Stress Project: Bethany Hamilton
Judah Williams & Caitlin Thompson
Physical Causes of Stress
Mental Causes of Stress
At first, Bethany had no idea if she was ever going to be able to get back in the water again. She said that she only thought for a couple of times that she actually wouldn't. Which would basically be the end for her, because surfing is practically what this girl strives for and to be able to go out and have fun with her friends but it all changed when she lost her arm. Later on, Bethany got back in to the water and decided to try surfing again. She out all her effort into it and mentally that was stressful for her because it was something she could either be really successful at or something she just wasn't going to be able to do ever again in her life.
In the interview above it shows a talk between Bethany Hamilton and Oprah. During the interview Oprah asks Bethany if she had any pain during the shark attack. Bethany replied saying that she felt no pain at all when it happened, that she was more of in shock than anything. She said that she was thinking of how she wasn't going to be able to surf again and that was the only thing really on her mind.
Stress Reducer Techniques
Bethany used the water to cure her stresses of it all. Instead of sitting there all day moping around trying to figure out if she could ever surf again she got up, got her board, and started the process of getting back into surfing. She used her to dad to coach her, her brother would video each 'practice' they shared and let her watch her advantages and disadvantages. This helped Bethany to get better and a few weeks later she was back in surfing competitions.