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Stress Management





PhysiologicalWhat is Maslows Hierarchy?How do the aspects of Maslows Hierarchy impact your mental/emotional health?Stress ManagementWhat is stress?Ch. 4 pg. 92What is stress?Stress - the reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands

What causes stress?Stressors cause stress. They can be real, imagined, anticipated, or unexpected. Stressor anything that causes stress

Understanding StressCan stress be good?Your perception of a situation determines if stress is positive or negative.

Understanding Stress

Can be positive or negativePositive stress can motivate or inspireStress is negative when it interferes with your ability to perform.Negative stress can cause distraction, anger, frustration, a feeling of being overwhelmed or becoming impatient.Reacting to StressThree Stages of Stress Response




Your Bodys Response to StressorsAlarmMind and body go on high alert. Both nervous and endocrine systems are activated. Body activates the fight or flight response in preparation to run from threat or fight it.Response to Stressors

How the Alarm Response Works123

Hypothalamus to the Pituitary Hormone secreted from the Hypothalamus acts on Pituitary Gland

Pituitary to the Adrenal GlandsPituitary secrets a hormone that acts on the Adrenal glands.

Adrenal GlandsAdrenal Glands secrete adrenaline, which is the emergency hormone that prepares the body to respond to a stressor.Pupils dilateIncrease in perspirationIncrease in heart rateRise in blood pressureFaster respiration rateNarrowing of arteries to internal organs and skinIncreased blood flow to muscles and brainIncrease in muscle tensionRelease of blood sugar, fats, and cholesterol.

Adrenaline and its effectsWHY?ResistanceExposure forces your body to adapt and react to a stressor.Results may varyHigher performanceAnxiety

Response to StressorsFatigueProlonged exposure to stress will cause your body to lose its ability to adapt. Exhaustion will lead to your bodys inability to manage other stressors effectively.Response to StressorsPsychosomatic Response the physical reaction that results from stress rather than from an injury or illnessHeadachesWeakened immune systemHigh blood pressureGrinding teeth or clenching jawDigestive disorders

Response to StressorsObvious Not obvious

Identifying StressorsLimiting StressAvoid stressful situationsUse refusal skillsPlan aheadThink positive!!

Avoiding all stress is impossible!

Manage stressful situations by:Practice relaxation techniquesDeep breathingThinking about more pleasant thoughtsStretchingRedirect your energy in a positive wayExerciseFriendly competitionCreative projectSeek SupportFriends, family, teachers you trust can provide objective views and valuable advice.Sometimes professional support is needed.

Managing Stress

Adequate rest

Regular Exercise

Nutritious and balanced dietStaying Healthy

Assignment Read lesson 3 pg. 102 105 and complete worksheet 4520