stressor: Events that produce physical and or psychological demands on an individual.
stress: A complex series of psychological and physical reactions that occur as one responds to a situation.
eustress: Events or conditions that create positive effects, such as making one feel happy, challenged, or successful.
distress: Events of conditions that that produce unwanted or negative outcomes
GAS: General adaptation syndrome (GAS) the three-stage manner in which the human body responds to stress: three stages: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion
What are some “red flags” that stress controls your life?
Frustration, anxiety, anger, irritable, too much food
3 Good Stress Management Techniques:
Managing your time, deep breathing, journal writing, physical exercise
defense mechanism: ways of thinking and behaving to reduce or eliminate anxious and guilt feelings
repression: blocking unpleasant thoughts or feelings
(ex. A woman suppresses the memory of being sexually abused as a child)
denial: refusing to acknowledge unpleasant situations or feelings
(ex. A young man does not accept the fact that he was diagnosed with terminal illness)
projection: attributing unacceptable thoughts, feelings, or urges to someone else
(ex. A woman accuses her boyfriend of being unfaithful while repressing her desire to have an affair)
displacement: redirecting a feeling or response toward a target that usually is less of a threat
(ex. An abused wife doesn’t fight back, but mistreats her child instead)
regression: reducing anxiety by acting immature or to feel more secure
(ex. A 6 year old begins to suck his thumb after the birth of his little brother)
rationalization: making up false or self-serving excuses for unpleasant behavior or situations
(ex. A man makes excuses for not being able to be hired for a job)
self-esteem: the extent to which a person feels worth and useful
1. appreciate their positive traits and...