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1 Expressing Emotions in Healthful Ways Ms. Sauvageau’s Health Education

2 Emotions Signals that tell your mind and body how to react. Common Emotions: -Happiness-Guilt -Sadness-Anger -Love-Hostility -Fear Hormones: chemicals produced by your glands that regulate the activities of different body cells

3 Empathy The ability to imagine and understand how someone else feels.

4 Defense Mechanisms Mental Processes that protect individuals from strong or stressful emotions and situations. -Can be used when dealing with fear, guilt, or anger

5 Defense Mechanisms Repression: involuntarily pushing unpleasant feelings out of one’s mind. Regression: returning to behaviors characteristic of younger age, rather than dealing with problems in a mature manner. Denial: unconscious lack of recognition of something that is obvious to others. Projection: attributing your own feelings or faults to another person or group.

6 Defense Mechanisms Suppression: consciously and intentionally pushing unpleasant feelings out of one’s mind. Rationalization: making excuses to explain a situation or behavior, rather than taking responsibility for it. Compensation: making up for weaknesses and mistakes through gift giving, hard work, or extreme efforts.

7 How do you deal with your emotions? Do something to relax -music, read, walk Channel your energy in a different direction -walk, run, piano, guitar, art, write Talk with someone you trust -call friend/family Others?

8 Communication Styles Aggressive: overly forceful, pushy, or hostile Passive: unwilling or unable to express thoughts and feelings in a direct or firm manner. Assertive: expressing your views clearly and respectfully.

9 Active Listening Paying close attention to what someone is saying and communicating. -Don’t interrupt -Show interest -Restate what you hear -Ask questions -Show empathy

10 “I” vs. You Statements A statement that focuses on your feelings rather than on someone else’s behavior. Helps you communicate your feelings in a positive way without placing blame on someone else. -I really don’t like…… -I feel……. -I bothers me when I…….

11 Body Language Nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and posture. Sometimes the messages don’t mix, could contradict one another.

12 Resilient The ability to adapt effectively and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis.

13 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs A ranked list of those needs essential to human growth and development, presented in ascending order, starting with basic needs and building toward the need to reach your highest potential. Self-actualization: to strive to be the best you can.

14 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

15 Constructive Criticism Non-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvement. Examples?

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