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  1. Stress in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    Children and teens notice and react to stress in their family and also experience their own stress. It is important to recognize stress in children and teens and help them with healthy coping strategies. The strategies they learn often stay with them into adulthood. Generally,anything that may cause children fear and anxiety can cause stress. This can include being away from home,starting a ...

  2. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises - Topic Overview

    The way you breathe affects your whole body. Full,deep breathing is a good way to reduce tension,feel relaxed,and reduce stress. Roll breathing The object of roll breathing is to develop full use of your lungs and get in touch with the rhythm of your breathing. It can be practiced in any position,but it is best to learn it lying on your back,with your knees bent. Place your left hand on ...

  3. Quick Tips: Reducing the Stress of Caregiving - Get started

    Caring for a family member who has a disability or a chronic illness can be rewarding. But it's also demanding. One of the keys to being a successful caregiver is to manage stress by seeking support and taking care of yourself. Think about the kinds of caregiving tasks or situations that trigger stress for you. Then you can focus on one or two things you can do that will help the most to ...

  4. Stress Management - Ways to Relieve Stress

    Some of the most useful stress management skills you can learn are healthy coping strategies. Many of these can be done with little or no instruction. No one strategy is preferable; you need to find what works best for you. Using these techniques regularly until they become habits that are part of your lifestyle is the key. Use this coping strategies evaluation form(What is a PDF document?) to ...

  5. Stress Management: Reducing Stress by Being Assertive

    Poor communication is one of the biggest causes of stress at work and home. Being unable to talk about your needs,concerns,and frustrations can create stress. Being assertive helps you communicate without causing stress to yourself and others. Assertiveness is a skill that you can learn and put into practice. Key Points Assertive communication means speaking up for yourself in a thoughtful,...

  6. Stress Management - Causes of Stress

    Long - term (chronic) stress is the type of stress that causes the most serious problems. It is caused by a host of irritating hassles over a period of time, or an ongoing, difficult situation. Conditions that may lead to chronic stress include:Health problems, if you have a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis. Emotional problems, such as unexpressed or uncontrolled anger,

  7. Stress Management - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more.

  8. Stress Management - Topic Overview

    Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the "fight - or - flight" stress response. Some stress is normal and even useful. It can help if you need

  9. Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

    Childhood isn't all fun and games. Even young children can feel worried and stressed. Stress can come from outside,such as family,friends,and school. It can also come from children themselves. Just like adults,children often expect too much of themselves and then feel stressed when they feel that they have failed. What are signs of stress in children and teens? Why is it important to ...

  10. Stress Management - Setting a Goal to Reduce Stress

    Set a goal in three steps If you're ready to reduce stress in your life,setting a goal may help. Try following these three steps: Find out what creates stress for you. Think about your coping strategies. Try using a stress journal to record stressful events,your response to them,and how you coped. Think about why you want to reduce stress. You might want to protect your heart and your ...

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