Presentation on theme: "Building Health Skills"— Presentation transcript:
1 Building Health Skills Wellness 9Building Health Skills
2 Instant ActivityList the skills and qualities necessary for effective communication.Explain how having strong communication skills can impact your health in positive ways.
3 ObjectiveStudents will identify the specific tools and strategies that help maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health.
4 Health Skills/Life Skills Specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health.Physical, Mental/Emotional, Social
5 The Six Health Skills Health Skills/Life Skills 1. Interpersonal Communication- Communication Skills- Refusal Skills- Conflict Resolution2. Self Management- Practicing healthful behaviors- Stress Management3. Analyzing Influences4. Accessing Information5. Decision Making/Goal Setting6. Advocacy
6 Interpersonal Communication The exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more peopleEffective communication skills:Clearly say what you mean. Use “I” messages to state your positionPay attention to how you say something (respectful tone, facial expressions, gestures)Be a good listener. Avoid interrupting and show you are listening (nod, asking questions)Refusal skills: communication strategies that can help you say noConflict resolution: the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solvingSteps when dealing with a conflict:Take time to calm down and think through the situationWhen discussing the conflict, speak calmly, listen, and ask questionsUse polite tone and brainstorm solutions to resolve the conflict peacefully
7 Five effective refusal strategies What are refusal skills?Communication strategies that can help you say no when you are urged to take part in behavior that are unsafe or unhealthful, or that go against your personal beliefs.Say no in a clear and firm voice: expressions such as “I’d rather not.”Explain why: state that the suggested activity goes against your personal values.Suggest alternatives: propose a safe healthy activity to do instead.Use appropriate body language: look directly into their eyes and do not back down from your position.Leave if necessary: if the other person continues to pressure you, just walk away.
8 Conflict resolutions skills Conflict resolution is the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving. The key to conflict resolution is respecting others’ right and your own.Willingness to compromise will also help achieve a resolution that satisfies everyone.Take time to calm down and think through the situation.When discussing the conflict, speak calmly and listen attentively asking questions when appropriate.Use a polite tone and try to brainstorm where no one loses respect.Activity: Cooperation learning activity (pg. 30)
9 Self Management Practicing healthful behaviors: Two self management skills, practicing healthful behaviors, and managing stress helps provide a foundation of good healthPracticing healthful behaviors:Help to protect you from illness or injuryEat nutritious foodsGet regular medical and dental check-upsAvoid the use or tobacco, alcohol, and other drugsExpress your feelingsBuild your self-esteemMaintain healthy relationshipsStress management: ways to deal with or overcome the negative effects of stressStress management becomes more important as you take on more responsibility for your health and additional roles as an adultEx: physical activity, listening to music, managing time effectively, laughing
10 Analyzing Influences Showing a variety of influences. Show both internal and external influences.Explain the complexity of the influences.Show how the influences affect health choices.
11 Accessing Information Learning how to find and recognize trustworthy information will help you be better prepared to make healthful choicesReliable sources:Parents, guardians, and other trusted adultsLibrary resources such as encyclopedias and nonfiction booksReliable Internet sites such as those posted by government and educational institutesNewspaper and magizine articles by health professionals or expertsGovernment agencies, health care providers, and health organizations
12 Decision making/Goal Setting Steps that enable you to make a healthful decisionSteps that help you to protect your rights and health as well as the rights and health of othersSteps of the decision making progress:Step 1: State The SituationStep 2: List The OptionsStep 3: Weigh The Possible OutcomesStep 4: Consider ValuesStep 5: Make A Decision And Act On ItStep 6: Evaluate The DecisionA goal is something that you aim for that takes planning and workThere are two different types of goals: short-term (over a short period of time) and long-term (over a long period of time)To establish your goals,
13 Advocacy Taking a clear stand for a healthy choice. Being persuasive. Explaining why the stand taken is good for health.Use information to support the choice.Show awareness of the audience for the messageShow conviction about the message