Session 1. Stress Management:
Stress management is set of techniques and programs intended to help people deal more effectively with stress in their lives by analyzing the specific stressors and taking positive actions to minimize their effects. Stress management include meditation, yoga, and exercise. We’ll explore these in detail, with a range of different approaches to ensure that there’s something that works for everyone.
Session 2. Stress and Psychiatry:
Stress is the physiological and behavioral response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health”.
Types of Stress:
Chronic Stress | Environmental Stress | Financial Stress | Occupational Stress | Physiological Stress | Psychological Stress | Emotional Adjustment | Social Stress | Stress Reactions
Causes of Stress:
Abuse | Caregiver burden | Crises | Deprivation | Discrimination | Disasters | Family crisis | Identity crisis | Natural disasters | Organizational crises
Session 3. Anxiety:
Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. Anxiety disorders are different. They’re a group of mental illnesses that cause constant and overwhelming anxiety and fear. The excessive anxiety can make you avoid work, school, family get-togethers, and other social situations that might trigger or worsen your symptoms.
Types of Anxiety Disorders:
Generalized anxiety disorder | Panic Disorder | Social anxiety disorder | Specific phobias | Agoraphobia | Separation anxiety | Selective mutism | Medication
Session 4. Insomnia Disorder:
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.
Types of Insomnia
- Primary Insomnia
- Secondary Insomnia
Session 5. Cognitive Restructuring:
Cognitive restructuring is a group of therapeutic techniques that help people notice and change their negative thinking patterns. When thought patterns become destructive and self-defeating, it’s a good idea to explore ways to interrupt and redirect them. That’s what cognitive restructuring can do. Cognitive restructuring is at the heart of cognitive behavioral therapy, a well-studied talk therapy approach that can be effective at treating many mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders.
Session 6. ABC Technique:
The technique is based on our explanatory style. That is, how we explain difficult or stressful situations to ourselves, across dimensions of permanence, pervasiveness, and personalization. These thoughts directly impact what we believe about the event, ourselves, and the world at large.
The Technique pushes you to analyze three aspects of a situation:
Session 7. Meditation and Relaxation Response:
- Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being.
- Relaxation response, the body moves toward a state of physiological relaxation, where blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning, and hormonal levels return to normal levels. The fight-or-flight state is one of physiological arousal, including increased heart rate and blood pressure, slowed digestive functioning, increased blood flow to the extremities, increased release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, and other responses preparing the body to protect itself from perceived danger or stress.
Session 8. Emotional Intelligence:
Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. An emotionally intelligent individual is both highly conscious of his or her own emotional states, even negativity, sadness, or something more subtle and able to identify and manage them.
Understanding the Five Categories of Emotional Intelligence:
- Social skills.
Session 9. Sports Psychology:
Sports psychology helps athletes learn and apply mental techniques to improve their physical performance and emotional well-being. Sport psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations.
Session 10. Diathesis-Stress Model:
The Diathesis Stress Model describes how the interaction of predisposition and environmental stress can result in a disorder. In this theory that mental and physical disorders develop from a genetic or biological predisposition for that illness (diathesis) combined with stressful conditions that play a precipitating or facilitating role.
Session 11. Stress, Inflammation, Immunity:
In this study Stress leads to hyper physiological levels of cortisol. This alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate both the inflammatory and immune response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to cortisol. As the human body heals, inflammation becomes a response to stress.