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Stress management

  1. 1. EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES SECTION GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES Staff Development ****************** Stress ManagementDeveloped For: Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Education and Training Services Section Curriculum Developer: Denise Wells NEXT
  2. 2. STRESS MANAGEMENT: Objectives MODULE 5At the end of this session, you will be able to:• Determine the common causes of stress• Recognize physical signs of stress• Recognize emotional signs of stress• Prevention & RelieversHOME PREV NEXT p. 1 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  3. 3. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 1: Common StressorsSome stress is out of ourcontrol such as:• Family Concerns• Relationship Concerns• Work Deadlines• Encounters with Others• Environmental Changes• Health/Emotional Concerns Source: Microsoft Clip Art GalleryHOME PREV NEXT p. 2 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  4. 4. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 1: Common StressorsOther areas of potential causes of stress are:Bosses Being aloneCo-workers Not having alone timeSubordinates Physical self imageCommuting Chemical substancesWaiting in lines Occupational stressPoor nutrition RelationshipsNot enough sleep CommutingMonetary pressures Situational stressorsHOME PREV NEXT p. 3 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  5. 5. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 2: Physical Stress Signs Physical signs that you may be under stress are: Tightened muscles Changes in appetite Rise in blood pressure Dizziness Sleeplessness Faintness Fatigue Frequent urination Headaches Pounding heart Teeth grinding Jaw clenchingHOME PREV NEXT p. 4 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  6. 6. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 3: Emotional Stress Signs Emotional signs that you may be under stress are: Nervousness Inability to slow down Anxiety Nightmares Agitation Restlessness Irritability Drug/Alcohol abuse Depression Inability to make decisions Inability to concentrate Lack of interest in food Lack of interest in sex Lack of interest in lifeHOME PREV NEXT p. 5 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  7. 7. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 4: Major Life ChangesThe following major life changes or events have beencommonly known to cause stress:Death of a spouse MarriageDivorce Dismissal from workMarital separation Marital reconciliationJail term RetirementDeath of a close family member Pregnancy Major personal injury or illnessHOME PREV NEXT p. 6 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  8. 8. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 5: Stress RelieversPotential stress relief practices are:• Exercise• Practice self-talk• Spend time with a friend• Build slack into your schedule• Reduce expenditures• Volunteer• Use visualization techniques• Improve your posture• Take time to determine the root cause of the problem HOME PREV NEXT p. 7 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  9. 9. STRESS MANAGEMENTLesson 5: Stress PreventionPotential stress prevention practices are:• Plan for stress• Do what makes you happy• Avoid drugs, alcohol• Avoid excessive caffeine, nicotine or food• Be flexible• Keep a sense of humor• Avoid stressful or anxiety provoking conversations• Practice good self maintenance, care and diet HOME PREV NEXT p. 8 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  10. 10. STRESS MANAGEMENT:Exercise – Am I Stressed? Take a moment to complete the online stress management exercise. Completing this assessment will give actual results for how well you are managing your stress level. Launch Stress Management Survey Source: Developed 2004 byDr. Maynard Brusman for workingresources.comHOME PREV NEXT p. 9 of 9 - STRESS MANAGEMENT
  11. 11. STRESS MANAGEMENT: END This is the end of the module. Click HERE to return to the main menu. MainHOME Menu PREV NEXT