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1 Stress Management Holly Warth RN,BSN Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab. Columbus Community Hospital Certified Tai Chi Instructor

2 Your body’s response to any physical or emotional demand

3 Fight or Flight Adrenaline Increases Heart Rate Increases Respirations Increase Blood Pressure Increases Gut Stops Digestion Fatty Acids, Cholesterol and Glucose are emptied into the blood stream Blood becomes thicker

4 Physical Symptoms of Stress Difficulty Sleeping, Nightmares Change in Appetite Fatigue Muscle Tension More Illnesses Stomach Problems Headaches Increased Blood Sugar Change in Bowel & Bladder

5 Don’t Worry, Be Happy

6 Take a Deep Breath Breathe with your Diaphragm Inhale 2 – 3 Counts – Breathe In Health, Rest Exhale 4 – 6 Counts – Exhale Thoughts, Worries Shoulders Down!

7 Positive Thoughts When one door of happiness closes, Another opens; but often we look so long at The closed door that we do not see the one Which has opened for us. Helen Keller

8 Journal Your Blessings Live Longer Happier More Social Less Illnesses More fun to be With

9 Everyday Stress Busters Surround yourself with positive people Listen to Music Watch Movies – Especially Comedies Exercise Regularly Read Take Naps Do Something You Enjoy Everyday Cry if you are sad Laugh a Lot

10 Progressive Relaxation Be Mindful of your Body Tune in to Tense vs. Relaxed Start at Tip of Head, Move Down Body – Tense/Relax Forehead & Scalp Face Shoulders/Neck Right Arm/Left Arm Stomach Right Leg/Left Leg

11 Guided Imagery

12 Use your senses Smell Sight Listen Feel

13 Mindful Practice Change your Brain! Be in-tune with your body Choose to Participate or Observe Tell your Mind how to React Slow Down, Listen, Choose Wisely Meditation min

14 Tai Chi or Yoga

15 Anonymous Quote The only difference between a diamond and a lump of coal is that the diamond had a little more pressure put on it.


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