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Managing Stress & Anxiety. Chapter 8 Standard: 1.1.2 Students will apply and justify effective strategies for responding to stress. Essential Question-I Can. What is stress? I Can Statement: I can learn more about stress and how important it is to deal with stress in a healthy way.

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managing stress anxiety

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Chapter 8

Standard: 1.1.2 Students will apply and justify effective strategies for responding to stress.

essential question i can
Essential Question-I Can

What is stress?

I Can Statement:

I can learn more about stress and how important it is to deal with stress in a healthy way.

lesson 1 effects of stress
Lesson 1Effects of Stress
  • List situations that cause you stress.
  • When you are stressed, what thoughts and emotions do you have?
  • What physical symptoms do you have when stressed?
  • Stress: the reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands
  • Perception: the act of becoming aware through the senses.
  • Stressor: anything that causes stress. (people, objects, places, events)
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Vocabulary - continued
  • Psychosomatic Response: physical reaction that results from stress rather than from an injury or illness.
  • Psycho: means of the mind. Somatic: means of the body. (sleep disorders, skin disorders, stomach & digestive disorders.
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Vocabulary - continued
  • Chronic Stress: associated with long term problems that are beyond a person’s control. Chronic stress can last for months; upset stomach, headache, insomnia, appetite change, feeling anxious.
reacting to stress
Reacting To Stress
  • Not necessarily good or bad.
  • Can have positive or negative effects.
  • Can motivate you to do your best.
  • Give you extra energy to reach goals.
what causes stress
What Causes Stress?
  • Stressors – 5 General Categories of Stressors:
  • Biological: illness, disabilities or injuries.
  • Environmental: poverty, pollution, crowding, noise, disasters.
  • Cognitive or Thinking: they way you perceive a situation.
  • How it effects you and the world around you.
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Stressors - continued
  • Personal Behaviors:
  • 1. Negative reactions in the mind and body.
  • 2. Caused by tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
  • 3. Physical inactivity.
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Stressors - continued
  • Life Situations
  • 1. death 2. separation 3. trouble with relationships

Complete the following:

When I am at the doctor’s office, I feel....

During a test, I feel………………

Having a disagreement with a friend makes me feel………………………………

the body s stress response
The Body’s Stress Response
  • When threatened your body will respond. Two Body Systems Involved:
  • 1. Nervous System
  • 2. Endocrine System

Both are reactive to stress, mostly involuntary or automatic.

3 stages regardless of stressor
3 Stages Regardless of Stressor
  • 1. Alarm: 1st stage of stress response. Go to a higher alert, fight or flight/run response.

A. Physical Symptoms:

pupil dilation, perspire, faster heart rate & pulse, rise in blood pressure, faster breathing, increase in muscle tension.

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Alarm Stage - continued

Body Responses

  • Hypothalamus: releases a hormone that acts on the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain, receives danger signals.
  • Pituitary: stimulates adrenal gland.
  • Adrenal Glands: secrete adrenaline, emergency hormone.
stage 2 stage 3
Stage 2 – Stage 3
  • Resistance: People have been known to accomplish incredible feats in this stage.
  • Fatigue: A tired feeling takes over and lowers level of activity, the body and mind become exhausted.
symptoms of stress
Symptoms of Stress
  • Physical Signs: headache, upset stomach
  • Emotional Signs: edginess, crying
  • Mental Signs: can’t think, losing sense of humor
  • Behavioral Signs: not eating, over eating, talking
strategies for handling stress
Strategies for Handling Stress
  • Take a deep breath & think it through
  • Redirect the stress response (physical activity)
  • Stop and think
  • Give yourself breaks
physical effects
Physical Effects
  • Headache
  • Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Weakened Immune


mental emotional social effects
Mental-Emotional & Social Effects
  • Difficulty In Concentration
  • Mood Swings
  • Risks of Substance Abuse
taking control of chronic stress
Taking Control of Chronic Stress
  • Engage in Physical Activity
  • Look for Support Among Your Friends & Family
  • Find a Hobby to Relax
  • Avoid Using Drugs