Coping With Stress
Lilliana, Kazdon, Adam, Joe, Braden
Physical and mental causes of stress
-Major life changes
-Children and family
-Being too busy
-Work or school
-Negative self talk
-Rigid thinking, lack of flexibility
-Unrealistic expectations, perfectionism
What are some ways to reduce stress?
Here are a few other types of coping skills just in case:
-Write (poetry, stories, journal)
-Punch a punching bag
-Read a good book
-Listen to music
-Go somewhere very public (surround yourself with people)
-Talk to someone close to you
Interview with Joe
What was the stressful situation?
Response: "I got into a car accident that resulted in my uncle dying."
How did it make you feel?
Response: "Anxious, stressed, depressed, traumatized."
What was your reaction to the stress?
Response: "I freaked out, after the shock wore off."
What are some coping skills that could have possibly been beneficial to you during that time that you could implement in your future?
Response: "Deep breathing, surrounding myself with supportive people afterwards."