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Stress Prevention

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Stress Prevention

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  2. 2. What is Stress??!!<br />The inability to cope with a<br />“PERCEIVED”<br />Threat to one’s mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual well being…<br />
  3. 3. All Stress is not Bad!!!!!!!!!<br />VS<br />BAD<br />GOOD<br />
  4. 4. The Stress Response<br />Fight or Flight<br />Heart Rate<br />Blood Pressure<br />Muscle Tension<br />Perspiration<br />Metabolic Activity<br />
  5. 5. Organizational Causes<br /><ul><li>Lack of Autonomy or Creativity
  6. 6. Unrealistic Expectations, Deadlines, and Quotas
  7. 7. Inadequate Training
  8. 8. Stifled Career
  9. 9. Poor Employer Relations
  10. 10. Keeping Pace with Technology
  11. 11. Downsizing… Increased Responsibilities without Increased pay</li></li></ul><li>Individual Causes<br /> Juggling Career and Family Responsibilities<br /> Economic Uncertainty<br /> Boredom, Job Dissatisfaction, Burnout<br /> Conflict with Co-Workers<br /> Inadequate Childcare<br /> Lack of Appreciation and Recognition of Work<br />
  12. 12. Environmental Causes<br /> Poor Working Conditions (Lighting, Noise, Ventilation, Etc.)<br /> Racial Discrimination<br /> Sexual Harassment<br /> Workplace Violence<br /> Traffic To and From Work<br />
  13. 13. What are<br />YOUR<br />Top 5 Stressors ?<br />
  14. 14. Negative Effects of Stress<br />EMOTIONAL<br />Fatigue<br />Alienation<br />Depression<br />Low Self Esteem<br />PHYSICAL<br />Aches and Pains<br />Stomach Troubles<br />Nervous Anxiety<br />Disease<br />
  15. 15. Stress Diet<br />Breakfast<br />Half a grapefruit<br />1 slice whole wheat bread<br />8 oz skim milk<br />Lunch<br />4 oz broiled chicken breast<br />1 cup steamed zucchini<br />1 oreo cookie<br />Mid-Afternoon Snack<br />Rest of the package of oreo cookies<br />1 quart rocky road ice cream<br />1 jar hot fudge<br />Dinner<br />2 loaves garlic bread<br />Large pepperoni and mushroom pizza<br />Pitcher of sweet, sweet, sweet tea<br />2 candy bars<br />Entire frozen cheesecake eaten directly from the freezer<br />
  16. 16. So ….<br />How Do We Survive the Stress???<br />What Do We Do to Cope with the Stress??<br />
  17. 17. Internal and External Resources<br />Internal:<br />+ Creativity<br />+ Patience<br />+ Optimism<br />+ Intuition<br />+ A Sense of Humor<br />+ Willpower <br />+ Compassion<br />External:<br />+ Time<br />+ Money<br />+ Social Support<br />
  18. 18. Personal Coping Skills<br />Refrain Stressful Thoughts<br /><ul><li>Toxic Thoughts
  19. 19. Positive Attitude
  20. 20. Humorous Outlook
  21. 21. Acceptance</li></ul>Positive…<br />Positive…<br />Positive<br />Creative Problem Solving<br />Time Management<br />
  22. 22. Interpersonal <br />Coping Skills<br />Communication Skills<br />Assertiveness Skills<br />Conflict Resolution<br />Developing Support Network<br />
  23. 23. Practical Tips<br />Learn to Respond Rather than React<br />Re-Define Your Expectations<br />Give Yourself Positive Feedback<br />Get Out and Exercise<br />Balance Your Scale of Emotions<br />Nurture Your Connectedness<br />Diversify Your Activities and Interests<br />Learn to Recognize and Become Comfortable with All Your Emotions<br />Exercise Your Sense of Creativity<br />Learn to Resolve Issues and Concerns with Others when they Arise<br />Take Short Breaks in the Course of Each Working Day to Relax<br />Dedicate Personal Time Just for You<br />
  24. 24. I Think I’m Having Stress<br />
  25. 25. TTC has Counseling Services<br /> + It is FREE<br /> + It is CONFIDENTIAL<br />Main Campus call 843-574-6131<br />Berkeley Campus call 843-899-8079<br />Palmer Campus call 843-722-5516<br />

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