STRESS MANAGEMENT

WHAT IS STRESS?
 Stress is simply the body's non-specific response to any demand made on it.  Stress has physical and emotional effects.  Stress creates positive or negative feelings.  Stress is a process that builds.

The famous „young law‟ says – “Strain is proportional to stress within the elastic limit of a material”

"Fight or Flight"

HOW MANY OF US KNOW WHAT IS STRESS ???

LEVELS OF STRESS

Acute stress Episodic acute stress Chronic stress

WHY ME ???
• Stress is not equal for everyone. Emotional status

 Physiological

OPTIMUM LEVEL OF STRESS
“ When we are tempted to compete and compare our selves with others, we should remember that each and every one is unique in itself and each of us have some contribution to make life around us . But all these differences which make life interesting are only 1% but what unites us is

99% that we have in common .”

TYPES OF STRESS
 POSITIVE STRESS (eustress)  NEGATIVE STRESS (distress)

POSITIVE STRESS :
 Going on holiday  Preparing for wanted guests,  Starting a new job.  Meeting new people  Attending a job interview  Playing

NEGATIVE STRESS :
 Dealing with illness
 Bad news,  Breaking down in the car on a busy / deserted road,  Losing a much needed / wanted job  Working when tired

SYMPTOMS OF STRESS :
 Physical  Emotional & behavioral  Relational

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS :
 Sleep disturbances  High blood pressure

 Hair loss
 Asthama & short breath

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS :
 Nervousness , anxiety
 Out of control  Frustration  Memory problems  Lack of concentration

RELATIONAL SYMTOMS :
 Arguing nature
 Over reaction  Frequent job changes  Misconceptions

 Phobias
 Nervousness & depression

WHAT TRIGGERS STRESS RESPONSE???
 Internal stressors
 External stressors  Medical stuff

EFFECTS OF POSITIVE STRESS
Excitement Anticipation Enthusiasm Active participation

EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE STRESS
Illness
Trauma (physical and / or psychological ) Excessive sensory stimulation, e.g. noise Pain

OVERCOMING STRESS
“Avoid procrastination and the stress that is its inevitable baggage but remember to live for the day.”

MANAGING STRESS
Become aware of your stressors. Recognize what you can change. Reduce intensity of your emotional reactions. Learn to moderate your physical reactions.

SWOT ANALYSIS

S - TRENGTH W - EAKNESS O - BJECTIVE T - ECHNIQUES

STRENGTH

WEAKNESSS
“Informed decision making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” - SCOTT ADAMS

OBJECTIVES & TECHNIQUES
Jim Rohn quotes (American Speaker and Author. He is famous for motivational audio programs for Business and Life.) "First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end."

TYPES OF CONTROLS

PHYSICAL CONTROL EMOTIONAL CONTROL

PHYSICAL CONTROL
 IMPROVE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS.
SLEEP  BETTER EATING  MORE EXERCISE.

EMOTIONAL CONTROL
Stress depends on our emotional state and self-image. Appropriate emotional control can be a lifesaver.

WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS
 Stress

Workout

 Yoga  Pranayam  Sleep  EMDR

STRESS WORKOUT
 Regular exercise.
Walking is effective. Helps general fitness.

YOGA
 Yoga is as old as life itself.

 Yoga helps us how to think, behave and grow to our fullest maturity.  It helps one to increase selfconfidence.

EMDR Stands for
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

- discovered by Francine Shapiro in 1987

Where is EMDR used ???
EMDR is "a widely validated treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder“.
In Ailments such as: Traumatic memories of war, Natural disaster, Industrial accidents,

Highway carnage,
Crime.

EMDR helps……..overcoming
Phobias Generalized anxiety Learning disabilities Eating disorders Substance abuse

SUMMARY
Stress – an important factor

Stress - is a physical & emotional demand of the body.
 Recognize stress in your self.  Use techniques to overcome stress like: Yoga

 Relaxation
 self control

THANK YOU
Your questions or queries are welcome.

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