What is stress?  When we experience a situation we automatically evaluate it and decide on how to deal with it and what skills we can use.  If the demands of the situation outweigh the skills we possess, we deem the situation/experience “stressful”.  While some stressors are positive (birth, promotion) and we don’t feel threatened by them, others evoke a negative reaction and at such times, it is our perception/attitude that counts.   When reacting negatively to a stressor we activate our body’s stress response i.e. “flight or fight” reaction. 
Stress management techniques help in coping with stressful times and create […]