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.
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
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
Signs of Stress Stress can effect people in five main areas: Physically Emotionally Behaviorally Psychologically Spirally
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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Evaluation Please complete the course evaluation and stress test and send it to Dr. Yarrish and myself at firstname.lastname@example.org.