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2 By: Jennifer Pham Tisha Stockton Claudia Solis Luis Lopez Matosha Richardson Sedarrien Coley

3 Background Information Chapter 9: Managing Stress in Your Life Lesson 3 Audience: College Students

4 Purpose To identify stress and its causes To express the impact that stress has on your life To promote ways to manage your stress

5 What is Stress? The Body’s and mind’s reactions to everyday demands produce measurable changes in both the body and the brain.

6 Background of Stress Management Hans Selye- first scientist to discover the different types of stress and physical response Defined eustress and distress First to document how the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system is the location where the body copes with stress

7 Kinds of Stress Can be positive or negative depending on how it’s perceived and managed Eustress- Positive stress Distress- Negative Stress

8 Types of Distress Acute Stress Delayed Response (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Chronic Stress (Prolong Response)

9 Stressor Any stimulus that produces a stress response Can be people, objects, places, events, situations

10 Kinds of Stressors Biological Environmental Cognitive Personal Behavior Life Situations

11 Signs & Symptoms of Stress PhysicalCognitiveBehavioralEmotional FatigueConfusionPanicWithdrawals HeadachesPoor Memory AnxietyInability to rest Rapid HRLow attention span DepressionAnti-social behavior Chest PainPoor Problem Solving Intense Anger Loss of appetite

12 What are some causes of stress? Work & school pressures Financial status Poor diet & health Relationship difficulties Family

13 The Body’s Response to Stress Automatic and occurs whether stress is positive or negative Body systems involved: Nervous and Endocrine Occurs in 3 stages

14 Alarm Stage First Stage Hypothalamus becomes excited by stressor Autonomic nervous system & pituitary gland activate Adrenal glands secret hormone adrenaline Adrenaline & stressor

15 The Body’s Response to Stress

16 Resistance 2 nd Stage Body tries to repair damage from stressful situation Physical resistance to stressor reaches peak

17 Fatigue 3 rd Stage Body and mind ware down Very little energy

18 Signs of Stress Shallow, rapid breathing Heart beats faster Body sweats Nausea or stomachache Increased muscle tension Headache Tightness in chest

19 The Effects of Stress

20 Other Effects of Stress Sleep disturbances Panic attacks Low enjoyment of life

21 Diseases Caused by Stress Atherosclerosis Heart Disease Cancer & Neuro Degenerative Diseases Asthma Increases progression of HIV- positive patients Hypertension

22 Why should we practice stress management? Reduce risk of diseases and illnesses Provides stability Maintain healthy physical state Well-rested Increased productivity Increased happiness Prevents aging process

23 Dealing with Stress Eliminate or reduce exposure to stressor Change the way you perceive or react to stressor Involves attitudes, physical well- being, physical activity, support systems, and relaxation

24 Ways to Maintain Stress Healthy Eating Physical Activity Relaxation Laughing Supportive & healthy relationships Decrease drug abuse Money Management

25 Rechanneling Your Energy Writing Regular Exercise Yoga & Meditation Massages & Aromatherapy Music Art Therapy Humor Mindful Activities

26 What not to do when you are stressed….

27 Top 8 Stress Reducers 1. Eating Right 2. Getting 8 hours of sleep 3. Setting and keeping priorities 4. Talking about your stressors 5.Exercising regularly 6.Being an optimist 7.Listening to music 8. Find a hobby you enjoy


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