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Stress comes in many forms and affects everyone differently. Stress isn't necessarily negative. A healthy balance of stress allows us to meet that dead line or keep pushing forward to reach our goals. However, it can poorly affect our health or cause debilitating anxiety. To aide in stress management, strive for promotion of health, seek early diagnosis and treatment when necessary, and restore one self to an overall healthy state.

Signs and Symptoms of Stress

  • Cold or sweaty hands, feet
  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
  • Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
  • Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
  • Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts

Defense Mechanisms

* Compensation *Denial * Displacement * Repression * Introjection * Undoing * Projection Rationalization * Regression * Sublimation * Reaction formation *

Stress Management Techniques

Relaxation Meditation Biofeedback

Anticipatory Guidance Guided Imagery