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Managing Stress and Anxiety
Transcript of Managing Stress and Anxiety
You get a promotion at work
You can't find your keys before school
Go to a fun party that goes on until 2:00 AM
Your dog gets sick
Your cousin stays at your house for a week during the summer
All of the above
What is it?
reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Examine causes and effects of stress
Analyze how stress can affect all aspects of health
Develop strategies for managing stress
Examine how healthful behaviors help reduce stress
Why is this important?
Everyone experiences it
Stress management can help you stay healthy and prevent diseases
anything that causes stress
Categories of Stressors
Elizabeth, Please Bake Large Cupcakes
Lack of Physical Activity
Negative reactions in the body and mind
perception and how it affects the world around you
Fight or Flight Response
You fight or take flight
Perform at higher levels of endurance
Fight: resist physical challenge
Flight: run faster/ farther
muscles are sore and in pain
overwhelmed with responsibility
decreased ability to fight disease
Use of drugs/ alcohol intensify feeling of fatigue
Act of becomming aware through your senses
Perception and Past experiences
Walter Cannon- 1950s
Rise in Blood Pressure
Physical reaction that results from stress rather than injury
Mental/ Emotional/ Social Effects
What can stress cause?
Risks of Substance Abuse
Negative Self Talk
Long-term problems beyond control
How to control:
Engage in Physical Activity
Look for support
Find a hobby
Avoid using substances
How am I supposed to handle stress and anxiety?
What are stresses that
high school students face?
People with high stress are twice as likely to develop colds as those with low-stress
70-80% of doctor visits are stress-related illnesses
High blood pressure
What is the main cause of acne?
What NOT to do
Healthy Stress Reducers
List of 9
1. Listen to uplifting music
2. Talk to someone you trust
Separate from an external stressor
Resolve incompletes- Take care of it now!
Keep finances organized
Say "No"- Understand your boundaries
Get a massage
Laugh/ Smile/ Make funny faces
Take a mental vacation
Challenge pessimistic beliefs
Focus on the positive
Find opportunity in the problem
Identify your hurt
Talk to someone you trust
Trust a positive outcome