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response of your body and mind to being challenged or threatened


stress that produces positive effects


stress that produces negative effects


an unexpected event that threatens lives and may destroy property

Fight-flight response

initial reaction of the body to a stressor during alarm stage

Alarm stage

your body releases adrenaline and you are alerted of the challenge or threat

Resistance stage

the inability to successfully respond to a stressor during alarm stage

Exhaustion stage

when your body can no longer keep up with the demands


tendency to focus on positive aspects of a situation


tendency to focus on negative aspects of a situation and to expect the worst


a person who accepts nothing less than excellence


ability to recover from extreme/prolonged stress

Mental rehearsal

technique used to practice an event without actually doing it


technique for learning to control one or more body functions by monitoring body's responses


an event that causes stress

Everyday stress

everyday occurrences that cause stress


stress caused by a catastrophe

Major life changes

a major event that impacts your life

Environmental stress

stressful events that you have no control over

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