2 StressStress is the reaction of your body and mind to everyday demands or threats.Wreaks havoc on your emotional and physical body.It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively and enjoy life.Learn to recognize the stressors in your life.Fact is stress is part of your daily life
3 Two types of Stress Eustress- Healthy positive stress Examples-Getting marriedNervousness you get to play a game, perform, speak in front of people.Riding on a roller coasterScary movieFun challengeDistress- Unhealthy stressExamples-Anything that causes you to be unhealthyExtreme Fear and anxiety.
4 Stressors Cause stress Stressors can be people, objects, places events, or situations that cause you to react.Examples:Major life changesEveryday problemsPhysical surroundingsWorrying about futureFive categories of stressorsBiologicalEnvironmentalCognitive or thinking- way you perceive a situation or what you expect from it.Personal behavior- ex. Negative things in the bodyLife situations
5 Stressors activityGroup up with the row you are in and the one next to you.( 8 people).Each group will have one of the five categories of stressorsAs a group write give as many examples that you can about it.One person needs to be the scribeEveryone in group needs to brainstorm ideasAt the end one person will be a spokesman to say their ideas to the class.
6 Body’s stress Response AutomaticBody prepares itself for dangerHow your body and mind react is your stress responseCombination of the stressor and your stress response adds up to your stress.Three stages your body goes through
7 1. Alarm Body and the mind go on high alert Adrenaline is released- this is the emergency hormone that helps deal with the stressor
8 Fight or flight Automatic stress arousal in your body Changes to your body:Breathing increasesBurn metabolismHeart beats more quicklyBlood pressure increasesHands feel cold and clammy
9 Cont. Excess heat is carried away through breathing and perspiration Body is getting itself ready for possible injuryImmune system increasesNatural pain killers ( Endorphins)Keeps us going- Pupils of eye enlarge
10 Important to Recognize About fight or flight response 1. Adaptive-supplies quick energy2. Can have delayed and prolonged effect- high level for a long period of time3. All integrated- all body systems are energized togetherBlood rushes to main parts that need it
11 Cool factWe have a natural innate protective mechanism that keeps us from getting too stressed.Opposite of flight or fightBody pauses for rest and recovery
12 2. ResistanceBody tries to repair its damage from the stressful event and return to its normal state.The body can function in higher than normal level. Physical resistance to the stress reaches its peak.That is why you hear stories about people showing great feats of strengthIf stage continues for too long than the body and mind can show effects
13 3. FatigueResults in a tired feeling that lowers one’s level of activity.Little energy to resist the stressorThree kinds of fatigue:Physical-soreness and tiredPathological-more likely to get sickPsychological-worry, depression, boredom
14 Stress ManagementNot all stress can be avoided, and it’s not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed.Eliminate the stressors in your life that you can control
15 Strategy’s for time management Learn how to say “ no”Avoid people who stress you outAvoid hot button topicsExpress your feelings instead of bottling them upBe willing to compromiseDelegate responsibilitiesBreak projects into smaller stepsDon’t try to control the uncontrollable
16 How Resilient are you?Your ability to handle and bounce back from stress depends on many factors, including a:Confidence in yourselfSense of humorBelief in a higher powerSense of controlOptimistic attitudeStrong support systemHealthy bodyAbility to adapt to changeAbility to handle unpleasant emotions
17 How to deal with stressMany ways to reduce stress or cope but they all have to do with changeWhen deciding on what to do, think of these four As- avoid, alter, accept, adapt.There is no “ one size fits all” solution to manage stress.How do you relax?
18 What stresses you the most? Writing ExerciseYou have to keep writing 12 minutesWrite on your quiz sheet for the dayThe question isWhat stresses you the most?
19 Relaxation Exercise Take everything off your desk Stay in your desk and make yourself comfortable.- Close your eyes, take off shoes, put your head down etc