Coping With Stress I don’t have a very good mechanism for dealing with stress in my life. I have a bad habit of not taking care of things that will become stressful to me, and when I start getting too stressed out because of them, I just want to go hide from the stress. When I do let myself get too stressed, I try and take a break from whatever is causing the stress and listen to music to relax myself a little bit. Listening to music is normally a good way to relax me enough to be able to handle whatever stress I am feeling. In the future, I might want to try some sort of meditation to help me to handle my stress. I’ve heard many people, including some of my nursing friends, say how good meditation is for relaxation and for stress management. I have not tried it myself, but I think it would be a good method for relieving myself of stress in my life as well as helping me to know myself a little better by having a chance to reflect on my life. I need to learn to avoid some of the stress in my life. A lot of the things I do only add to my stress. I procrastinate very badly in my work sometimes, so when the deadlines come up, I do not feel prepared or ready to turn in assignments or to take tests or do other important tasks. I need to learn to manage my time better in the future so that I do not leave tasks until the last minute and add unnecessary stress to my life. I could also learn to limit myself to the tasks that I commit to. Sometimes, I want to help people out so much that I commit to more tasks than I can handle. For example, I work at night, so sometimes my nurses will call me and ask me if I can come in to work and help out because they are short or
Stress Coping Strategies
1. Your new puppy literally ate your homework and the flash drive/cd on which it was saved (sorry, you did not save the file on your hard drive either).
Effective Emotion-Focused Coping Strategy:
Since your puppy literally ate your homework, the flash drive which it was saved on, and you didn’t save it to your hard drive you can deny the existence of the problem or accept it. The effective emotion-focused strategy would be to accept the fact that your dog ate your…
Coping with Stress
Learning Team A
Physical Effects of Stress
include but not limited to
• Chest pains
• High Blood Pressure
• Aches and pains
• Lack of sex drive
Emotional Effects of Stress
include but not limited to
• Mood Swings
• The feeling of being overwhelmed
• Substance abuse
Cognitive Effects of
• When a person is under an acute or large amount of
stress it can make the thought process more difficult
and may take longer…
Stress and Coping
The Role of Perceived Control
1. Control deprivation in animals
2. Learned helplessness in people
3. Reactions to physical illness
4. Controlling our thoughts
Prologue: What is perceived control?
An expected relation (or contingency) between responses/behaviours and outcomes.
“If you do X, you will achieve outcome Y”
Q: Is perceived control important?
Part 1: Control Deprivation in animals
Dogs in a shuttle-box at the University of Pennsylvania; a light comes on, and…
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they are put in a situation that makes them have to deal with stress, appraisal, and coping methods. Many people have very different views and opinions on how to handle such situations. This could either help them or hurt them in the long run, but I believe that how you choose to deal with stress can be a learning experience in itself.
Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding…
In addition, many other classifications of coping strategies or techniques are subsets of Lazarus and Folkman’s transactional framework of stress-coping model. The 2 coping strategies from Folkman and Lazarus are Problem-focused coping and Emotion-focused coping. Problem-focused coping approaches refer to the efforts made by the individual to change the stressful situation or even reducing the stressor(s). For example…
Coping Strategies- Problem-focused Versus Emotion-focused
Coping strategies refer to the specific efforts, both behavioral and psychological, that people employ to master, tolerate, reduce or minimize stressful events. There are two general coping strategies which have been distinguished. Problem-focused strategies are efforts to do something active to alleviate stressful circumstances, where as emotion-focused coping strategies involve efforts to regulate the emotional consequences of stressful…
Stress is "an unpleasant state of emotional and physiological arousal that people experience in situations that they perceive as dangerous or threatening to their well-being" (Kalat, J.W. 1993). The word stress means different things to different people. Some people define stress as events or situations that cause them to feel tension, pressure, or negative emotions such as anxiety and anger. Others view stress as the response to these situations. This response includes physiological changes-such…
Pender Ch. 8
“Stress Management and Health Promotion”
More than ¾ of visits to health care professionals are attributed to or made worse by stress.
Stress is inevitable, unavoidable, human experience in any society and more often with rapid and accelerating change.
General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)= internal and external manifestations of stress; “fight or flight” response. Examples of stress behaviors: dilation of pupils, ↑ respiratory rate, ↑ heart rate, ↑ perspiration, ↑ BP, ↑ muscle tension…
Coping is the ability to both protect our self from outside threats and adjust or adapt to life changes and challenges. The Coping Brain consists of three parts. The first which is the Neocortex, also referred to as the “Captain” of our brain is by far the largest and most powerful learning tool in the universe. This thinking brain contains 85% of our total brain cells for learning. Our thinking brain can tell us when we can not cope and need help. The two other parts include our instinctive parts…
Stress With College Students
“How am I going to get all of this homework and studying done by Tuesday?” I said to my freshman-self as I sat at my cluttered desk on a Friday night after finishing a shift at work.
I felt so inexperienced and immature. “I won’t always feel like this…” I thought while looking at five assignment sheets at once, “surely I will get used to this workload eventually.”
Little did I know I would experience this same overwhelming feeling of stress that filled…