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Transcript of STRESSSSSSS! ;)

photo (cc) Malte Sörensen @ flickr WHAT IS STRESS? Nicky James
Micro Teach

STRESS AWARENESS STRESS LEVELS The threat, event or change are commonly called STRESSORS.

Stressors can be internal (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes) or

external (loss, tragedy, change). Stress is your mind and body’s response

or reaction to a real or imagined threat,

event or change. Eustress or positive stress

occurs when your level of stress is

high enough to motivate you into

action - accomplishment ALARM STAGE If you perceive something to be stressful,

psychological changes occur in your body. * Cardiac - Increased heart rate

* Respiratory - Increased respiration

* Skin - Decreased temperature

* Hormonal - Adrenal rush
* Gain an awareness of TWO aspects of stress

* Increase knowledge of both the short and long term
effects of stress on our mental, emotional and physical
well being

* Increase awareness of how to recognise signs of
stress in self and others

* Increase awareness of the different ways stress
impacts on the individual LEARNING OBJECTIVES Distress or negative stress occurs when your level

of stress is either too high or too low and your

body and/or mind begin to respond negatively to

the stressors (overdrive or shut down) EXAMPLES DISTRESS BAD This experience or perception disrupts your body’s

normal balance and immediately your body begins

to respond to the stressor(s) as effectively as

possible 3 GROUP EXAMPLES HOW DOES YOUR BODY REACT? It is important to learn how stress affects you because it will help you figure out what coping techniques work best for you. It will also enable you to avoid resorting to unhealthy habits. Help and Advice

NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Stress/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

BACP: http://www.bacp.co.uk/

MIND: http://www.mind.org.uk/search?q=stress

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION: http://www.bhf.org.uk/search/results.aspx?m=simple&q=stress&subcon=BHF_main_site EUSTRESS 3 GROUP EXAMPLES GOOD
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