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  1. Stress and teens Stephanie Morgen Grades 9-12

  2. The Body • Body needs homeostasis • Homeostasis: steady state • Homeostasis is disrupted during stress • Body does not remain in equilibrium • Health problems occur because of this • Stress Relieving Intro. Video

  3. What is stress? • Forces affecting the individual • Internal/External • Physical, mental, or emotional strain/tension • Eustress vs. Distress

  4. The Sympathetic Nervous System • “Fight or Flight” Response • Increased heart rate • Increased blood pressure • Increased alertness

  5. Parasympathetic Nervous System • “Rest and Digest” system • Returning to a balanced/relaxed state • Slow heart rate • Pupils constrict

  6. Eustress: “Good Stress” • Positive stress • Keeps a person healthy and happy • Stressors are challenges – not threats • Gives a feeling of fulfillment

  7. Eustress Examples: What are YOUR positive stressors? Good Grades Birthday/Holidays New Job/Promotion

  8. Distress: “Bad Stress” • Negatively affecting a person’s health • Strain/Anxiety/Suffering • Mental pain/anguish • Harms immune system and causes illness

  9. Distress Examples: What are YOUR negative stressors? Homework/School Peer Pressure Job Loss

  10. What causes YOU to stress? School Homework Exams Peer Pressure Sports Making Friends Other Family Jobs Body Changes Team Sports Sick/Lack of Sleep Ugh! Stress Stinks!

  11. Physical Effects: • Stomachache • Headache • Sweating • Diarrhea • Fatigue • Nausea • Hives • Irritability • Aggression • Sex drive change • Muscle tension/pain

  12. Emotional/Mental Effects: • Anxiety, restlessness, irritability, moodiness • Lack of motivation, indecisive • Sadness/depression, constantly worried • Forgetful, poor concentration I’m late!

  13. Behavior Effects: • Overeating/under-eating • Drug/alcohol abuse Grrr.. • Angry outbursts • Social withdrawal • Nervous tics: • Nail biting, hair pulling, etc.

  14. How Do YOU DealWith Stress?

  15. Stress Management: the 4 A’s • Avoid stressor • Alter stressor • Adapt to stressor • Accept the stressor

  16. Avoid Stressor Alter Stressor Learn to say no Express feelings - Don’t keep in Control environment Be assertive - Discuss problems Create a schedule Time Management - To Do List Compromise

  17. Adapt to Stressor Accept Stressor View other perspectives Look for the upside - Situation’s neg./pos. Adjust standards Share feelings - Be reasonable Focus on positive Be forgiving

  18. Management Strategies: Relaxation time Enjoyable activity Connect with others Sense of humor/happy