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Student Support Services
Stress Management
Developed by Camilla Bravo
Designed by Alex Wilson
Coping Methods
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Self-Understanding/
Awareness
a) Get feedback from others
on how they see you
b) Keep track of your stress
level
c) Find out what is
controllable in your life and
what isn’t
d) Be honest with yourself
e) Don’t always strive for
perfection
f) Be yourself
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Relaxation
a) Focus to one thing at a time
b) Learn to play again
c) Laugh
d) Increase
e) Clear your mind
f) Develop a hobby
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Physical Exercise
a) Begin with a medical check-up
b) Plan for vigorous exercise weekly
c) Practice good posture
d) Work off your anger
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Nutrition
 Biofeedback
a) Take time to eat
a) Listen to your body signals
b) Eat balanced meals
b) Be sensitive to life
c) If snacking, eat only
c) Plan daily practice session of
nutritious, natural snacks
consciously reducing stress of
thinking positive
d) Identify and steer clear of
hidden food additives, i.e.,
caffeine, sugar, etc
 Time Management
e)Drink plenty of water
a) Organize your life according to
personal priorities
Letting go
b) Provide for variety within your life
a) Confront your fears
c) Set goals for accomplishment of
tasks
b) Practice self-expression
d) Make clear choices
c) Accept what you cannot
change
e) Define the purpose of work
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Environment
a) Provide security and
comfort
b) provide a quiet spot for
yourself
c) Reduce the noise level
Take the Stress Test
Which type of stress is most prominent
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Physical Stress
Mental
Social
Spiritual
Holiday Stress
Or a combination of
more than one
http://www.stresstips.com/stresstest.html
Focusing on Holiday Stress
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Causes
-Emphasizing gifts
-Assuming all the responsibility
-“Getting everything done”
-Commercial pressures
-Sad memories
-Unfulfilled resolutions
-Unrealistic expectations
Family Stressors
-Feeling like a kid again
-Seeing your grown children
-Feeling isolated or alienated
Ways to help with these stressors
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Plan an Agenda
Reverse roles and invite
your parents to your
home
Clarify expectations
Expect the normal
tensions
Importantly have fun!!!
How Vulnerable are you to stress??
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http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/health-info/stress/vul-stre.html
Questions??
*To earn credit for this workshop please
click here for evaluation form.*

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