What is Stress?. Assumptions: 1. Stress is ubiquitous 2. Stress can be both positive and negative 3. Stress is a result of both inside the body and outside the body factors 4. Everybody has the capacity to alter their stress reactions
Threats in form of:
Perception of Outside the Skin Events OUTS
Sensory Perception of Inside the Skin (INS) events.
Direct Perception of INS
Emotional and Mental Responses to OUTS
Emotional and Mental Responses to INS
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Response
Where Stressors Come From
Stressors could be major life events, daily hassles, things from the physical environment, relationships with others, thoughts, feelings, or physical maladies that have a negative impact on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Low(under-aroused, i.e. bored)
High(over-aroused i.e. overwhelmed)
Stress (Emotional Arousal)