What is stress?. “A response to any situation we find challenging, frightening, or difficult”. “Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both bad and good experiences”.
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What is stress?
“A response to any situation we find challenging, frightening, or difficult”
“Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both bad and good experiences”
Stress can also be – “the confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to beat up that person who desperately deserves it!! !#$&% “
The How & Why of Stress
High Performance Demand
Personal or Family Problems
Unrealistic expectations- FROM OTHERS AND SELF
Taking things personally
Rigid thinking, Fixity
These are just few reason that lead to stress.
Can you name a few that are not mentioned here?
Different types of stress
2. Relationship/Family Related Stress
4. Health related stress
Work Related stress
Always to much work; never able to relax
High pressure periods;deadlines , Targets.
Efforts often seem for nothing – Don’t get satisfying results
I have to work harder than Colleague and friends to get the same results
My job takes up too much time; I can’t afford to cut back
My stress is complicated by commitments I can’t get out of
5. Parents divorce, separation or conflicts.
6. Interpersonal conflict; trouble expressing needs or standing up for rights
7. Reluctant to ask for help
8. Trouble saying no
6. Tendency to get too worked up when under pressure or in a crisis
7. Tendency to feel low, dwell on how bad things are
8. Often feel guilty.
6. Inadequate nutrition, missed breakfast and meals, reliance on junk food
7. Lack of exercise- sedentary life style
8. Aversive environment
Look at the pictures closely….
Is the picture moving?
Is the picture moving?
Is the picture moving?
Stress level testing!!
Your test scores..
Scores 1- 5 – Pretty good control!, you are a chilled out person!
Scores 5- 10 –Danger zone!! unwind , relax…
Scores 10+ - Ouch!! You may need help ASAP!!!
So What can you do to alleviate excessive stress?
It’s all about managing your:
The Stress Cycle
An event occurs
of neutral value
the event is a threat
or a challenge
After a period of rest,
the individual is able to
prepare for and meet a
new threat or challenge
the depletion of
from the exertion
released to enhance
the ability of one’s
mind and body to respond
The bio-chemicals are
depleted through the
exertion to meet the
threat or challenge
The individual responds
to the threat or challenge
through fight or flight
DEALING WITH STRESS
Dealing with Stress
Recognize the root cause
What combination of symptoms do I seem to experience habitually when under stress?
How do my thoughts, attitudes, and reactions seem to change under stress?
How long a period of time can I work under stress before my performance begins to suffer?
How do I develop a conscious awareness of how I am thinking, feeling, reacting, and functioning under stress?
Are you expecting to please everyone?
Are you overreacting and viewing things as absolutely critical and urgent?
Work at adopting moderate views, see stress as something you can cope with, not something that overpowers you
Do not labor on the negative and/or the “what ifs”
Slow, deep breathing will bring your heart rate and respiration back to normal
Relaxation techniques can reduce muscle tension.
Medications, when prescribed by a physician can help in the short term.
Exercise for cardiovascular fitness 3 – 4 times a week
Eat well-balanced, nutritious meals
Maintain your ideal weight
Avoid nicotine, excessive caffeine and other stimulants
Mix leisure with work. Take breaks and get away.
Get enough sleep. Be consistent with your sleep schedule.
A poorly organized living space can be a major source of stress.
If your environment is well organized and pleasant, then it can help to reduce stress and increase productivity.
Some people under stress need a calm environment, others may enjoy the raised levels of arousal associated with the 'buzz' of a busy space.
It is important for people to feel that they have sufficient personal space at work and at home.
Where no personal space is available, then you can establish some feeling of ownership by bringing personal objects such as small plants or photographs of loved-ones.
Block off a space using furniture, sheet or divider when you
need some space.
Develop mutually supportive friendships/relationships.
Pursue realistic goals which are meaningful to you, rather than goals other have for you that you do not share.
Expect some frustrations, failures and sorrows.
Always be kind and gentle with yourself – be a friend to yourself.
Dealing with stress..
Dealing with stress..
Take a deep breath, a warm bath, then a nap
Exercise, and eat what you like, but in moderation
Stop worrying about things you cannot change
Be organized and implement “time management”
Learn to say “No”
Be proactive rather than reactive
Be optimistic and visualize positive things
Listen to music, and/or dance
Practice yoga, meditation, or imagery meditation
Do nothing! Just sit back and relax
The essence of meditation is to quiet your thoughts by focusing completely on just one thing.
Unlike hypnosis, which is more of a passive experience, meditation is an active process which seeks to exclude outside thoughts by concentrating all mental faculties on the subject of meditation.
Keep your body relaxed. It should be in a position that you can comfortably sustain for a period of time (20 - 30 minutes is ideal).
Focus your attention on your breathing.
Concentrate on breaths in and out. Count your breaths using the numbers 0 to 9.
Visualize images of the numbers changing with each breath.
