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					Brahma Kumaris

The Eight Illusions About Stress - 1
1. You have to be a doctor to diagnose and treat stress 2. Stress is a normal part of everyday life 3. Some stress is necessary in order to reach peak performance 4. Stress is purely a physical phenomena and rest and
relaxation will make it go away
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The Eight Illusions About Stress - 2
5. A change of diet, a little jogging and a good holiday will make your stress away 6. Other people, situations and events are responsible for your stress 7. You have to be working 14 hours a day and constantly meeting deadlines to experience stress 8. You never experience stress
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What most people do?
• Jogging • Aerobics • Change of diet • Vitamins • Vacation • Sport
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• New hobby • New relationships • Sleep • Alcohol • Tranquilizers

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WHAT IS STRESS?
• Stress is physical or emotional reaction/response to any kind of change – external or internal • Stress is a form of pain that comes to tell me there is something I need to change • Pain is a messenger that comes to tell me there is something I need to learn
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The Physical Signs of Stress
increased heart rate, stomach & digestive disturbances, diarrhea, sweating, heart attack, ulcers, head aches, chest pains, insomnia, accident prone, alcoholism high blood pressure
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The Mental Signs of Stress
tension, tightness, resistance, friction, anger, guilt, critical, anxiety, evasion, reactive, discontentment, worry, impatience, apprehension
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Effects of Stress
MENTAL Irritability increases, forgetfulness, concentration decreases, less judgment power weakens BEHAVIOURAL Smoking / alcohol addiction, nail/biting, not mixing, reckless driving, eating more or less, sleep more or less, work-alcoholism or absenteeism
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External & Internal causes of Stress
External
Fast changing world, hurry, consumerism, media, government policies, population explosions, pollution

Internal
change of attitude, fear, jealousy, hatred, aspirations, approach
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From Victim to Agent of Change
Victim  Blaming  Manipulating  Forcing  Resisting  Fighting  Fleeing  Criticizing
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Change Agent Objective Helper Process Helper Counsellor Stabilizer Referee Educator Energizer

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Stress Management Skills
 DETACHMENT  FILTERING
 CONTROLLING

 NOT ABSORBING  STABILIZING  HUMOUR
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4 Levels of Stress
SPIRITUAL – identity, perception, values,

self awareness
MENTAL – thinking, discriminating,

deciding, acting EMOTIONAL PHYSICAL
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- feelings, emotions, intuition – disease, illness, fatigue, food

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Causes or Triggers of Stress
EVENTS, SITUATIONS, AND CIRCUMSTANCES AT WORK being fired, competition, demotion, conflict, over qualified or under qualified, dealing with aggressive people, noisy environment, communication failure.

EVENTS, SITUATIONS, AND CIRCUMSTANCES AT HOME death, diverse, difficulties with in-laws, trapping, addiction, uncertainty, fear

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Physiology of Stress
 NORMAL
 NEUROTIC

– alert is followed by defense
– alert is greater than defense which

becomes in effective  PSYCHOTIC – alert may be ignored

 PYSCHO-SOMATIC – defense by mind fails

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