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Stress Management

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Gaby Bell

on 20 March 2014

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Transcript of Stress Management

Stress Management

By: Joanne McCully and Gaby Bell

What is STRESS?
A physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation.
Your Body's Response to acute stress
Your body's response to chronic stress
-Dark chocolate
-Time management
- Be prepared
- Improve Your study skills
- Know your body
- Be positive
- Get involved in sports and socialize with your friends
Increase in blood flow
Increased heart rate
Muscles tense to prepare for flight
Glucose and fatty acids are released for immediate energy use
Cortisol is released to help guide fatty acids to tissues
Relaxation Response
occurs after danger is removed- restores balance
Impaired cognitive performance
Muscle spasms
Increased Cortisol levels:
suppressed thyroid function
Blood sugar imbalance
Increased blood pressure
Increase in abdominal fat
Decrease in muscle tissue
Decreased immunity

- Exercise
- Mediation
- Deep Breathing
- Watching TV
- sleep
- dancing
- walks
- Sports
- Hot tub
- Read a book

- Playing Video/computer games
- Laughter
Spend time w/friends
- Hypnosis
- Disney/Universal
- Take up a hobby
- Bio-feed back
- Pet Therapy

- Endorphins and adrenaline are released and will heighten awareness & give you an instant boost of energy & strength and could cause you to think clearer and faster.
Health problems that can result from chronic distress:

-Heart attack
-Weight loss/gain
-Risk factor for cancer

Pamela Mills
Coordinator, Relaxation Therapy

Valeska Wilson-Catheart MA, LMCH, BCB
Assistant Director of Admminstration and Innovation

What is stress
Physiological Signs and symptoms
Guest speakers: Pam and Valeska
How do you relax?
Activity 1
Activity 2
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