7.2 Stress Management – Work File Review
Carefully complete all work to prepare for the 7.2 quiz.
Site: Health Education: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Drug Use 1. Scroll down the page, select “Youth Stress Scale” and complete the test. 2. Using the information gleaned from “Your Stress Scale,” write a brief statement pertaining to your score and to your stress level. (Total 30 points) Site: Feelings & Emotions: Stress
1. Identify five symptoms of chronic stress: (10 points)
b. Adominal Distress
c. Chest Discomfort
e. Sleep Disturbance
2. Explain the “fight or flight reaction.” (4 points)
physical reactions associated with a preparation for violent muscular action. 3. List five “stress busters” and why they are effective in fighting stress. (10 points total---2 points per answer) a. Breathe Deeply-we are stressed we tend to take shallow and hold a lot of tension in our belly. The remedy is belly breathing. When you are particularly stressed it is the perfect time to practice this. Breathe in slowly through your nose and make sure that as you do so your belly expands like a balloon being inflated b. Consciously tense -and relaxWhen we are stressed we tend to hold a lot of tension in our bodies often without knowing it. Our backs and necks in particular can be very tense. Take a few moments to consciously tense your muscles and then relax them. Work your way around your body. Tense your arms and hands for one breath and then release the tension. Do the same with your legs and feet. Then your whole body. c. Think Positively-Too often we stress ourselves by thinking about all the things that could go wrong, or dwelling on those that have already done so. Rather than this, use your imagination to concentrate on what might go right! Visualize successful results. * d. Relaxation techniques-There are a host of relaxation techniques that you can choose from. One, similar to the...