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How Your Body Reacts to Stress and How to Utilize Coping Skills

How Your Body Reacts to Stress and How to Utilize Coping Skills

Author: Jaskaran Batther
Description:

This serves as a basic tutorial for defining stress, how it individually affects us, and how we can identify ways to cope with it (Coping skills). This information can be discussed with your classmates or done individually. 

Fair Use Disclaimer: Portions of these materials have been incorporated under the Fair Use Guidelines and are restricted from further use.

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1)  Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being

2) Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes

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2) Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility

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Tutorial

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For some, stress is a part of our everyday life. The way we respond to this stress is individualized and some can better handle it than others. Go through the following resources to explore how stress impacts your body and how you can effectively cope with it.

How Stress Affects Your Body

This is a short video that demonstrates how your body responds to stress and how it can be harmful if you are overly-stressed.

Source: Ted.Ed. (2015, October 22). How Stress Affects Your Body [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-t1Z5-oPtU

Stress and Your Body

The impact of stress on your body.

Source: Seeker. (2015, March 25). What Does Stress Do To Your Body? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IUZjCSkbrc

How Stress Will Affect Your Body

Being in a constant state of stress can be very harmful for your body. Take a look at the symptoms on these flyer and practice self-monitoring. 

Stress 101

A quick handout that gives you comprehensive discussion regarding stress.

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Source: Source: www.nimh.nih.gov

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Stress Management Strategies

Source: Watchwellcast. (2013, May 23). Stress Management Strategies. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fL-pn80s-c

Some Productive and Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress

Here are some stress management individuals can use either by yourself or even with a group of people. 

Source: Source: PsychCentral.com

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Portions of these materials have been incorporated under the Fair Use Guidelines and are restricted from further use.

The Big Question (s)

Now that you have gone through this brief lesson regarding stress, please utilize the following Google Forms link to respond to the open ended question(s). Your responses are mandatory to receive credit for this lesson.

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