Presentation on theme: "Responses to Stressful Situations and Positive Coping Obj:9.MEH.1.1: I will identify the body’s physical and psychological responses to stressful situations."— Presentation transcript:
Responses to Stressful Situations and Positive Coping Obj:9.MEH.1.1: I will identify the body’s physical and psychological responses to stressful situations and positive coping mechanisms
Warm-up On your paper, label your body with what it feels like when you are under stress.
Healthy Amounts of Stress Stress acts as a motivator, but too much stress can lead to lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety or depression.
Stressors before Modern Civilization Need for food Need for water Need for shelter Successfully hunting and gathering Surviving constant threats in life
Stress Management in Ancient Civilizations Worship Hieroglyphics Constellations Finding meaning in life
Stressors in the Modern World? Unemployment Financial difficulties Unhappy in career Children Relationship problems Deadlines: homework, career, taxes, bills
Adrenaline is released into the bloodstream Physiological responses include: Increased blood pressure Increased heart rate Increased breathing Muscles tense Sweating Hearing becomes more acute More blood is sent to the muscles for quick movement Alarm Stage: Fight or Flight
Acts as an equalizer Brings body functions back to stability Resistance Stage
Exhaustion Stage Energy is depleted Body returns to normal if stress is removed Body returns to alarm stage if stress continues which can result in stress-related diseases: Skin disorders Gastrointestinal upset Menstrual irregularities Cardiovascular disorders
Physical Signs of Stress Headache Increased sweating Sweaty palms Tightness of chest Diarrhea Nervous stomach Slumped posture Inability to fall asleep Dry mouth Increase in crying Fatigue Neck or backache
Psychological Response to Stress Irritability Angry outburst Impatience Nightmares Loss of interest Anxiety / nervousness Negative thinking Jealousy Forgetfulness Lowered self-esteem Inability to concentrate Focusing on the past Resistant to change Preoccupation
Behavioral Signs of Stress Restlessness Fidgeting Carelessness Loss of appetite or overeating Unable to sleep Chronic fatigue Decreased productivity Increase in alcohol/drug use Increase in risk taking Withdrawing from relationships
Stress-Related Diseases & Conditions Gastrointestinal disorders Skin Disorders Cancer Cardiovascular disorders due to high blood pressure Depression Anxiety
Positive & Negative Stress Management Today Eat Exercise Hurt self Prayer and meditation Rx medications Smoking/ drinking/ drugs Talking to friends and family Television, reading, or listening to music
Positive Coping Strategies How do you cope with stress?