Where are we ?             Of course in28/01/2010   West Africa
“Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
Objectives1. Empower, Engage delegate on how they ‘ll fight   against stress2. Understand how it’s necessary to know what ...
What is your expectation for this           session?  “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
FlowI.   Stress, what it is?II. Causes of stressIII. SIGNS OF STRESS/DISTRESSIV. Two Types of StressV. How can I fight aga...
“Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
Stress?1. If you were to ask a dozen people to define stress, or   explain what causes stress or how stress affects   them...
Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessivepressures or other types of demands placed upon them. Stress” is ...
Not all stress is bad. We need a certain amount ofstress in our lives because it stimulates and energizes us.  But there...
Causes of stress  “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
External stressors Things outside the person, often things   we can’t change(e.g., noise, new residence, bad weather,   s...
1. Things we can sometimes change     (e.g., conflicts with roommates,   friends, family, dating partners, or   co-workers...
1. Including things we say or do to   ourselves, often things we can change    (e.g., perfectionism, negative thoughts   o...
okSay yes sometime !!!                      but not                                 Always!!!   “Just smile and let thing ...
“Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
1. Acute stress is the most common form of stress. It   comes from demands and pressure of the recent past   and anticipat...
1. While acute stress can be exciting, chronic stress is   not, it can wear people away day after day.2. Chronic stress ca...
Chronic Stress Can Get You In Two Ways   Heart Disease                  • Smoking       Stroke                          ...
Of course …Le stress ne peut être évité totalement.Mais on peut apprendre à le maîtriserde sorte qu’il travaille pour nous...
 Recognizing stress is the first step  toward reducing it. Remember, the goal is not to  eliminate all stress. Your aim ...
4 Approaches To Managing StressI.   Avoid StressII. Symptom ReductionIII. Problem SolvingIV. Cognitive Strategies      “Ju...
Impossible to doStress is potentially everywhereWill most likely produce more stress in the long termLife enhancing ev...
Includes such things as formal relaxation and  breathing exercises, meditation, and YogaCan reduce the intensity of the ...
Problem solving is a skill that can be developed andstrengthenedTaking action to solve the problem can eliminate thesour...
Stress has less to do with the situations we findourselves in and more to do with how we look at thosesituationsWe have ...
SoIdentify your stress reactions.                                  Think positive!Prepare!!!Plan all activities!!!    “Jus...
We may not be responsible for the thoughts thatpop into our head, but we are responsible for thethoughts we choose to keep...
Questions?                     Suggestions? “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
Thank you                                for your                               attention! “Just smile and let thinghappen...
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  1. 1. Where are we ? Of course in28/01/2010 West Africa
  2. 2. “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
  3. 3. Objectives1. Empower, Engage delegate on how they ‘ll fight against stress2. Understand how it’s necessary to know what is stress? “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  4. 4. What is your expectation for this session? “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  5. 5. FlowI. Stress, what it is?II. Causes of stressIII. SIGNS OF STRESS/DISTRESSIV. Two Types of StressV. How can I fight against stress? 4 Approaches To Managing Stress “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  6. 6. “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
  7. 7. Stress?1. If you were to ask a dozen people to define stress, or explain what causes stress or how stress affects them, you would likely get 12 different answers2. The reason for this is that there is no definition of stress that everyone can agree on, what is stressful for one person may be pleasurable or have little effect on others and we all react to stress differently . “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  8. 8. Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessivepressures or other types of demands placed upon them. Stress” is our body’s normal, automatic response tochange in our lives. The change may be negative,positive, or imagined. When we feel unable to cope witha new demand, we begin to feel stress. Stress is highlyindividual ~ what may be very relaxing to one personmay be stressful to another. “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  9. 9. Not all stress is bad. We need a certain amount ofstress in our lives because it stimulates and energizes us. But there is a clear distinction between pressure, which can be a motivating factor, and stress, which can occur when this pressure becomes excessive. “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  10. 10. Causes of stress “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  11. 11. External stressors Things outside the person, often things we can’t change(e.g., noise, new residence, bad weather, schedule changes,« ) “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  12. 12. 1. Things we can sometimes change (e.g., conflicts with roommates, friends, family, dating partners, or co-workers; losing a relationship; problems with professors) “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  13. 13. 1. Including things we say or do to ourselves, often things we can change (e.g., perfectionism, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves, selecting a major or career) “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  14. 14. okSay yes sometime !!! but not Always!!! “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  15. 15. “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
  16. 16. 1. Acute stress is the most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressure of the recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses but to much is exhausting.2. Because it is short term, acute stress doesn’t have enough time to do the extensive damage associated with long term or chronic stress. “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  17. 17. 1. While acute stress can be exciting, chronic stress is not, it can wear people away day after day.2. Chronic stress can be i.e.: chronic physical stressor, worrying about health, actual health condition, chronic pain, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, ect.3. Others are chronic social or psychological stressors, money issues, job stress, “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  18. 18. Chronic Stress Can Get You In Two Ways Heart Disease • Smoking Stroke • Alcohol/Drug UseRises in Cholesterol Blood Sugar • Poor Nutrition Imbalance • Immobility Decreased Bone Density Depression “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  19. 19. Of course …Le stress ne peut être évité totalement.Mais on peut apprendre à le maîtriserde sorte qu’il travaille pour nous et noncontre nous. “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  20. 20.  Recognizing stress is the first step toward reducing it. Remember, the goal is not to eliminate all stress. Your aim is to manage it, keep it at a healthy level, and prevent distress. “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  21. 21. 4 Approaches To Managing StressI. Avoid StressII. Symptom ReductionIII. Problem SolvingIV. Cognitive Strategies “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  22. 22. Impossible to doStress is potentially everywhereWill most likely produce more stress in the long termLife enhancing events will also need to be avoided “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  23. 23. Includes such things as formal relaxation and breathing exercises, meditation, and YogaCan reduce the intensity of the Stress ReactionIn most cases this will be temporarily effective “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  24. 24. Problem solving is a skill that can be developed andstrengthenedTaking action to solve the problem can eliminate thesource of the stressNot all stress is a result of being faced with a problem “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  25. 25. Stress has less to do with the situations we findourselves in and more to do with how we look at thosesituationsWe have control over our thoughtsBy controlling our thoughts, we can take control of ourstress, regardless of the situation “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  26. 26. SoIdentify your stress reactions. Think positive!Prepare!!!Plan all activities!!! “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  27. 27. We may not be responsible for the thoughts thatpop into our head, but we are responsible for thethoughts we choose to keep in out head•Positive self-talk • Take action•The use of others • Support groups•Physical activity • Distraction•Spirituality • Passage of Time • Meditation “Just smile and let thing happen in your life” Francis
  28. 28. Questions? Suggestions? “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention! “Just smile and let thinghappen in your life” Francis

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