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Mental and Emotional Health. 8 th Grade. Review Step 8.MEH.1.1Evaluate stress management strategies based on personal experience. Stress-provoking Scenarios. Scenarios. You do not need to copy the scenarios. You will read them out loud and discuss them as a class. Instructions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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8th Grade

8th GradeMental and Emotional Health1Stress-provoking ScenariosReview Step8.MEH.1.1Evaluate stress management strategies based on personal experience.

ScenariosYou do not need to copy the scenarios.You will read them out loud and discuss them as a class.InstructionsHave a student read the following scenarios aloud.Discuss as a class if the teens response is appropriate for the situation or inappropriate. If it is not useful, why not?

Scenario 1Tom worked very hard on a project for school. Danny waited until the last minute to do his project and then asked to copy from Tom. Danny implied that if Tom did not let him copy, Danny would no longer be his friend. Tom decides to allow Danny to copy his work.

Scenario 2Farah's teacher gave the class unclear directions about a project. Farah worked harder than most of her classmates on her project, only to find that she had done the project all wrong. Farah approaches her teacher and explains her confusion and asks for an opportunity to re-do the assignment.

Scenario 3Mike has grown up in the southern part of the United States. Recently, he moved to the northern part of the country. Some students make fun of the way Mike talks. Mike decides to tell students that they sound different to him, as well, but he bets they have more in common than they might think. He asks if anyone wants to go to the skate park after school.

Scenario 4Molly's parents are getting divorced and she feels overwhelmed and unable to think. She knows that her mom has some medicine in the bathroom that she sometimes takes for her nerves. Molly decides to take one to help her anxiety.Scenario 5Sally invites Ann to go shopping. When they get to the store, Sally finds she has enough money to buy clothes, but not enough to buy a pair of earrings she wants. She asks Ann to slip the earrings in her pocket while she pays for the clothes. Ann thinks stealing is wrong, but she really wants to be friends with Sally. Ann drops the earrings in her backpack and walks out of the store.

Scenario 6Owen feels overwhelmed with all of the stuff he needs to everyday. He loves to play his guitar, he likes school (especially his Visual Arts class)and wants to do well. He also enjoys playing sports and walking dogs at the local animal shelter. Owen decides to create a Things To Do Today/Week List to help prioritize all of his activities.Scenario 7Kim is preparing to give a speech tomorrow. She is nervous and fidgety and is afraid she won't be able to sleep. She decides to ask her mom if she can practice on her when she is finished writing her speech, then do the progressive muscular exercises she was taught in school.

Scenario 8Allen believes a friend of his is depressed, maybe even thinking about suicide. Allen decides to tell his friend that he is worried about her and persuades her to speak with their teacher.

Copy ALL the following notesMental health - The way people think about and respond to events in their daily lives.Emotion a feeling produced in response to a life event.Emotional health the way a person experiences and deals with feelingsReview ContinuedHormones chemicals that helps control how the body grows and functions.Emotional spectrum a set of emotions arranged by how pleasant they are.Triggers situations, people and events that cause a person to feel an emotion.Emotional Spectrum ActivityList some POSITIVE emotionsList some NEGATIVE emotionsCreate a emotional spectrum (like the one below) using three of the positive emotions and three of the negative emotions.See page 78 for example

Physical Responses Caused by EmotionsFear- increased heart and breathing rates, sweating, trembling, dry mouth, hot flashes or chills, dilated pupilsAnger- increased heart rate and blood pressure, pacing or agitation, red face, hot flashes, trembling, or muscle tensionSadness- poor energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating, cryingPhysical responses caused by emotions continuedHappiness- laughter, more energy, lower blood pressure and heart rateLove- symptoms of fear and happiness, butterflies in the stomach, preoccupation with loved oneEmotionsALL emotions even unpleasant ones can be a healthy part of life.Expressing emotions in healthy ways allows you to communicate them to other people.Emotions can be expressed without words.Emotions continuedBody Language is expressing emotions with the face, hands, and posture.Active Listening is not only hearing but also showing that you understand what a person is saying.Self esteem a measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself.

