Friday, 8 March 2013

Lecture on Stress Management

Lecture on Stress at Work Place by Ms.Mamta Sehwag and Ms.Ashima Malhotra
In this competitive era, Stress is the part of everyone’s life. In Faculty Development programme , we all (Faculty Members) had discussed about causes, problems and most important its management, so the we can work efficiently and can give our best.

Presenters had explained

Stress as:
• A situation that creates excessive psychological or physiological demands on a person.
• An adaptive response to a situation that is perceived as challenging or threatening to the
person’s well-being
• A complex emotion that prepares us for fight or flight.

Various Stages of Stress:
• Alarm Stage
• Resistance Stage
• Exhaustion Stage

Causes of Stress:
• Changes in the workplace
• Technology
• Downsizing
• Task oriented job

Consequences of Stress
• Physiological symptoms
– e.g., increased blood pressure, headaches, heart attacks
• Psychological symptoms
– e.g., job dissatisfaction, tension, anxiety, irritability, boredom, procrastination
• Behavioral symptoms
– Changes in productivity, absence, turnover, eating habits, smoking, drinking, etc.

Tips for Reducing Stress:
• At least two or three times a week, spend time with supportive friends or family.
• Ask for support when you are under pressure. This is a sign of health, not weakness.
• If you have spiritual or religious beliefs, increase or maintain your involvement.
• Use a variety of methods to reduce stress. Consider exercise, nutrition, hobbies, positive thinking, and relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.

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