Stress Management Strategies

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Abstract Stress may cause some people to suffer from mental and physical health problems. No one appears to be immune to stress regardless of age. It may be possible to reduce stress through physical activity such as exercise including yoga. Some individuals handle stress by using coping methods such as distancing, gratification, and physical activity. Developing healthy coping mechanisms may be an important key in managing stress. Organizations that implement stress management interventions may be able to assist employs in preventing or reducing stress related problems. Strategies in Stress Management Stress appears to be a common problem that may lead to a variety of physical and mental health disorders. Learning to identify…show more content…
They were subjected to physical, and mental abuse, and neglect while they resided in their birth home. This resulted in tremendous stress, which has been demonstrated through various behavioral problems. These children are a sibling group that consists of two boys, and one girl, the youngest. They were ages seven, six, and three when I became their foster mom. Initially my children suffered from homesickness and stress related to the removal from their birth home. The shock of this huge change in their lives resulted in various stress driven behaviors. All three of these children had frequent uncontrollable tantrums. The oldest boy was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and other stress-related problems. These problems were caused by abuse and neglect that occurred while he was with his birth family. At age seven, the oldest boy could read on a seventh grade level. He was academically gifted, but his maturity level was similar to that of a three year old. He had very little self-control, and he frequently had temper tantrums. The tantrums were so bad he would sometimes scream for thirty or more minutes. After approximately thirty days, we had to give up our efforts to foster him. His problems coupled with that of his two siblings were too difficult for us to handle. I was personally suffering from elevated stress during this…show more content…
The biggest problem seemed to be establishing a regular bedtime. The children exhibited signs of stress at night, which included fear, anxiety, difficulty sleeping. I discovered that measures such as leaving doors open and using night-lights were helpful. After a while children appeared to gradually discover their own personal coping mechanisms. Health problems related to stress are a major public health dilemma. During the years 2009 and 2010, a group of fourteen working-men sought care in Stockholm, Sweden. They displayed minor mental dysfunctions, indicative of stress. Interviews and analysis were conducted with the men using qualitative content analysis. Problems identified included problems setting limits, a lack of social support, and large work demands (Sandmark, Sarvento-Håkansson, Franke, & Akhavan, 2014). These mens’ problems indicated mental and physical dysfunctions. Stressors were identified in the individuals, and in their work life. These findings show that it is possible to implement a successful prevention program that includes coping strategies. Through the implementation of workplace policies and modifications, supervisors and human resource managers could prevent or modify stress problems among employees (Sandmark et al.,
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