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Stress and Stress Management
STRESS SURVEY How Well Do You Resist Stress? Let’s find out!
What do you think? The same event may be stressful for one person and not at all stressful for another person? You cannot change the way you react to stress? Prolonged stress increases a person’s risk of becoming ill?
What is stress? IT is the effect of physical and psychological demands on a person. What are some stress management techniques? Planning ahead Thinking positively Practicing relaxation responses
Kinds of Stress Chronic stress – unrelieved stress that continues to tax a person’s resources to the point of exhaustion. This can damage the body systems in a number of ways Acute Stress – a temporary bout of stress that causes alertness or alarm, which prompts a person to deal with a specific event.
Kinds of Stress Eustress: good types of stress Distress: bad types of stress Not everyone is the same, and their personal view of what is good stress vs bad stress could be different from your views.
Kinds of Stress All stress is a response to a STRESOR, a physical or psychological demand that requires a person to adapt to a situation. It is important that we adapt, to change or adjust in order to accommodate new conditions Stress happens it is unavoidable, however, how much the stress affects you depends on your perception of that stress.
What stressors do you face? Assignment: Take out a sheet of paper, and write down 3 stressors that you have faced since starting high school? What are some actions you can do to adapt to these new stressors?
Stress and Your Body Stress affects the following body systems: Nervous System Hormonal System Immune System
3 Stages of the Stress Response Alarm – first phase of the stress response in which you recognize that you are facing a change or a challenge. Resistance – when the body mobilizes its resources to withstand the effects of stress. Recovery or Exhaustion – occurs when the body returns to normal; or when stress exceeds the body’s ability to recover.
Managing Stress Physical activity Relaxation ex: muscle relaxation, music, sports Time management Coping Devices ex: displacement, venting
Defense Mechanisms Automatic, subconscious reactions to emotional injury Denial Fantasy Projection Rationalization Regression Selective forgetting Withdrawal
How Can You Control the Stress you Experience from Challenges? By changing your perception of challenges, you can reduce the stress you experience from them…. . Activity: Decision Making Plan: Ways To Cope Positively