WorksheetComplete the worksheet.You may use your book and notes to complete the worksheet.Do not work with other students.This is a grade.Time managementday 28.MEH.1.2 Design a plan to prevent stressors or manage the effects of stress.

Time ManagementTime management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.or...What will I do and how will I do it?

Why learn time management?Poor time management = stress

Common Road blocks:The idea that time is adjustable rather than fixedIdea that time management techniques dont workCrisis management rather than time management (But I work better under pressure.)Think, Pair, ShareHow is decision-making relevant to time management?Why is time management necessary for reaching your short-term goals? Why are short-term goals necessary for reaching your long-term goals?

Time Management TechniquesPrioritization Time Mapping

Prioritization: A, B, C Rank OrderBrainstorm a To Do list of everything you need to accomplish in one week (or month, or year). depending upon short- or long-term goalsAssign an A to all of the things that must get done as soon as possible. Assign a C to all of the things you would like to do but are not essential. Assign a B to everything else.Rewrite your To Do List in the new order (A items, B items, C items), then complete these tasks in that order.Time MappingMake a To Do list of all things you need to complete in a week, and all things you would like to complete in a week.Assign a color to common tasks, for example: Blue = time in schoolOrange = school workGreen = afterschool activitiesYellow = workPurple = family timeUsing a weekly calendar with hour segments of time, list the activity that needs to be completed in the block(s) and color-code each activity.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayTime SinksThe things that take up more time than you anticipate and get you behind scheduleWhat are some common Time Sinks that you deal with?

Hint: this might be one!Defense MechanismsDay 3

Defense MechanismsDefense mechanisms are behaviors that an individual might use to cope with an uncomfortable situation or problem.

Compensation A person tries to make up for his/ her weaknesses by developing strengths in other areas. Example A struggling student with a learning disability becomes a leader in the art club. Harmful Not trying to overcome the weakness.

DaydreamingA person escapes unpleasant, boring, or frustrating situations by imagining that he or she is doing something else.

Example A shy student imagines that he/she is homecoming king/queen.

Harmful Refusal to accept reality and spending too much time in an imaginary world.

DenialRefusal to accept reality.

Example A student finds out that a relative has a terminal disease. The student continues to act as though the relative is going to live.

Harmful Continual inability to accept a situation long after it has occurred.

DisplacementA person transfers the emotions he or she feels from the original situation or object to another situation or object.Example A student is angry with a parent but yells at his/her brother or sister.Harmful Continuously taking anger out on an innocent person.

HumorA person focuses on the funny aspects of a painful situation.

Example - A person is called a bad name and then refers to himself by that name to deflect the teasing.

Harmful Person is accepting a social injustice. Name-calling should not be tolerated.

IdentificationA person tries to assume the qualities of someone that is admired.Example - A students wants to be like a famous person so they begin to dress and act like that person.Harmful Measuring own worth to someone elses standards instead of developing ones own strengths.

ProjectionA person shifts the blame and/or responsibility for his/her actions or thoughts to another person.Example A student does poorly on a test and says that the teacher wrote an unfair test.Harmful Refusal to accept responsibility for actions.

RationalizationAn attempt to justify ones actions with an excuse rather than by admitting ones failure or mistake.Example A student justifies flunking a test because he/she was absent the day it was scheduled. [Or, the dog ate his homework!]Harmful - Refusal to accept responsibility for actions.

RegressionRetreating to an earlier time that seems less threatening and requires less responsibility.Example A student has trouble fitting in at middle school so he/she returns and visits their elementary school, thinking that it would be nice to stay there.Harmful Refusal to move on and mature within a reasonable amount of time.

RepressionBlocking out thoughts about unpleasant things or experiences. Repression is actually an unconscious method of escaping something unpleasant.Example A woman is raped, she pushes the thought out of her mind, she doesnt even think it happened.Harmful Inability to recognize what has happened, especially if she needs to receive help.

SublimationTransforming unacceptable behaviors into acceptable ones. Sublimation can involve redirecting specific behaviors.Exam