Alternatively, visualize health and relaxation flowing into your body when you inhale, and stress or pain flowing out when you exhale.
Completely focus attention on examination of an object.
Look at it in immense detail for the entire meditation. Examine the shape, color differences, texture, temperature and movement of the object.
Objects often used are flowers, or flowing designs. However you can use other objects equally effectively (e.g. alarm clocks, desk lamps, or even coffee mugs!)
Some people like to focus on sounds. The classic example is the Sanskrit word 'Om', meaning 'perfection'.
Focus on a sound
Create a mental image of a pleasant and relaxing place in your mind. Involve all your senses in the imagery: see the place, hear the sounds, smell the aromas, feel the temperature and the movement of the wind. Enjoy the location in your mind.
Large amounts of background noise during the day can cause irritability, tension and headaches in addition to loss of concentration.
Use of quiet rooms when concentration is needed
Try a pleasantly assertive approach. Ask that music is turned down or that the person use headphones
A chaotic and cluttered living or work space adds to stress.
Don’t be dogmatic, but keep the area you are working in free of clutter.
Have calming and happy decorations.
Consult a Professional
Beat the Stress
The Homeopathic Way
Dr. Batras’ Positive Health Clinic
Myths about homeopathy
Myth 1. Homeopathic medicines are only sugar pills
Myth 2. Homeopathy is slow acting
Myth 3. One has to follow strict dietary I restrictions while on homeopathic treatment.
Myth 4. The homeopath gives the same white pills for all types of illnesses. How can they be really effective?
Myth 5. Homeopathy cannot be used in diabetic patients.
Homeopathy does what others don’t
Homeopathic treatment can help you tackle psychological conditions like anxiety and depression
It can help you to relax physically and mentally so that you sleep well and combat fatigue
Homeopathy has a lot to offer even in cardiovascular and Respiratory disorders
Autoimmune disorderssuch as psoriasis, vitiligo, and rheumatoid arthritis respond the best to Homeopathy
It is extremely effective in the treatment of stress-related hair loss, headaches, weight gain, diabetes and impotency
Common Diseases due to Stress
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Coronary Heart Disease
Acid Peptic Disease
90% patients of Alopecia areata preferred getting treated by alternative systems of medicine rather than mainstream medicine.
- A study that was conducted in Italy
Patients taking homeopathic medicines for anxiety were 2.45 times more likely to experience positive therapeutic effects than the ones that were taking placebo.
- A meta-analysis of 189 trials using Homeopathy, 89 of which fit pre-defined criteria by Linde et al.
Patients on a homeopathic remedy Helianthus tuberosus D1 showed an average decrease of 7.2 kg and 2.3 BMI as compared to those on placebo who had a decrease of 4.7 kg and 1.5 BMI.
- A randomized double blind trial conducted in Germany in 1994
Homeopathy proved to be effectivein treating hypertension in two different studies.
- Bignamini and Master in 1987
58% patients suffering from major depression, social phobia or panic disorder responded favourably to individualistically prescribed homeopathic remedies
- A trial to assess the efficacy of homeopathic treatment in depression, using the clinical global improvement scale (CGIS)
Evaluation by neurologists revealed significant reduction in the frequency of migraine attacksin homeopathic patients
- A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Homeopathy in preventing migraine attacks and accompanying symptoms
63% patients on Homeopathy had increased sleep time, reduced interruptions during sleep, and reduced nervousness without any side-effects.
- Two double-blind studies compared the action of Quietude, a homeopathic preparation popular in France, with diazepam (Valium) on patients with sleeplessness.
33% of chronic fatiguepatients on Homeopathy improved significantly as compared to only 3% of patients on placebo.
- A controlled clinical trial on the effect of Homoeopathy on chronic fatigue, published in the International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The results indicated that participants taking the homeopathic remedy improved to a greater extent than those taking placebo.
- A 14-week, double-blind trial, in which 100 people with irritable bowel syndrome received Asafoetida D3 or placebo.
Ischemic Heart Disease
Crataegus, a homeopathicdrug, was found to be effective in reducing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure
- An observational cohort study to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathic Crataegus in cardiac insufficiency
82% patients treated by Homeopathy enjoyed improvement in rheumatoid arthritis
The number of patients that achieved glycaemic control under the combination of a hypoglycaemic drug along with homeopathic treatment was nearly double (97%) that of patients on the hypoglycaemic drug alone (47%)
- A clinical trial conducted in Athens
Worst case scenarios!!!! @#$%^&^%
Examples of stressed-out situations- Kindly share a few with us.
Examples of "overload" situations are common in today's world:
WAYS TO COMBAT A BAD DAY!
In a Nutshell – Just Unwind
Learn to Relax
Lets try a few stress busting exercises.
BPO Stress factors.
1. The monotonous sitting posture all day.
2. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain.
3. Hair loss due to stress.
Stress relieving exercises
Neck and Back
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