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Transcript of 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
- 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
occurs after danger is removed- restores balance
Impaired cognitive performance
Increased Cortisol levels:
suppressed thyroid function
Blood sugar imbalance
Increased blood pressure
Increase in abdominal fat
Decrease in muscle tissue
- Deep Breathing
- Watching TV
- Hot tub
- Read a book
- Playing Video/computer games
Spend time w/friends
- 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:
-Risk factor for cancer
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?