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COPING WITH STRESS – IMPROVING RESILIENCE

                                      People react to stress differently.


        UNHELPFUL STRATEGIES
        ● Smoking
        ● Over eating /under eating

        ● Drug/alcohol misuse
        ● Zoning out watching TV
        ● Occupying every minute of your time to avoid
           facing a problem.
        ● Isolating yourself from others.



        HELPFUL STRATEGIES
        ● Learn to overcome your unhelpful thoughts
           and beliefs.
           The way in which you think about things makes
           a vital difference to how you feel about them.


        ● Two kinds of thoughts are important in                 You can forget how you have managed to cope
           stress.                                               before, and you tend to see the worst in
           The way you weigh up the situation that creates       everything and ignore aspects of the situation
           the stress.                                           that might not be so bad.
           The way in which you weigh up your ability to
           cope with it.

                                                                               RESILENCE
        ● When you are stressed it is easy to think in            “Capacity to see the options,
           a very negative way.                                 and to adapt effectively to meet
           Your stressful thoughts are often rather unfair          and overcome challenges.”
           and unrealistic in the sense they are often based
           on guesswork and estimation.



































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