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2 STRESS AND THE NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT Acknowledging Challenges, Accepting Humanness to Go Beyond the Immediate into the Extraordinary Lynette Higgins-Donald, MSA Associate Faculty – Ashford University

3 Acknowledging Acknowledging factors in life that are constant Acknowledging factors that are circumstantial (long term and short term effects/affects) i.e. divorce, children shuttled between two homes Taking control of what is in your span/locus of control Delegating Find a happy medium/balance 2 ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2014 NegativesPositives

4 Accepting Reflective of previous situations This too shall pass Find the Center Keep in mind what is most important What is the goal? Juggling I, I, I, I, I You, you, you, Escaping 3 ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2014 PositivesNegatives

5 The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them WHAT IS YOUR REALITY? 4 ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2014

6 Homework, Study Time, Grades, GPA Tuition Incentives – Reimbursement, FA, Fear of Failure/Success – Short Term and Long Term And now you are a STUDENT 5 ANTSHE CONFERENCE 2014

7 Coping Theories ANTSHE CONFERENCE *Fig ht or Flight Response Survival mode from a threat, danger, harm Signs: heart racing, sweat, fear, nervous, brain freezes body to ???? (Which way do I go? What am I going to do?) **General Adaption Syndrome (GAS) 3 Stages 1. Alarm System (F/F) 2. Adaptation (resistance) 3. Exhaustion

8 Life Theories ANTSHE CONFERENCE *Hardiness (Commitment, Control, Challenge; your Attitude toward a life event) **Life Events (Situation strong; Resources weak/limited) Social (Support) Theory

9 Conclusion You are the Author You decide: Fight/Flight, GAS, or Hardiness ANTSHE CONFERENCE

10 Conclusion Its okay to take a break Its okay to Acknowledge Challenges, Accept Humanness Go Beyond the Immediate Take yourself into the Extraordinary ANTSHE CONFERENCE

11 Reference ANTSHE CONFERENCE Fight-or-flight response - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response General adaptation syndrome. (n.d.) Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. (2007). Retrieved from Lecture 8: Social Support ocw.jhsph.edu/.../soci... Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt N. J. Hill (2013, January 17).Practice wisdom: The 3 c's of stress hardiness. Retrieved from practicewisdom.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-3-cs-of-stress-hardiness.html Practice wisdom: The 3 c's of stress hardiness


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