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Unformatted text preview: Focuses on thought/behavior cycle and breaking that cycle Film Notes: Stress Management The average person cannot thrive when exposed to long periods of stress What is stress? o Any pressure/anxiety and individual may be feeling that affects their daily lives o Butterflies in your stomach o Head and backaches o Nausea Why is stress bad? o Causes health issues o Constant levels of stress an lead to heart problems o Can affect parts of your body that defend sickness Medical approach o Medication/drugs Restores balance of chemicals in the brain People can become tolerant to medications and need to up their dosage Psychological approach o Relieving stress by having someone sympathetic to talk to o Gets to the core of the stressors Strategies o Reduce stress by changing behavior Time management Set goals Exercise o Change the way you think about the world Perceiving a situation as stressful causes stress...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Seibert during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
- Fall '08