Presentation on theme: "STRESS!!!! What stresses you out?. What is stress? The body’s and mind’s reaction to a demand or threat Stress can be minor and go unnoticed, or major."— Presentation transcript:
What is stress? The body’s and mind’s reaction to a demand or threat Stress can be minor and go unnoticed, or major and drastically affect your life!
What is a stressor? Something that causes stress! ▫Causes a stress response in your body Different types of stressors ▫Noises, people, objects, places, events, situations, etc.
Stress can be positive or negative!! DISTRESSEUSTRESS Negative stress ▫Caused by too much pressure or trauma ▫Occurs when someone does not know how to cope with a stressor Positive stress ▫Can help you reach goals ▫Makes a person feel in control
How a person reacts …. DISTRESSEUSTRESS Nervous Forgetful Frightened Confused Unsure Alert Focused Motivated Energized Confident
SHORT TERM PHYSCIAL SYMPTOMS OF STRESS Faster Heart Beat Increased Sweating Cool Skin Cold Hands & Feet Feelings of Nausea, or “Butterflies in Stomach” Rapid Breathing Tense Muscles Dry Mouth A Desire to Urinate Diarrhea
Stress Interventions Eliminate Stressor Use Selective Awareness Use Relaxation Techniques: Meditation Progressive Relaxation Body Scanning Autogenic Training Humor Therapy Yelling & Crying Art Therapy Music Therapy Stress Management Techniques: Time Management Participate in Physical Activity Be Physically Healthy Use a Support Group Have a Spiritual Connection Get Professional Help
Problem Solving Your Stress On a blank piece of paper list all the stressors you can think of that currently cause you stress. ▫Don’t hesitate and analyze – just write! From your list, determine the 5 most stressful stressors and star/circle them.
Label your top 5 stressors: NC: those that you have no control over $: those that are important to you - : those that are of little importance to you : those causing you to worry or lose sleep : those you spend little time worrying about For each answer YES or NO: ▫Are the benefits greater than the stress it will create to deal with the stressor?
Now look over your responses and in a paragraph complete the following: ▫The most significant thing I learned about my stressors is that …………….. ▫Now that I know that ………………….