Workshop on stress management held at Gurukul Global School
A positive stress management workshop was conducted for teachers at Gurukul Global School, Manimajra by the Center of Happiness, Alchemist Hospital Panchkula.
During workshop, Glory K. Singh the trainer spoke about increasing stress levels in our lives and suggested science based skills to increase happiness levels in order to fight with it positively.
She also argued that the best strategy to beat stress is not to put all the focus on the what, why and how of stress, but rather to increase happiness, positive emotions and build stronger relationships in our lives which can protect us from the ill effects of stress.
Stress is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real threat to a person’s well-being can cause stress. How we react to a difficult situation will affect how stress affects us and our health, maintained Glory.
Discussing about causes of stress, Glory said that chronic stress disturbs almost every system in our body. It can suppress your immune system, upset your digestive and reproductive systems, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speed up the aging process.
She told about the ways of stress busters that a strong network of friends and family members is a shield against stress. If we have confidence in our self and our ability to face challenges can help to overcome stress. Our attitude towards life and its inevitable challenges makes an enormous difference in our ability to handle stress. We should be hopeful and optimistic than we will be less vulnerable to stress.
Takling about other ways of relieving stress , she said that regular exercise can lift your mood and serve as a distraction from worries, helping you to come out of the cycle of negative thoughts that causes stress.
You can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, but you can control how much it affects you. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing activate the body’s relaxation response, she added.