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What Is Stress ?

Stress results from the inability of the body physiology to maintain balance or “ HOMEOSTASIS.”

The way our body and mind react to life changes.

Types of Stress

Acute Traumatic Stress :

  • Critical Incident Stress produces considerable psychological distress
  • A normal reaction to abnormal events

Post Traumatic Stress :

  • Severe stress produced by severe psychological trauma created by unresolved Critical Incident Stress Produces lasting changes

Cumulative Stress :

  • Stress builds up in your body. It becomes more difficult to alleviate your symptoms
  • You may have more serious physical symptoms
  • You may have more serious mental anguish

Symptoms of Stress

Short term effects of stress

  • Dry mouth
  • Cool skin
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Increased sweating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Faster heart rate
  • Tense muscles
  • Feelings of nausea
  • Butterflies in your stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • A desire to urinate

Long term effects of stress

  • Migraine
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Pressure
  • Constipation
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Infertility
  • Diabetes
  • Joint Pain
  • Dementia


  • Emotional
  • Defensive
  • Irritable
  • Irrational
  • Defensive
  • Hostile
  • Critical
  • Talking too fast
  • Talking too loud
  • Nail biting
  • Grinding teeth
  • Drumming fingers
  • Over reacting


  • You may not make good decisions
  • Your fine motor skills are affected
  • You may no longer enjoy your work
  • Your attention span may be affected
  • You may have more negative thoughts
  • Your self confidence will suffer
  • You may have difficulty concentrating
  • All of your positive energy is consumed

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