chapter 4 Stress management
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Your team has recently been tasked to represent your unit in a fitness competition among all units assigned to your wing. Two members of your team do not want to compete because they feel that they are not as fit as the others and will potentially hurt the team‘s chances of winning the competition. Based on the concepts from the Fit to Lead chapter, the dimension of wellness most affected by the two members of your team is BEST described as
The physical dimension includes any issues dealing with physical well-being such as diseases, alcohol and tobacco use, regular exercise, and a healthy diet.
Determine which example demonstrates your responsibilities as a supervisor in relation to the fitness program.
In this situation you developed a work schedule that would allow your subordinates to continue their physical fitness training at least 3 to 5 times a week while supporting a major exercise.
Stress is any circumstance (stressor) that places special physical and/or psychological demands on an organism leading to physiological, psychological, and behavioral outcomes. If these demands persist over time, long-term or chronic undesirable outcomes or strains may result.
What is the difference between eustress and distress?
Eustress is the positive consequence of stress and distress is the negative consequence of stress.
List the subcategories of organizational stressors. List the major types of extra-organizational stressors. Give an example of each stressor.
The seven organizational stressor subcategories are job, role, environmental, interpersonal, leadership, organizational structure, and change. The three major types of extra-organizational stressors are family problems, marital issues, and financial issues.
What are 4 stress reaction/condition types?
Four stress reaction/condition types are physical, psychological, behavioral, and cognitive.
List 3 ways to intervene and adapt to combat and operational stress to prevent PTSD.
In order to intervene and adapt to combat and operational stress to prevent PTSD you can accept the fact of being in the military and prepare for the worse, understand that fear is normal, try to prevent fear so intense that it controls you (training to survive), communicate feelings and thoughts with others, reduce continuous exposure to the trauma, and seek professional help immediately.
Describe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder diagnosed by psychologists/psychiatrist; diagnosed for people who have experienced a traumatic event in or out of combat and have problems coping and causes significant organizational, extra-organizational, rational, relationship, and interpersonal disturbances that causes depression.
List the three behaviors associated with suicide.
The three behaviors associated with suicide are suicidal gesture, attempted suicide, and completed suicide.
List ways a supervisor can keep suicide prevention a continuous process within the workcenter.
You can keep up a continuous process by keeping open communication with the subordinate and family, ensuring new members and family attend budget, parenting, and stress courses, addressing the topic in performance feedback sessions, addressing the topic at Commander‘s Call, making frequent face-to-face contact with your subordinates, and bonding with your Airmen through workcenter activities, meetings, and unannounced visits to shift workers.
List three ways an attempted or completed suicide affects the workcenter and family.
An attempted suicide or completed suicide can affect the workcenter by causing copy cat attempts, division within the workcenter and lower morale. If the suicide was completed in the workcenter, people may be afraid to go to the same area and/or accept blame for not noticing the warning signs. If the individual had a family, they may need professional counseling or financial aid.
What are the actual impacts of going to Mental Health for assistance?
The majority of those people who self-refer have a positive career outcome. They may be rehabilitated (if possible) and returned back to normal routines. Assistance can also be provided to the family by helping them with any problems related to their family member‘s health.
Name additional referrals you could use to provide assistance in stressful situations.
Your leadership, first sergeant, commander, mental health services, and chaplain are resources you can use to provide additional assistance in stressful situations.
Which statement BEST demonstrates an extra-organizational stressor? A1C Coleman is distressed…
Being stressed over financial issues falls under the three major types of extra-organizational stressors: family, marital, and financial.
Your team recently became exposed to a traumatic event while performing convoy operations. You‘re scheduled to carry out several of these convoy operations and you‘re worried about your Airmen developing PTSD.
In order to intervene and adapt to combat and operational stress to prevent PTSD, you can accept the fact of being in the military and prepare for the worse, understand that fear is normal, try to prevent fear so intense that it controls you (training to survive), communicate feelings and thoughts with others, reduce continuous exposure to the trauma, and seek professional help immediately.
Which example BEST describes how to help someone who displays signs of being suicidal?
As a leader you should use positive words of encouragement, convey an attitude of confidence, look for nonverbal clues or indicators, take charge, do not leave the person alone, and provide professional help for the person as soon as possible.
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