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Stress & Anxiety Presentation

May 13, 2015

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  • 1.How OurBodies React ToStress AndAnxietyaddo I RECOVERYPRESENTED BY

2. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING THATHAPPENS WHEN YOUR BODYSSENSORY SYSTEM DETECTS STRESS? 3. YOUR BRAINSHYPOTHALAMUSSENDS A SIGNAL TOYOUR ADRENALGLANDS 4. THE ADRENALgLANDS, LOCATED JUSTABOVE THE KIDNEY, THEN DUMPBUCKET LOADS OF ADRENALINEINTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM. 5. THIS PROCESS OF LOADING YOUR BLOOD STREAM WITHADRENALINE LEADS TO WHAT IS CALLED THEFIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSEREACTIONS INCLUDE: INCREASED HEART RATE RELAXATION OF THE BLADDER SHAKING PALING OR FLUSHING DILATION OF THE PUPILS IMPROVED STRENGTH HIGHER PAIN TOLERANCE INCREASED ENERGY 6. HOWEVER, THERE IS ANOTHERPOWERFUL, YET LESS KNOWNHORMONE AT WORK, BEINGRELEASED BY YOURADRENAL GLANDS. 7. ITS CALLEDcortisol CORTISOL IS REALEASED IN RESPONSE TOSTRESS. ALL STRESS: PHYSICAL, MENTAL,EMOTIONAL. CORTISOL GENERATES NEW ENERGY FROMSTORED PRESERVES, AND DIVERTS THISENERGY FROM BASIC BODILY FUNCTIONS(SUCH AS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM) IN ORDER TOSURVIVE MORE IMMEDIATE THREATS. 8. THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT PROCESS CAN BE HELPFUL WHEN WE AREIN HIGHLY ELEVATED, STRESSFUL SITUATIONS.HOWEVER, IT IS UNNECESSARY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OFTIME AND CAN HAVE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS IF ENDUREDBEYOND TEMPORARY EPISODES. FURTHER IN THIS LESSON, WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW AND WHYELEVATED STRESS AND ANXIETY IS DANGEROUS.THANK YOU!PLEASE RETURN TO THE ONLINELESSON TO CONTINUE.

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