Stress Advocacy and Interpersonal Communication Role Play
Class Summary - Today in class we finished our sensory stress balls for those students who choose to do one yesterday. Then in class we talked about how stress can be both a good thing (Eustress) and a negative thing (Distress). We talked about how stress helps us rise to a challenge and get us out of emergency situations. However, this stress can deplete our energy stores and become distress very easily. We talked about different types of stressors and stressors that the students personally have in their lives. We practiced PMR and Visual Imagery. Then we discussed how important it is to have healthy ways to relieve stress because of all of the possible negative stress effects on the body. When finished, we watched a 15 minute Ted Talk on how to make stress work to a student's advantage. The Ted Talk is linked below.
Homework - Test Tuesday, students should bring their stress profiler and their biodot sheet.
Objectives - Students will summarize personal stressors at home, in school and with friends (Standard 1 Core Concepts), Students will explain the body's physical and psychological responses to stressful situations (Standard 1 Core Concepts), Students will evaluate effective strategies for dealing with stress (Standard 1 Core Concepts), Students will demonstrate stress relief techniques (Standard 7 Self Management) (Standard 1 Core Concepts), Students will demonstrate how to effectively communicate stress levels to someone else (Standard 4 Interpersonal Communication), Students will examine barriers to making a healthy decision related to managing stress (Standard 5 Decision Making), Students will make realistic requests to others to promote healthy stress levels (Standard 8 Advocacy)