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  1. 2. 06/07/09 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken Luke 21:26
  2. 4. <ul><li>A common sentence in the city is &quot;if only I had the time to... </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>06/07/09
  3. 5. 06/07/09 “ Instant coffee, instant sex, instant , instant fame....we want it all, and we want it NOW!
  4. 6. <ul><li>THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN TO CONTROL STRESS WILL PAY WITH THEIR HEALTH AND PEACE OF MIND </li></ul><ul><li>THOSE WHO LEARN TO IDENTIFY THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF STRESS WILL ENJOY A HEALTHIER AND MORE SATISFYING LIFE. </li></ul>06/07/09
  5. 7. WHAT IS STRESS ? <ul><li>Stress is the reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed upon them. </li></ul><ul><li>It arises when we FEAR that we cannot cope! </li></ul>HELP ME!
  6. 8. FEAR <ul><li>F ALSE </li></ul><ul><li>E VIDENCE </li></ul><ul><li>A PPEARING </li></ul><ul><li>R EAL </li></ul><ul><li>False evidence appearing real . </li></ul>
  7. 9. Same Person, Different Loads 06/07/09
  8. 10. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) <ul><li>For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind . </li></ul>06/07/09
  9. 11. Origin of stress- GEN 3:10 06/07/09 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
  10. 12. Since the fall of man <ul><li>Stress has been a part of everyday life and in fact a certain amount of stress is essential since it keeps us alert to danger and helps us to perform at our best in certain situations. </li></ul>06/07/09
  11. 15. Fright- FIGHT or FLIGHT <ul><li>Physiological mechanism -ADRENALIN </li></ul><ul><li>ENDOCRINE SYSTEM RESPONSES </li></ul><ul><li>Increased pupil dilation </li></ul><ul><li>Perspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased heart rate and blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle tenseness </li></ul><ul><li>Increased mental alertness </li></ul><ul><li>Disciples in the storm </li></ul>06/07/09
  12. 16. Disciples and the storm <ul><li>Mark. 4:39,40. &quot;The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?&quot; </li></ul>06/07/09
  13. 17. <ul><li>1. You will see, when the storm is over, how unreasonable was your fear. </li></ul><ul><li>2. He that permits the storm to arise, can control it. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Fix your eye on Him; forget the winds and waves. </li></ul>06/07/09
  14. 18. ONE MAN’S MEAT…… <ul><li>Everyone is different, with unique perceptions of, and reactions to, events. There is no single level of stress that is optimal for all people. Some are more sensitive owing to experiences in childhood, the influence of teachers, parents and religion etc. </li></ul>
  15. 19. Stress is a reaction. <ul><li>Most of the stress we experience is self-generated. How we perceive life - whether an event makes us feel threatened or stimulated, encouraged or discouraged, happy or sad - depends to a large extent on how we perceive ourselves. </li></ul>
  16. 20. 06/07/09
  17. 21. STRESSORS vrs RESOURCES <ul><li>External/Problems= P </li></ul><ul><li>Internal/Resources= R </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>P< R =Bored </li></ul><ul><li>P=R =Ease </li></ul><ul><li>P >R=STRESS </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>STRESS DIS- STRESS </li></ul><ul><li>EASE DIS- EASE </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>STRESSOR / PROBLEM </li></ul><ul><li>TOO LONG </li></ul><ul><li>TOO OFTEN </li></ul><ul><li>TOO SEVERE </li></ul>
  19. 23. Most common causes of stress in UK <ul><li>Examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Financial problems </li></ul><ul><li>Legal problems </li></ul><ul><li>EXTERNAL /PROBLEMS </li></ul>
  20. 24. 06/07/09 HOLMES AND RAHE SCALE
  21. 25. <ul><li>Dr. Thomas H. Holmes measures stress in terms of &quot;units of change”. His conclusion is that no one can handle more than 300 units of stress in a twelve- month period without suffering physically or emotionally during the next two years. </li></ul><ul><li>Holmes, of course, was speaking from a strictly human point of view - with God &quot;all things are possible.&quot; </li></ul>06/07/09
  22. 26. INTERNAL/RESOURCES <ul><li>When it becomes impossible to change one’s environment then personal change or internal change becomes neccessary </li></ul>06/07/09
  23. 27. INTERNAL/RESOURCES <ul><li>These are constitutional or moulded based on our early life experiences </li></ul><ul><li>They determine a person’s resilience </li></ul>
  24. 28. Same load different strengths 06/07/09
  25. 29. INTERNAL STRESSORS <ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self - talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mind traps </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>06/07/09
