Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques Jen Schumacher February 22nd, 2012 Understanding Stress Stressors - events or environmental stimulus that cause a person to feel tense or aroused

Stress - physical, mental, and/or emotional strain resulting from stressors Eustress v. Distress The aim of stress management, then, is not to eliminate stress entirely but to control it so an optimal level of arousal is present. Seyle, 1974

Factors that Impact Stress Duration Intensity Frequency Familiarity Controllability Personality

Symptoms of Stress Physical Signs Emotional Signs Behavioral Signs Dealing with Stressors

Appraisal Event Response Resources Tools for Stress

Management Physical: Nutrition Exercise Sleep Biofeedback Massage

Progressive Relaxation Tools for Stress Management Cognitive (thoughts): Self-talk Meditation

Imagery Refocusing Strategies Systematic Relaxation Tools for Stress Management Behavioral:

Assertiveness Time-management Support Groups Segmentation The Breath Relaxation Exercise

Application in the Workplace Segmentation before and after work Image the task at hand 10-minute brisk walk 5-minute relaxation Releasing and refocusing breath

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