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symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder Borderline personality disorder has many features in common with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder as these are described in the DSM-IV (APA, 1994). Individuals who have experienced early abuse may be continue to be distressed by these events into adult life and experience reliving of these episodes in the form of […]

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MANAGING EMOTIONS AND STRESS

MANAGING EMOTIONS AND STRESS Infants develop ongoing and characteristic ways of managing stress and negative feelings. These are variously called adaptive and defence mechanisms and refer to various strategies that an individual uses to manage anxiety and feelings. Parents may directly influence an infant’s defence style by discouraging or encouraging certain behaviours. For example, strong […]

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More than 80% of the body stress relate to diseases

More than 80% of the body stress relate to diseases!    When we are under too much pressure, the body's various systems will alert us, Prefessor Fan, a psychology prefessor at Tsinghua University, and of course, each person's physical condition is different, the reaction will be different.    The digestive system is the most sensitive reaction under too much pressure. People may have […]

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psychological hardiness and stress

psychological hardiness and stress Perhaps the most essential prevention is developing a sense of psychological hardiness, a concept promoted by Salvadore Maddi and Suzanne Kobasa (Maddi, 1999; Maddi & Kobasa, 1984). Hardiness is characterized by a sense of challenge, control, and commitment. Challenge refers to perceiving stressful situations and problems as opportunities for problem solving, […]

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Stress Management in Groups

Stress Management in Groups Th ere is obvious value to doing stress management in group settings. Since students can learn progressive muscular relaxation training as readily in a group of 10 as in an individual session, the investment in staff time is signifi – cantly reduced. Moreover, the opportunity for students to helpfully share the […]

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humor stress management techniques

humor stress management techniques Don’t laugh—or, rather, do laugh! Cynical readers might snicker at the notion of humor as a signifi cant approach to stress management, but I encourage them to have a good laugh instead, which is better for stress than a snicker. According to a growing body of research, humor results in a […]

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types of yoga therapy to relieve stress

types of yoga therapy to relieve stress Th ough predating the concept of stress management by centuries, yoga can be a particularly eff ective stress-management approach. Th ere is certainly a wide range of yoga practices, but the most common ones rely on a combination of gentle physical exertion and focused attention. Many yoga sessions […]

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cognitive restructuring techniques for stress

cognitive restructuring techniques for stress Maladaptive response to stress is typically multidimensional, oft en involving cognitive distortion, physiologically disruptive responses, and ineff ective behavioral choices. For stress management to be eff ective, an integrated biopsychosocial approach is necessary. A combination of the following techniques is generally more eff ective than employing a single approach. Cognitive […]

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common causes of stress among students

common causes of stress among students Like everyone else, students have individual responses to similar situations. Giving a 10-minute presentation, having a fi rst date, or moving across country to attend college may be experienced as excitingly positive or disturbingly stressful, depending on the individual. While reactions to potential stressors vary, the situations that tend […]

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physical signs of stress

physical signs of stress  Stress is psychological and physical arousal to the demands of life. A stressful situation is one appraised as taxing or exceeding one’s personal resources and endangering well-being. Richard Lazarus states that “stress is a condition or feeling when a person perceives demands exceeding personal and social resource[s]” (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984). […]

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