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  • Sources of Adolescent stress or Adolescent Stressors are again varied – but if we try to organize them in groups – I hope this is a good workable plan – although I am a very poor organizer – but I do not know how I could do it nicely - I feel all of us should have a very clear understanding of these stressors, as only then we can eliminate them from our dear adolescents.
    - Let us see them one by one -
  • As
    If a boy has gone for a outing with her GF and they met an accident, and girl has broken her leg, now the boy has to inform her parents, his own parents, deal with the police, deal with the local public etc… just imagine the amount of nervousness – specially if his/her parents are like me – who have very fixed ideas about children and talk very little, similarly how impatient a girl or a boy is before his first dating. And if on the first date the girl asks for a dinner in a five star hotel, that too in a taxi to Dr Bansal’s son who hardly has 100 bucks in his pocket – think about his self image – it will certainly go down (does it mean I should keep 1000 in his pocket so that he can entertain many GFs not only one !)
    This decreased low self image coupled with nervousness and impatient behavior will lead to frustrations and this can be manifested either by depression when after returning he will not talk to any one – will sit very quite – looking in sky – or to the vacant wall – as if he is trying to count brush marks on the wall. Or he will start reacting violently – throwing objects and taking even the trivial remarks as very serious assaults on his personality.
  • As
    If a boy has gone for a outing with her GF and they met an accident, and girl has broken her leg, now the boy has to inform her parents, his own parents, deal with the police, deal with the local public etc… just imagine the amount of nervousness – specially if his/her parents are like me – who have very fixed ideas about children and talk very little, similarly how impatient a girl or a boy is before his first dating. And if on the first date the girl asks for a dinner in a five star hotel, that too in a taxi to Dr Bansal’s son who hardly has 100 bucks in his pocket – think about his self image – it will certainly go down (does it mean I should keep 1000 in his pocket so that he can entertain many GFs not only one !)
    This decreased low self image coupled with nervousness and impatient behavior will lead to frustrations and this can be manifested either by depression when after returning he will not talk to any one – will sit very quite – looking in sky – or to the vacant wall – as if he is trying to count brush marks on the wall. Or he will start reacting violently – throwing objects and taking even the trivial remarks as very serious assaults on his personality.
  • Stress is a term we use to describe an imbalance between the demands of life and that person’s ability to meet those demands.
    Stress, like anything else, can follow typical developmental stages.
    Children usually pick up on our moods quickly. They are usually the first to know something is not right. Then they begin to worry and assume that the thing wrong is their fault.
  • Stressmanagement 121030071806-phpapp01

    1. 1. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE MIRESSA VISION 2014 t Friendly School Initiative ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE STRESS IN ADOLESCENTSSTRESS IN ADOLESCENTS AND ITS MANAGEMENTAND ITS MANAGEMENT
    2. 2. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE What do you understand byWhat do you understand by Stress?Stress? • The way our body and mind react to life changesThe way our body and mind react to life changes
    3. 3. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Adolescents and stress ? • Teens are under more stressTeens are under more stress • Since adolescence is a period ofSince adolescence is a period of significant changessignificant changes • physical,physical, • emotional,emotional, • social, andsocial, and • academic changesacademic changes many than at any other time of life.many than at any other time of life.
    4. 4. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Where does stress come from ?Where does stress come from ? Stress can come from Inside - – Body image – Not happy with the way you look – self-conscious feel everyone is staring at you Stress can come from Outside i.e. surroundings, environment – Family …….. – School …. – Friends /Peers … – Society …. – Others ……
    5. 5. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE StressesStresses physicalphysical – Prolonged school hours – Over-packed class rooms – Transport – Pollution air, noise – Overcrowding road – Poor ventilation – Bad furniture
    6. 6. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE StressesStresses psychologicalpsychological – Bullies, – Changing schools, – Conflicts with teacher, – Forced competitiveness, – Falling grades, – Have to present in class – Learning disorders, – Special recognition
    7. 7. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Stress psychosocial • Relationships • Peers – – You want to spend time with peers but without parental supervision – Their opinions more important than that of parents • Conflicts with parents, friends • Media internet • Secret lives ……
    8. 8. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE How do we react to stress? • Reaction – FFF (Fight – Flight – Freeze)FFF (Fight – Flight – Freeze) ULTIMATELY how each person reactshow each person reacts will decide how STRESS will affect YOUYOU This means that whether we get “stressed“stressed out or not”out or not” depends mainly on USUS
    9. 9. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Signs and Symptoms of StressSigns and Symptoms of Stress  Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain Gritting, grinding teeth Stuttering  or stammering Tremors, trembling of lips, hands Neck ache, back pain,  muscle spasms Light headedness, faintness, dizziness Ringing, buzzing or  "popping sounds Frequent blushing, sweating Cold or sweaty hands, feet Dry  mouth, problems swallowing Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores  Rashes, itching, hives, "goose bumps" Unexplained or frequent "allergy"  attacks Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea Excess belching, flatulence  Constipation, diarrhea Difficulty breathing, sighing Sudden attacks of panic  Chest pain, palpitations, Frequent urination Poor sexual desire or  performance Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness Increased anger,  frustration, hostility Depression, frequent or wild mood swings Increased or  decreased appetite Increased anger, frustration, hostility Increased or  decreased appetite  Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams Difficulty  concentrating, racing thoughts Trouble learning new information  Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion Difficulty in making decisions.  Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed. Frequent crying spells or suicidal  thoughts Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness Little interest in  appearance, punctuality Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping Increased  frustration, irritability, edginess Overreaction to petty annoyances Increased  number of minor accidents Obsessive or compulsive behavior Reduced work  efficiency or productivity Lies or excuses to cover up poor work Rapid or  mumbled speech Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness Problems in  communication, sharing Social withdrawal and isolation Constant tiredness,  weakness, fatigue Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs Weight gain or loss  without diet Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use Excessive gambling or  impulse buying
