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Dealing with Stress. Condition of the environment that makes unusual demands on the organism In other words, papers, exams, quizzes, school—life… An internal condition as a response to a stressful condition Or getting no sleep, feeling overwhelmed, and freaking out. What is it?.

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What is it

What is it?


What stresses you out the most

  • A: Relationships the organism

  • B: Tests

  • C: Papers

  • D: Other (money, family, jobs, etc.)

What stresses you out the most?


The effects of stress

The Effects of Stress


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The Effects of Stress


Stress and the immune system

Stress and the Immune System


Stress at uwg

Stress at UWG


Stress and the immune system1

  • So what happens in the body? deal with stress:

    • When stressed, a part of the nervous system that makes your body active cannot be regulated as well—it’s constantly going

      • Cortisol and Corticosteroids are released when stressed and too much cortisol can weaken production of white blood cells

Stress and the Immune System


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Stress and the Immune System deal with stress:


Stress and the brain

Stress and the Brain


Stress and mood disorders

  • According size in the to Medicalnewstoday.com, prolonged stress can cause the immune system to send monocyte cells from bone marrow to the brain.

    • These cells are inflammatory and won’t react to anti-inflammatory steroids the body makes. This inflammation can cause even more stress in the brain.

Stress and Mood Disorders


Stress and appetite

  • Stress can cause the body to crave more energy because stress keeps the body at a high level of performance.

    • So we eat more food leading to more weight gain.

  • At the same time, the hormones related to stress can kill appetite.

  • So, either you’re really hungry when stressed and usually eat unhealthy things or you don’t eat at all—which is also unhealthy!

Stress and Appetite


Coping with stress

Coping with Stress


How do you use social support

  • A: I hang out with friends when support. stressed.

  • B: I keep to myself when stressed.

  • C: When stressed, I just get more stressed when I hang out with friends.

  • D: I don’t really get stressed out.

How do you use social support?


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  • Mindfulness: support.

    • May sound weird but mindfulness or awareness can fight off the affects of stress.

    • Learning to accept situations that cannot be avoided—no matter how stressful—can weaken stress.

    • Behavioral therapy teaches clients to become more aware and accepting of situations to help deal with anxiety.

Coping with Stress


Do you know when you get stressed

  • A: I know exactly what stresses me support. out.

  • B: I mostly know what stresses me out.

  • C: I am learning what stresses me out.

  • D: I don’t know what stresses me out.

  • E: I don’t really get stressed.

Do you know when you get stressed?


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  • Practicing Mindfulness: support.

    • Meditating for five minutes a day helps reduce stress and improve brain function.

    • Being aware of, or “standing outside,” your experience gives you a ‘omnipresent’ view of how it’s affecting you.

      • Learn to be aware of how you react to situations. Then you can anticipate what stresses you out.

Coping with Stress


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Coping with Stress


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  • Things you can do: support.

    • Exercise: increases endorphins and blood flow which makes you feel better

    • Breathing/relaxation exercises

      • Yoga, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Meditation

    • Listening to music: music promotes changes in emotion which can lessen the affects of stress

Coping with Stress


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  • Confidence: support.

    • Often times we get stressed because we doubt ourselves.

      • Becoming more confident can fight off stress.

  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Coping with Stress


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  • Thinking about the past? support.

    • If you are always reflecting on the past then accomplishments in the present won’t seem that important.

  • Example: Case of the Mondays

    • Studies show that Mondays are bad simply because we are thinking about the past weekend. As it turns out Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are just as bad, but we don’t realize it in the moment.

Coping with Stress


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  • Time Management support.

    • Do you have enough time in the day for everything you want to do?

    • Decide the difference between needs and wants.

    • Write down how long you spend in each activity you do during the day.

    • Does the time go over 24 hours?

Coping with Stress


How much time do you spend on school work

  • A: 1-2 hours a day support.

  • B: 3-4 hours a day

  • C: 5-6 hours a day

  • D: Less than 1-2 hours a day

How much time do you spend on school work?


How much time do you spend on the internet

  • A: 1-2 hours a day support.

  • B: 3-4 hours a day

  • C: 5-6 hours a day

  • D: Less than 1-2 hours a day

How much time do you spend on the internet?


How much time do you spend on relationships

  • A: 1-2 hours a day support.

  • B: 3-4 hours a day

  • C: 5-6 hours a day

  • D: Less than 1-2 hours a day

How much time do you spend on relationships?


How much time do you spend eating

  • A: 1-2 hours a day support.

  • B: 3-4 hours a day

  • C: 5-6 hours a day

  • D: Less than 1-2 hours day

How much time do you spend eating?


How much time do you spend watching tv

  • A: 1-2 hours a day support.

  • B: 3-4 hours day

  • C: 5-6 hours a day

  • D: Less than 1-2 hours a day

How much time do you spend watching TV?


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Coping with Stress


Wrap up

  • Stress can weaken the immune system. support.

  • Prolonged stress is unhealthy.

  • Social support can lessen the strains of stress.

  • Being mindful or aware can help fight stress.

  • Focus on the present.

  • Develop good time management skills.

Wrap Up…


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