Managing emotions

Managing emotions - What are your FEARS? Stress Management:...

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What are your FEARS?
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Stress Management: Physiological Effects
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MIND-BODY CONNECTION PNI = Psychoneuroimmunology seeks to understand the complex communications between/among the nervous system, the mind, immune system, and their implications for health. Also examine psychosocial factors (optimism & social support) moderate stress response. Compromised immune system = common cold, healing, cancer (T cells & B cells) all help identify and destroy all foreign substances PNI studies : traumatic stress can impair immunity for as long as a year Stress lead to increased susceptibility to cold Increased defense Stress hormones play a role in the progression of breast cancer in subjects more anxiety, higher stress, and less social support 2 stress responses = Fight-Flight response & withdrawing reaction [person pull back to conserve energy] Female Stress response = “ ; in response to stress, females engage in nurturing activities protect themselves & offspring (more social)
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Stress Management: Physiological Effects PNI (continued) “sad or depressing thoughts produce changes in brain chemistry that have a detrimental effect on the body’s
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