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Transcript of STRESS MANAGEMENT
There are many definitions:
Tiredness / Fatigue
Muscle tension/pain and headaches
Sleep difficulties / Insomnia
The body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous, or anxious.
Your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences.
Is stress management about managing the causes or the effects?
Bullying or harassment, by anyone, not necessarily a person's manager
Feeling powerless and uninvolved in determining one's own responsibilities
Continuous unreasonable performance demands
Lack of effective communication and conflict resolution
Lack of job security
Long working hours
Excessive time away from home and family
Office politics and conflict among staff
A feeling that one's reward is not commensurate with one's responsibility
Working hours, responsibilities and pressures disrupting life-balance (diet, exercise, sleep and rest, play, family-time, etc)
Loss of appetite
Poor concentration or poor memory retention
Uncharacteristic errors or missed deadlines
Irritability / Anger / Mood swings
Violent or anti-social behaviour
Alcohol or drug abuse
Conditions stemming from demands exceeding capacity
ABCs of Diet Planning:
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Complex and whole plant-based carbohydrates
Varied protein sources
Processed, packaged, canned , preserved foods
Excess salt and sugar
Excess caffeine, tobacco, alcohol
Ideal – one hour every day
Minimum – ½ hour 3 days a week
Specific, Attainable, Forgiving
Release chemicals in our brain and body
Distracts us from the causes of stress
Warms and relaxes cold, tight muscles
Maintains a health body which reduces stress susceptibility
Stress and Exercise
Stress and Diet
Average person requires 8 hours every night
Napping during the day
Balance work with family/recreation
2-4 weeks annual vacation every year
Vital for healthy mind and body
Recharges, energises, relaxes
Stress and Rest:
Education / Information Giving:
Understanding your Reaction Framework
Tailored Coping Skills
Direct-Action Coping Skills
Identify Escape Routes
Cognitive Coping Skills:
Application of all Coping Skills to:
Current Problem Situations
Potential Problem Situations
Meditation, Movement and Spirituality Strategies:
both with self
So is Stress Subjective?
REBT. B. R.