    10. 10. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE
    11. 11. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Signs and Symptoms of StressSigns and Symptoms of Stress Physical  • Poor appetite or overeating  • Feeing tired and fatigued  • Various aches and pains ---headache body ache  muscle pain  • Nausea & abdominal Pain • Sleep problems • Falling sick very often e.g. fever cough cold diarrhea      ( because of lowering of immunity due to stress)
    12. 12. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Mental  • Feeling low  • Nervousness and Anxiety • Excessive Anger or Depression  • Being easily upset • Poor self confidence  • Low self esteem • Lack of Concentration • Poor performance in studies
    13. 13. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Is STRESS good or bad for us ? • Some amount of stress is essential for us to excel in life. This is good stress or “EUSTRESS” • But when stress is too much then it reduces performance. This is bad stress or “DISTRESS “
    14. 14. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Inverted-U Hypothesis: Stress and Performance:Stress and Performance:
    15. 15. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Eustress Inverted-U Hypothesis: Stress and Performance:Stress and Performance:
    16. 16. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Distress Inverted-U Hypothesis: Stress and Performance:Stress and Performance:
    17. 17. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Inverted-U Hypothesis: Stress and Performance:Stress and Performance:
    18. 18. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE My prayer today
    19. 19. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Stress and PerformanceStress and Performance Dealing more effectively with stress improves performance and the quality of life It is like salt and pepper to life
    20. 20. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Is STRESS good or bad for us ? So all efforts should be to convert allSo all efforts should be to convert all stresses into EUSTRESS –This can bestresses into EUSTRESS –This can be achieved by stress management techniquesachieved by stress management techniques All stresses can be GOOD
    21. 21. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Stress Management TipsStress Management Tips • Making little changes in your life can really add up to a big feeling of relief. • Learn to recognize when you are feeling stressed and simple ways you can relax. • Take a break. Have a cold drink, get some fresh air, or close your eyes for a minute to refocus. • Stay positive to help friends and family cope with stress. • Let others know you're feeling overwhelmed and tell them how they can help. • Allow yourself to simply say "no" to friends and family when you know you cannot meet their demands without becoming overwhelmed.
    22. 22. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Stress Management TipsStress Management Tips • Be prepared for unexpected problems such as traffic, a lost pet or a family emergency. • Prioritize. Take control of your "to do" list by deciding what's really most important on your list. • Write down feelings of sadness, frustration or anger to get a clearer perspective of your emotions. • Enjoy life's simple pleasures like colorful flowers, dancing, music, and social outings, etc. • Share your talents to better the lives of others as well as your sense of well-being.
    23. 23. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Exercise regularly. Have healthy eating habits never skip breakfast Reduce sedentary activities like TV Video games etc. Eat healthy nutritious food. Avoid Junk food . Avoid excess caffeine intake eg tea coffee chocolates and cola drinks Do NOT TAKE QUICK FIX REMEDIES like alcohol tobacco and drugs as they have long term and very harmful effects on your body and mind . Stress Management PlanStress Management Plan
    24. 24. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE • Practice time management • Learn relaxation exercises. • Rehearse and practice situations. • Learn practical coping skills. • Decrease negative self talk. • Learn to feel good with a workable result – Don’t be a perfectionist. • Build a network of friends. Stress Management PlanStress Management Plan
    25. 25. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Breathing Awareness – Abdominal Breathing – Sigh Breathing Progressive Muscle Relaxation Visualization Relaxation TechniquesRelaxation Techniques Stress Management Plan:Stress Management Plan:
    26. 26. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE How to seek help to destressHow to seek help to destress Stress Management Plan:Stress Management Plan: Talk and confide to a person whom you trust : friend, parent, teacher, relative, etc. If you feel that you are not able to cope with your distress do not hesitate to go to your - school counselor /family doctor/ adolescent pediatrician
    27. 27. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE How do you recognize that you need professional help ? • Deteriorating school performanceDeteriorating school performance • Inability to sleep or excessive sleepInability to sleep or excessive sleep • Losing or gaining weightLosing or gaining weight • Feeling low or tired all the timeFeeling low or tired all the time • Mood swings : crying, getting angryMood swings : crying, getting angry • Not wanting to talk to anybodyNot wanting to talk to anybody
    28. 28. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE The only difference between a diamond and a lump of coal is that the diamond had a little more pressure put on it. – ANONYMOUS
    29. 29. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE KEY POINTSKEY POINTS STRESS is very common Use stress in a positive way – Limit NOT eliminate stress. – Use it to improve your performance. Learn Coping Skills
    30. 30. t Friendly School Initiative IAPVISION 2007ADOLESCENTFRIENDLYSCHOOLINITIATIVE Thank YouThank You

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