Presentation on theme: "Stress Assessment and Management Techniques"— Presentation transcript:
1 Stress Assessment and Management Techniques Prepared by:DharmadevaBased on an original slide show by:Karlyn Grimes, M.S. R.D.(photo: Ken Duncan)
2 Stress Hans Selye: ‘The father of stress research’ What is it: “the nonspecific response of the human organismto any demand placed upon it.”Emotional(Physical- Psychic)PhysicalIntellectual(Psychic)STRESSSocialIntuitive(Psychic -Spiritual)Spiritual
9 Common Symptoms of Stress HeadachesMuscular achesGrinding teethNervous ticksIncreased sweatingRapid heart rateHigh blood pressureLow grade infectionIncrease in or loss of appetiteMentally downIrritation, anger, hostilityFear, panic, anxietyPoor concentrationDizzinessRestlessnessNightmaresInsomniaConstantly feeling tiredImpotence
10 Health Disorders Associated With Chronic Distress Coronary heart diseaseHypertensionEating disordersUlcersDiabetesAsthmaDepressionMigraine headachesSleep disordersChronic fatiguePossibly some cancers
11 Personality Types Type A Aggressive Hard Driven Impatient Type B Easy GoingLaid-BackPatientHigh levelsof distressLow levelsof distressType CPassiveApologeticOverly SensitiveModerate levelsof distress
12 Ideas for Modifying a Type A Personality Make a contract to slow downLimit multitasking behaviorsUse time management strategiesDon’t smokeReduce the caffeineWork on redirecting impatience and controlling hostilityChoose a non-Type A role model to observePlan fun, relaxing activitiesSimplify lifeListen to your bodyEstablish strong, nurturing relationships
13 Tips for Managing Anger Commit to changeRemind yourself that anger leads to illnessRecognize when anger feelings are developingTell yourself to cool down and take controlPrepare a positive response before anger escalatesMinimize verbal and physical languageDon’t let anger build-upKeep a journalSeek professional help
14 Five Steps to Time Management Find the time killers by keeping a 24-7 day log.Set long-range and sort-range goals.Identify and prioritize immediate goals.Use a daily planner to organize and simplify.Conduct regular audits.
15 Stress Reducing Benefits of Physical Activity Reduced feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, aggression, anger and hostility.Alleviation of insomnia.An opportunity to meet social needs and develop new friendships.Allows for the development of discipline.Provides the opportunity to do something enjoyable and constructive that will lead to better health and total well-being.
17 Progressive Muscle Relaxation DescriptionA stress managementtechnique that usesprogressive contractionand relaxation of musclegroups throughoutthe body.
18 Deep Breathing Description A stress management technique wherein the individual concentrates on “breathing away” the tension and inhaling fresh air to the entire body.
19 Visual Imagery Description Mental visualization of relaxing images and scenes to induce body relaxation in times of stress or as an aid in the treatment of certain medical conditions such as cancer, asthma, chronic pain, hypertension and obesity.
20 Autogenic Training Description A stress management technique using a form ofself-suggestion, whereinan individual achieves anauto hypnotic state byrepeating and concentratingon feelings and desired states.
21 Thought Channelization DescriptionA management technique inwhich a person learns toreliably focus their thoughts so that responses that are not ordinarily under voluntary control can be channelized for higher ends, which gives feedback for good habits, so that the capacity of the mind is freed for higher contemplation.Figure 10.5
22 Meditation Description A higher aspiration or self-actualization technique used to gain control over one’s attention by clearing the mind and blocking out the stressor(s) responsible for tension, and to enable the mind to achieve a higher level of insight.
23 Yoga Description A school of thought in the East that seeks to help theindividual attain a higherlevel of spirituality andpeace of mind.
24 Personal Health Resources Stress Management: A Review of PrinciplesWorkplace StressMind Tools
25 Meditation Spiritual Meditation and Yoga - self-realization & service to allLearn Meditation, Today!
26 Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.Robert FrostTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.