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Stress Reduction and Management for Educators --> Stress and Physical/Mental Issues

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I have learn that stress comes in all forms even when we are not aware.  I intend to use this lesson in my classes to help my student recognize and become more aware of stress and how it affects our lives.

I have been practice this for a while to relax myself.  It is refreshing to review this over again to re-enforce the need for stress relief.

I learned about the different levels of stress. All stress is not  bad but too much exposure to toxic stress can cause burnout.

Stress can come in a variety of forms both internally and externally. Some stress is healthy but longterm stressors can cause many health problems such as cardiovascular disease (heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes). Getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and finding an outlet will help manage stress.

I try to teach my students to channel the stress they feel from school into positive outcomes.  

Stress can cause heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

Everyone of us has stress in different levels and categories.I intend to use the techniques learned here to release stress to my students who have high level of stress while studying both emotional and psychological.

I like the "three good things" approach and would love to implement at the end of class to leave with a positive note

I like the information regarding PMR (progressive muscle relaxation) and will try this out.

I really like the idea of stopping my students and having them do some deep breathing exercises prior to quizzes to try to relax them.  They are usually so focused on getting the quiz and spilling all of the information out at once, but I think it will do them good to stop and breath for a moment or two first and hopefully relax.  We will see how it goes!

I have learned that recognition is the key.  We as adults are sometimes so busy that we just ignore the symptoms and just keep on going because that is what it means to be an adult.  

I learned a lot of new methods to dealing with stress, and the importance of handling acute stress before it becomes chronic stress. I learned and will implement PMR and i will start considering where to make improvements in my life.  

I have learned that taking vitamins and listening to PRM music may help ease stress, I will apply both to my life.

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