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A Powerpoint presentation that gives an overview of stress management and the techniques for overcoming stress.
Techniques for Getting Your Stress Under Control Exactly What is Stress? …....... Slides 3 - 7 The Degree & Vulnerability of Stress …………………... Slides 8 – 11 What Are the Symptoms of Excess Stress? ……………. Slides 12 – 15 Understanding the Causes of Stress ……………………… Slides 16 – 19 Stress Management Techniques ……………….. Slides 20 - 22 Exactly What is Stress? Physical and Stress is… chemical factors that contribute to stress Viewed as any include: physical, chemical, or emotional Trauma dynamic that causes bodily or mental Infections unrest and that may be a contributing Toxins factor in the cause of disease. Illnesses Any kind of injury All stress is not bad. Stress is… Sometimes a little stress and tension is Something that does not have a clear useful because it: definition. Makes people Because everyone has experienced perform better. stress at some point Helps people be in time, everybody thinks they know more focused. what stress really is and that the Helps people work definition of stress more energetically. should be clear to everyone. Be a health benefit Stress can… when it temporarily strains some of your bodily functions like when you: Exercise Have adverse effects when it is: In large amounts Poorly managed Being Comes in all forms Stressed… Affects people of all The parent of one ages and all walks child may be more of life stressed about their parenting skills Does not have than a parent with several children. external standards to predict stress levels in individuals Is not limited to individuals who have stress related jobs The Degree & Vulnerability of Stress Depends on: Physical health Interpersonal relationships Responsibilities Commitments Other’s expectations The amount of support received Recent changes Traumatic happenings People with strong Who is Most social support Vulnerable? networks report less People who care for stress and a more the elderly or for overall improved loved ones who are mental health in ailing can have a great deal of stress comparison to those associated with who do not have being caregivers. these social contacts. Having a loved one Family or a family member who is under a Friends great deal of stress oftentimes will Religious increase our own affiliations stress levels as well. Social affiliations People who: Who is Most Don’t eat nutritious Vulnerable? meals Individuals who have reduced Don’t get enough capabilities to sleep handle the pressures and stresses of Are in poor everyday life may physical health report higher stress levels. Children Some stressors are particularly Teenagers associated with certain age groups Working Parents or a particular stage in one’s life. Seniors What are the symptoms of Excess Stress? Displays of excess or poorly-managed stress will vary with each person. Many have reported that stress at this level makes them have: Headaches Problems sleeping Feelings of anxiety Feelings of tension Feelings of anger Problems concentrating Others will complain of: Depression Lack of interest in food An increased appetite Various other symptoms. In severe situations, the stress can get to the point of "burnout," where the individual experiences a complete loss of interest in normal activities. Psychological stress may worsen symptoms of: Cardiovascular diseases Asthma Multiple sclerosis Chronic pain Acne Depression Can decrease the immune response to vaccinations and prolong the healing of wounds Understanding the Causes of Stress Fight or flight Instinctive Stress Basic survival There are several instinct instinctive stress responses that are important to how we General Adaptation understand stress and stress Results from the management. long-term effects of The first is a basic survival instinct. stress The second results from the long-term effect of being The way we process exposed to stress. our thoughts The third comes from the way that we think and interpret the conditions that we find ourselves in. Recent research shows that we experience the fight-or-flight response whenever we encounter something unexpected. The hormones triggered help us: Run faster Fight harder The hormones: Increase the heart rate & blood pressure Deliver more oxygen and blood sugar to power important muscles. In this state, we are: Excitable Anxious Jumpy Irritable Our ability to work with others is diminished. Stress Management Techniques Exercise Relaxation & Meditation Autogenic training Biofeedback Imagery Meditation techniques Progressive muscle relaxation Qigong Tai Chi Yoga Time management Organizational skills Support systems Understanding & Managing Your Stress Techniques for Getting Your Stress Under Control
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