  26. 30. INTERNAL STRESSORS <ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self - talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mind traps </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>Caffeine </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Overloaded schedule </li></ul>
  27. 31. INTERNAL STRESSORS <ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self - talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mind traps </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>Pessimistic thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Self criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Over analysing </li></ul>
  28. 32. INTERNAL STRESSORS <ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self - talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mind traps </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>Unrealistic expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Taking things personally </li></ul><ul><li>All or nothing thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Exaggeration </li></ul><ul><li>Rigid thinking </li></ul>
  29. 33. INTERNAL STRESSORS <ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self - talk </li></ul><ul><li>Mind traps </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>06/07/09 <ul><li>Perfectionists </li></ul><ul><li>Workaholics </li></ul><ul><li>Type A personality </li></ul>
  30. 34. Resilience <ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Altruism </li></ul><ul><li>Having a set of beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Humor ; </li></ul>06/07/09
  31. 35. 06/07/09 EASE STRESSED
  32. 36. Same Person, Different Loads 06/07/09
  33. 37. External obstacle <ul><li>Leads to a fall </li></ul><ul><li>Disease PHYSICAL or MENTAL </li></ul>06/07/09
  34. 38. Same load different strengths 06/07/09
  35. 39. External obstacle <ul><li>Leads to a fall </li></ul><ul><li>Disease PHYSICAL </li></ul><ul><li>or MENTAL </li></ul>06/07/09
  36. 42. 06/07/09
  37. 43. <ul><li>&quot;Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.&quot; But the Lord answered her, &quot;Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.&quot; Luke 10:41 </li></ul>06/07/09
  38. 44. 06/07/09 i thOU SHALL PRIORITISE WORSHIP NO OTHER GOD BEFORE ME
  39. 45. 06/07/09 ii THOU SHALL NOT worship money Do not make any idols
  40. 46. <ul><li>So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs . - Matthew 6:31-32 (NLT) </li></ul>06/07/09
  41. 47. <ul><li>Jame1:2 -trials </li></ul><ul><li>My brothers count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. </li></ul><ul><li>John16:32b- tribulations </li></ul><ul><li>In the world you will have tribulations, be of good cheer I have overcome the world. </li></ul>06/07/09
  42. 48. 06/07/09 Iii smile, know that “ this too SHALL PASS” Do not call the name of god in vain
  43. 49. 06/07/09 iv THOU SHALL FIND TIME TO EXERCISE AND REST WORK 6 DAYS, REST ON THE SABBATH
  44. 50. 06/07/09 V HONOR YOUR “DEBTS” ON TIME. HONOR YOUR FATHER & MOTHER
  45. 51. 06/07/09 VI THOU SHALL NOT KILL THYSELF BY CONSUMING UNHEalthy SUBSTANCES THOU SHALL NOT KILL
  46. 52. 06/07/09 VII THOU SHALL COMMUNICATE WITH THINE NEIGHBOUR, PROPERLY. Do not commit adultery
  47. 53. 06/07/09 VIIi THOU SHALL ASK FOR HELP. Do not steal
  48. 54. 06/07/09 IX THOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THINE NEIGHBOUR DO NOT LIE
  49. 55. <ul><li>Let us listen more and speak less. After all God in his own wisdom gave us 2 ears and one tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Before you say anything let it go through this three point test </li></ul><ul><li>Is it true </li></ul><ul><li>2.is it kind </li></ul><ul><li>3. is it necessary </li></ul><ul><li>If it fails any of the above test then don’t say it </li></ul>06/07/09
  50. 56. 06/07/09 X BE CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE. THOU SHALL NOT COVET THYNEIGHBOURS ITEMS
  51. 57. 06/07/09 THOU SHALL NOT worship money thOU SHALL PRIORITISE Smile, know that this too SHALL PASS. THOU SHALL FIND TIME TO EXCERCISE AND REST HO NOR YOUR “DEBTS” ON TIME THOU SHALL NOT KILL THYSELF BY CONSUMING UNHEalthy SUBSTANCES THOU SHALL ASK FOR HELP THOU SHALL COMMUNICATE WITH THINE NEIGHBOUR, properly THOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THINE NEIGHBOUR THOU SHALL NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOURS ITEMS
  52. 58. 06/07/09
  53. 59. <ul><li>Why do you worry, which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature …. But seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all other things shall be added onto you ,do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself, sufficient unto the day is the trouble thereof. Matt6:25-34 </li></ul>06/07/09
  54. 60. <ul><li>Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Francis of Assisi </li></ul>06/07/09
  55. 61. The End 06/07/09 Remember: there are no stressful situations-only stressful reactions!

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