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Stress Management

Stress Management Definitions

Stress Natural Reaction of the mind and body to a demand placed on it - pleasant or unpleasant
Eustress Positive Stress
Distress Negative Stress
Acute Stress Short term, quick resolution
Chronic Stress Cumulative, prolonged and unrelieved
CIS = Critical Incident Stress Incident specific
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Symptoms not immediate, long period of recovery
Fight or Flight Physiological Changes are life saving, arousing the individual to prepare to fight or flee
Central Nervous System Brain, Spinal Chord
Sympathetic Nervous System Creates biochemical changes to mind and body Controls fight or flight
Parasympathetic Nervous System Controls rest, digestion, nutrients
Hypervigilance Elevated alertness of world around you Key to Officer Safety
High Stress Incidents Changes in vision, time perception, hearing perception, memory perception
5 Phases of CIS Denial, Anger Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
Anger Most difficult emotion to control
Created by: DSO Academy