Stress Management Part 1

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Sebha University
Good health and the ability to meet effectively the many demands of life require managing the stress. Combining careful assessment and choice of strategies, thoughtful and honest feedback, and continued support, healthcare workers can help people cope more effectively with the innumerable stressors they encounter. Research to discern the interplay of physiological, social, and spiritual responses to stress has yielded important knowledge for practice. However, uncovering the intricate workings of the brain within the context of human stress and coping experiences is a daunting and critical challenge for today’s health researchers. Stress management strategies providing an opportunity for individuals to acquire the necessary skills to cope more effectively and become confident in self-managing. From this awareness, the individual is able to challenge and change perception, decrease stress reactivity, improve self-management skills, and minimize the harmful consequences of stress. This process positively influences health promotion, disease prevention, and symptom management. Understanding influences of stress on health and illness is essential to healthcare practice.
Coping, distress, exercise, healthy diet, humor, sleep hygiene, social support, stress.