Presentation on theme: "SELF CARE - REMAINING RESILIENT SELF CARE - REMAINING RESILIENT Sue Covey, LICSW UW CareLink Program."— Presentation transcript:
SELF CARE - REMAINING RESILIENT SELF CARE - REMAINING RESILIENT Sue Covey, LICSW UW CareLink Program
1 Events over the past recent years that are anxiety provoking and may even feel frightening
2 Events on your home front scene are also challenging
3 REFLECT ON THE EVENTS OF THE PAST 1 – 2 YEARS THAT ARE OF CONCERN YOUR CURRENT SITUATION: WHAT ARE THE MOST RECENT “DEMANDS” THAT ARE NOW ON YOUR PLATE?
4 Put self on a scale from 1 to 10. 1______________________________10 1 = quite stressed; minimal resilience 10 = very resilient
5 Goals: Answer the following questions: What am I willing to do to move up “one notch” from how I am operating today? What do I do to perpetuate my own “distress” OR: What am I doing to decrease my resilience?
STRESS = Reaction of your body to the demand(s) that are placed on it
8 Our Perceptions Affect How We Cope with Change EVENT A RESPONSE D COPING Physical Emotional Behavioral PERCEPTION B THOUGHTS Beliefs Assumptions FEEL C
9 STRESS MANAGEMENT Inside job Eustress vs. Distress Effects on stress level Intensity Duration short-term prolonged Number of stressors Coping style and skills
10 What Are We Concerned About? Intensity of the stress Duration of the stress Constant / Repeated activation of the stress response (stressful life events experienced with little or no time to recover)
22 Stress-Resistant vs. Non Stress-Resistant People Pessimistic Explanatory Style Troubles = Permanent Troubles = Universal Only focus on what is wrong Internalize failures Optimistic Explanatory Style Troubles = Temporary Troubles = Specific Credit selves when things go right Externalize failures
our body doesn’t know the difference 1. Remember, our body doesn’t know the difference from thinking about something and reality. always talking to ourselves 2. We are always talking to ourselves. Much of that is negative. If we say something to ourselves often enough, we tend to believe it. tend not to stop and question 3. We tend not to stop and question our thoughts, so our thinking becomes automatic. The Power of Self Talk, Why It Can Be So Destructive
24 Developing Awareness of Our Self-Talk Keeping a journal of events, your reactions and feelings, and what you said to yourself about that event Look for evidence of distorted thinking
THE BALANCING ACT Inside: Inside: Self Emotional Physical Outside: Outside: Others Family Friends Community Job
38 SOLUTION : WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO? RELAXATION EXERCISE RESILIENT THINKING RESPONDING TO SIGNALS RE-BALANCING LIFE (JUGGLER) RECONSIDER: SHOULD’S versus WANT TO’S RECOGNIZE: BASIC NEEDS
Practice one or more relaxation techniques Rest Exercise Proper nutrition Eat fruits/veggies--Fresh foods Eat whole grains Vitamin C & other essential nutrients Minimize sugar and caffeine Proven Strategies to Beat Stress and Maintain Vitality
40 Additional Strategies for Maintaining Vitality Nurture Your Sense of Humor. Develop a Spirit of Adventure – look for things that are going to energize you. Keep Your Focus – maintain your priorities.
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