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Stressors Essay

686 words - 3 pages

Axia College Material
Appendix D

The following table describes five situations in which a person reacts to stress in an unhealthy manner. For each:
a. identify the stressor(s).
b. briefly explain why the person's reaction is an unhealthy choice.
c. briefly describe one healthy alternative way of reacting and why you consider this approach a healthy choice.
d. identify two possible moderators of stress for this situation.

|Situation |Source(s) of Stress |Unhealthy Reaction |Healthy Reaction |Two Possible Moderators |
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|Jim hates attending meetings at which he |Frustration, | Jim is so caught up|Jim needs to not |Go over the material |
|might be asked a question. His hands begin |psychological |in not wanting to |think so much about |beforehand so that he is|
|to shake at the thought of not having the |barrier |answer questions |getting the question|more prepared. |
|right answer. | |because of afraid of|wrong and what he | |
| | |being wrong that he |could learn from the|He should ask questions |
| | |misses out on |meetings. |on subjects he does not |
| | |meetings. | |feel so comfortable with|
| | | | |that way it takes the |
| | | | |spotlight off of him |
| | | | |answering any questions |
| | | | |wrong. |
|Lori's stomach hurts constantly. Lori was |Life changes, pain |Lori only sees the |Lori needs to focus |Take parenting classes |
|married eight months ago, is expecting her |and discomfort, |fact of having a new|on all the healthy |that could prepare her |
|first child in five months, and just |psychological |job with a baby on |aspects of having a |for this transition. |
|started a new job after finishing her |barrier |the way which is |new job and degree | |
|graduate degree. | |causing stomach |rather than the |Speak to her husband |
| | |pain. |burden of new baby |about ways they both |
| | | |and a job. |could work through it so|
| | | | |that it would not be |
| | | | |stressful on just her. |
|Dalene feels paralyzed with two choices: |Daily hassle, life |Darlene is spending |She needs to focus |Speak with a counselor |
|(a) stay in a job where the boss is |changes |more time with what |on what is best for |or someone else...

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