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Title: Stress


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Stress
  • The reaction of the body and mind to everyday
    challenges and demands.

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Stressor
  • Anything that causes stress
  • Vary among individuals and groups
  • People, objects, places, events, and situations
    are all potential stressors.

3
Stressors
  • Activate the nervous system and specifics
    hormones.
  • When you perceive something to be dangerous,
    difficult, or painful, your body automatically
    begins a stress response.

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Reacting to Stress
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Your bodys Response to Stressors
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Your Bodys Response to Stressors
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Physical
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increase in perspiration
  • Faster heart rate and pulse
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Narrowing of arteries to organs and skin
  • Increase blood flow to muscles and brain
  • Increase in muscle tension

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Physical Effects of Stress
  • Headache
  • A weakened immune system
  • High blood pressure
  • Bruxism, clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth
  • Digestive disorders

9
Mental/Emotional and Social Effects
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

10
Managing Stress
  • Is to learn strategies to keep stress from
    building up and to deal with individual stressors
    effectively.

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Chronic Stress
  • Stress associated with long-term problems that
    are beyond a persons control.

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Avoiding and Limiting Stress
  • Plan ahead
  • Use refusal skills
  • Think positively
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol and other drugs

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Handling Stress and Reducing its Effects.
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Stay Healthy and Building Resiliency
  • Adequate sleep (8-9 hours)
  • Use time-management skills
  • Get regular physical activity
  • Eat nutritious foods

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Assets for Building Resiliency
  • Support-having family, friends, and others to
    help you
  • Empowerment-feeling as if you are a valuable
    member of your community and family
  • Boundaries-having a clear set of rules and
    consequences for school, family, and
    relationships.
  • Productive Use of Time-choosing creative and
    productive activities

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Assets continued
  • Commitment to Learning-understanding the value of
    schoolwork.
  • Positive Values-having values that include
    caring, integrity, honesty, self-responsibility,
    equality, and justice
  • Social Skills-communicating effectively,
    respecting others, and avoiding peer pressure.
  • Positive Identity-having high self-esteem, a
    sense of control, and feeling ofpurpose

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Reduce Stress by Accepting the Six Things in Life
you Cant Change
  • Life is not always fair.
  • Some people will never like you.
  • You cant change people.
  • Life is a constant struggle.
  • Things are bound to change.
  • Getting older is inevitable.
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