress  Ways To Deal with Stress  Ways to Create a Stress Free Work Environment
  3. 3. Types of Stress Acute Stress Chronic stress Episodic acute stress
  4. 4. Acute Stress Acute Stress  The most common type of stress.  Acceptable in small amounts.  Usually short term with no major effects. Causes  Pressure  Demands Symptoms  Anxiety, headaches, heartburn, rapid heartbeat.
  5. 5. Episodic Acute Stress Episodic acute stress  People who are always in hurry.  Short tempered and can be considered hostile. Causes  People who already suffer from ongoing acute stress.  People with pessimistic personalities. Symptoms  tension headaches, hypertension, chest pain
  6. 6. Chronic stress Chronic stress  The most deadly form of stress.  Develops over a long period of time. Causes  Trauma, personal , family, and work issues.  Ignoring signs of acute and Episodic Acute Stress Symptoms  Violence, heart attack, stroke, suicide, cancer
  7. 7. Signs of Stress Stress can effect people in five main areas:  Physically  Emotionally  Behaviorally  Psychologically  Spirally
  8. 8. Negative Effects of Stress Loss of Sleep  Insomnia  Fatigue Continuous Body pains  Headaches and Back pains. Digestive Issues  Heartburn and Acid Reflux  Loss of appetite Mental Instability  Anxiety  Quick Temper
  9. 9. Negative Effects of Stress Cont. Loss of Interest  Lack of interest in things once important to a person.  Loss of interest in relationships with other people. Loss of Faith  Loss of Belief in faith.  Loss of desire to observe religious rituals.
  10. 10. Ways to Deal with Stress Set aside time each day to relax  Read a book  Meditate  Deep breathing Find something pleasant  Play golf  Sew  Paint Positive reinforcement  Creating positive thoughts
  11. 11. Ways to Deal with Stress Cont. Rest  Try to get the recommended amount of sleep each night.  Put your head down Exercise  Stretch  Yoga  Pilates  Run
  12. 12. Ways to Deal with Stress Cont. Ask for Help  Sharing responsibilities .  Delegating tasks.  Saying no to doing more tasks then you can handle.  Brainstorming ideas.  Seek professional help if stress symptoms continue or get worse.
  13. 13. Ways to Create a Stress Free Work Environment Reduce Personal Stress Assign tasks evenly Create Realistic Goals Plan ahead Don’t procrastinate Create a open dialogue Communicate with Coworkers.
  14. 14. Ways to Create A Stress Free Work Environment Cont. Take a break Walk Around Get up and stretch Stress Balls Work as a team Share Responsibilities
  15. 15. References 4 Ways to Identify Stree. (2009, November 18). Retrieved March 3, 2012, from LiveStrong: stress/ American Heart Association. (2011, June 20). Four Ways To Deal With Stress. Retrieved March 3, 2012, from American Heart Association: ent/FourWaystoDealWithStress/Four-Ways-to-Deal-with- Stress_UCM_307996_Article.jsp#.T16WmHm6SSo Miller, L. H., & Dell Smith, A. (2012, March 3). Stress: The different kinds of stress. Retrieved March 3, 2012, from American Psychological Association: Vincent. (2008, November 17). 15 Ways To Deal With Stress. Retrieved March 3, 2012, from Health Money Sucess: stress/
  16. 16. Evaluation Please complete the course evaluation and stress test and send it to Dr. Yarrish and myself at
  17. 17. Questions