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STRESS

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  • Please write these ?’s if it’s not already written:
  • 1. Describe what “stresses” you out in life?
  • 2. WHY does it “stress” you?
  • 3. Physically, what do you feel when you’re stressed?
  • 4. How do you COPE with stress?
  • 5. What are some negative ways people use to deal with stress?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE&feature=related

What is Stress?

  • Stress: The body and mind’s response to a demand
  • Stress is something you can FEEL physically AND/OR mentally
  • Examples:
  • Asking someone on a date: You feel your heart race, palms sweat
  • Watching the final seconds of a football game: Your mind is racing, heart pounding, palms sweat

Stressors

  • Any situation that puts a demand on the body or mind
  • Examples:
  • Environmental: Pollution, poverty, crowding
  • Biological: Illness, Injury
  • Thinking: Mental challenges, taking a test
  • Behavioral: not enough sleep, drug use
  • Life changing: Marriage, death

Stress vs. Stressor?

  • Stress is the FEELING you get from the STRESSOR, or situation
  • Example: The act of asking someone out on a date is a STRESSOR, the situation. Your palms sweating and heart racing is the STRESS, or body’s reaction to asking someone on a date.

Fight or Flight Response

  • When your body provides you with energy, reflexes, and strength so you can respond to a stressor, or situation.
  • Result? Your body releases EPINEPHRINE, or adrenaline, when you are in a fight or flight situation. Your:
    • Breathing speeds up
    • Heart beats faster
    • Muscles tense up
    • Pupils in eyes get wider

Fight or Flight clips

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE&feature=related
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g25d7_Afmc&feature=related

Positive vs. Negative Stress

  • There are two types of stress:
  • Eustress: Positive stress that energizes one and helps you reach a goal
  • Distress: Negative stress that can make a person sick or keep from reaching a goal

Examples

  • Examples of eustress: Studying, winning a competition, roller coaster rides
  • Examples of distress: death of loved one, chronic pain, lack of meaningful friendships, anxiety, depression

Distress can be dangerous!

  • When not taken care of, distress can lead to:
    • Compromised immune system
    • Illness
    • DEATH!!!!!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12pbrkcfRDI&feature=relmfu

 STRESS IS:

  •  STRESS IS:
  •  a) Any situation that puts a demand on the body or mind
  •  b) The body and mind’s response to a demand
  •  c) When your body provides you with energy to deal with a situation
  •  ANSWER
  •  b) The body and mind’s response to a demand
  •  A STRESSOR situation would be:
  •  a) Feeling a headache or backache
  •  b) Having sweaty palms
  •  c) Having to write an essay in an hour
  •  ANSWER
  •  c) Having to write an essay in an hour
  •   What is something that does NOT happen when
  • EPINEPHRINE is released:
  •  a) Breathing speeds up
  •  b) Heart beats faster
  •  c) Thoughts slow down
  •  d) Muscles tense up
  •  ANSWER
  •  c) Thoughts slow down
  •  What is not an example of EUSTRESS:
  •  a) Playing in a soccer competition
  •  b) Participating in a talent show
  •  c) Performing in a school play
  •  d) Having lunch detention with Ms. Ryan
  •  ANSWER
  •  d) Having lunch detention with Ms. Ryan
  •  Not dealing with DISTRESS can lead to:
  •  a) Straight A’s
  •  b) Illness/Death
  •  c) Becoming Valedictorian
  •  ANSWER
  •  b) Illness/Death
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/LivestrongWoman?v=IdR9bFBEx4g



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