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Title: Bringing Stress


1
Bringing Stress to Your Attention!
By Claire, Ingunn, Kim, Lisbeth, Pia
2
What is Stress
  • Stress is external and internal
  • 3 Effects of stress
  • - physical
  • - emotional and thinking
  • - behaviour

3
Statistics
  • 40 of the workforce have health problems... 76
    of these health problems are due to stress
  • More than 50 of miscarriages are due to stress

4
  • 64 of the work force suffer stress
  • 78 of these people have sought no professional
    help
  • The most stressed region in England is South-East

5
  • 20 of Danes are stressed
  • 20 of early retirement is caused by stress

6
  • 40 have experienced stress at work which has
    given rise to disease

7
The European Union
  • 23 people suffer from stress in the workplace

8
Scenario 1
9
What causes stress
  • Emotional problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Environment
  • Social difficulties
  • Family problems
  • Life/developmental changes
  • Bad time management
  • Conflicts with your beliefs
  • Health problems
  • Job

10
Scenario 2
11
Effects on the Body
  • Physical effects
  • Increasing heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Breathlessness
  • Muscular tension
  • Headache
  • Hot and cold spells
  • Frequent urination
  • Dilation of pupils

12
Effects on the Body
  • Short term
  • Effects on thinking emotions
  • lack of concentration
  • poor memory
  • easily distracted
  • easily irritated

13
Effects on the Body
  • Short term
  • Effects on behaviour
  • making mistakes
  • clumsiness
  • overactive
  • being critical and argumentative

14
Effects on the Body
  • Long term
  • Appetite increased or decreased
  • pretending problems dont exist
  • Care less about health
  • loss of self-confidence
  • depression
  • mental illness

15
Scenario 3
16
Dealing with Stress
  • Recognize when youre under stress
  • Coping strategies are not always good
  • Four approaches to dealing with stress
  • - physical and mental
  • distraction
  • - emotional expression
  • - confronting problem
  • - self nurturance

17
Positive Stress
18
Promoting Health
  • Leaflets in Primary and secondary care.
  • Stress management courses available through the
    workplace/universities.
  • A formal committee in the workplace to discuss
    the problems of stress and how best to deal with
    them.
  • Massage and relaxation at work.
  • Helplines (youth and adult).

19
Discussion
  • Who should take responsibility for Ingunns
    stress? (colleagues, boss, herself, etc)
  • Do you deal with your own stress effectively?

20
Summary
  • RELAX!!!
  • Take care of your self,
  • and each other!

21
References
22
Relaxation Exercise
23
Thank you for your attention ?
24
References
  • BBC (2005) online www.news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talkin
    g_point/1406808.stm accessed on 2nd September
  • BRANNON, L. FEIST, J. (2000) Health Psychology.
    Wadsworth, London.
  • Channel 4 (2005) Stress and Work online
    www.channel4.com/health/microsites/0-9/4health/str
    ess/saw_aba_bully.html date accessed 2nd
    September
  • FIRTH-COZENS, J. PAYNE, R. (1999) Stress in
    Health Professionals. John Wiley and Sons.
    Chichester.
  • NORWEGIAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT (2000) online
    www.odin.dep.no/mod/norsk/dok/andre_dok/nou/002001
    -020017/ind-bn.html date accessed 2nd September
  • RICE, V. (2000) Stress, Coping and Health. Sage
    Publications, London.
  • TOTMAN, R. (1990) Mind, Stress and Health.
    Souvenir Press, London.
  • online www.psykoweb.dk/stress date accessed
    2nd September ___________________________________
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