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  1. Stress and Managing Stress

  2. Types • Chronic stress- ongoing physiological arousal to the mind and body • Acute Stress- Response to an immediate emotional, physical or psychological stressor. • Stressor- Cause of stress Distress • Bad stress = Smoking Eustress • Good stress = Example is exercise

  3. What is GAS • Alarm stage Adrenaline released/Fight or Flight • Resistance stage Body attempts to regain normal balance • Exhaustion Stage Exhaustion wear and tear on body

  4. Vocabulary • Serotonin- Chemical in the brain related to controlling emotions • Hostility- Chronic state of anger • Projection- Blaming others for actions or behaviors they did not do • Displaced anger- Released anger on someone or something that was not the cause of the anger

  5. Mind Body Connection • Relationship between a person’s thoughts, emotions and bodily responses • Many emotions like anger, sadness and joy affect our relationships and even physical state • 5 steps of expressing emotion 1. identify emotion 2. Identify the source 3. Decide whether or not to respond right away 4. Choose healthy response 5. Protect your health

  6. Conflicts Create Stress • Conflict:a disagreement between people with opposing view points, ideas, or goals. • Conflicts can be an exchange of words • Group confrontations can be ongoing • Conflicts that involve weapons can be serious

  7. Notes I message- Expressing ones emotions or feelings by placing I in front of the statements to keep from threatening other person Self-statement- words one can say to calm themselves when expressing anger triggers Talking with parents, guardians or mentors will decrease chance of having hidden anger

  8. I message = I just feel like we are not communicating effectively • I was kind of hurt when you did not show up Self -statement • Everything is alright • What does not kill me makes me stronger • I will learn from this and be a better person

  9. TALK IT OUT Take a time out        to calm down and think through my anger. Allow each person to tell his or her side        then paraphrase the other persons position. Let each person ask questions        in order to view the issue from the others point of view. Keep brainstorming solutions        either to find the middle ground or creative solution

  10. Methods Of Anger Management • Self statement • Exercise • Diet right • I messages • Write letter • Journal • Breathing techniques • Talk with peer or adult • Sense of humor • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EGTETc5oFU&feature=related • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=51BF3F3D-FC03-4A1B-9527-FB436F2CEDDC&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

  11. NO NO NO • Use tobacco- Hypertension • Use drugs- many affects • Binge eating- Increased blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety

  12. Coffee Talk Convo • What are your opinions on the following subjects try to use I statements when expressing opinion. Remember you must respect those opinions around you. • OGTs • Parents • School dances • Reality T.V. • School lunches