Lecture 3 - Stress Management A Required Skill What's...

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Stress Management A Required Skill
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What’s Stress Mental or physical responses to change Stressor-events or conditions that require your body to make an adjustment Adjustment-attempt to cope to change Eustress-stress that allows us to grow Distress-stress that can have a negative effect Flight or Fight Response
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Defining Stress The word “stress” is often used to represent both the causes and results of disruptive life experiences. The word “stressor” refers to the cause of the disruption of mind-body harmony. The word “stress” refers to symptoms resulting from stressors.
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Biology of Stress Autonomic nervous system-portion of CNS that regulates bodily functions that person does not normally consciously control Sympathetic nervous system-stress arousal Parasympathetic nervous system-slowing systems in response to stress
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Phases Alarm Resistance Exhaustion Possible immunocompetence
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General Adaptation Syndrome 3 Phases:
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HPER-H 263 taught by Professor Brandon during the Fall '06 term at Indiana.

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Lecture 3 - Stress Management A Required Skill What's...

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