This program explains exactly what stress is, distinguishes between bad stress and good stress, outlines symptoms of stress overload, and suggests strategies to keep stress levels in check. Not everyone experiences stress in the same way, but Help! I’m Stressed! can help anyone learn how to handle stress better. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online.
Over the last three decades, science has been advancing the understanding of stress—how it impacts the human body and how social standing can make a person more or less susceptible. Through studies of baboons on the plains of Africa and research in the neuroscience labs of Stanford University, scientists are discovering just how lethal stress can be. Understanding how stress works can help people figure out ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. As Stress: Portrait of a Killer shows, stress is not just a state of mind; it’s something measurable and dangerous. A National Geographic Production.
Stress is often unavoidable in today’s job market, but there are ways to handle it so it doesn’t become overwhelming. In this program, viewers learn 15 simple steps to deal with stress: controlling only what you can control, talking with others, reducing caffeine and stimulants, learning relaxation techniques, doing something calming and quiet, keeping things in perspective, learning not to dwell on things, getting regular exercise, using lists, setting priorities, forgiving others, managing your finances, developing communication skills, using visualization, and laughing.