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Stress powerpointbasic


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This powerpoint covers the "basics" about stress and its affect on the human body.

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Stress powerpointbasic

  1. 1. Handling StressHandling Stress © Lisa Michalek
  2. 2. StressStress  AA physical, social, or mentalphysical, social, or mental event orevent or condition that requires us to cope with acondition that requires us to cope with a given situation.given situation.  Stressor: the “thing” that caused theStressor: the “thing” that caused the reaction.reaction.
  3. 3. Eustress vs DistressEustress vs Distress  EustressEustress –– positive stressorspositive stressors that allowsthat allows for personal growth and satisfactionfor personal growth and satisfaction  GettingGetting marriedmarried  StartingStarting schoolschool  Beginning aBeginning a jobjob  Making newMaking new friendsfriends  Learning a newLearning a new skillskill
  4. 4. Eustress vs DistressEustress vs Distress  Distress – negative stressDistress – negative stress that is causedthat is caused by events that cause stress and strainby events that cause stress and strain  FinancialFinancial problemsproblems  DeathDeath of a loved oneof a loved one  AcademicAcademic difficultiesdifficulties  BreakupBreakup of a relationshipof a relationship
  5. 5. Response to StressResponse to Stress  Fight-or-FlightFight-or-Flight  when our bodies go on the alert to eitherwhen our bodies go on the alert to either fight or escapefight or escape  A sudden burst ofA sudden burst of energyenergy andand strengthstrength  The heartThe heart speedsspeeds up,up, breathingbreathing increasesincreases,, bloodblood pressurepressure elevates,elevates, sugarsugar isis released intoreleased into the blood.the blood.
  6. 6. Stress and Your HealthStress and Your Health  Greater risk forGreater risk for heart diseaseheart disease  Can decreaseCan decrease immunityimmunity to diseaseto disease  Can cause negativeCan cause negative mentalmental reactionsreactions
  7. 7. Stress ReducersStress Reducers  AssessAssess stressorsstressors  ChangeChange reactionsreactions toto stressstress  Learn toLearn to copecope  ExerciseExercise  RelaxRelax  EatEat HealthyHealthy  ManageManage timetime  Reduce stressesReduce stresses
  8. 8. Other TechniquesOther Techniques  HypnosisHypnosis – focus on one– focus on one thought, object, or voicethought, object, or voice  MassageMassage TherapyTherapy  MeditationMeditation – focus on deep– focus on deep breathingbreathing  BiofeedbackBiofeedback – monitoring of– monitoring of physicalphysical responses to stressresponses to stress  SupportSupport GroupsGroups