Health and Social Care Level 3 Unit 25 P2 Essay

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P2 Unit 25 Explain the potential impact of self concept of three major life changes Effects of stress Stress can have many effects and consequences, these can affect someone mentally, emotionally and physically. Stress can have effects on the body such as Headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, stomach upset, sleeping difficulty, dizziness, nausea, sickness. It can also have effects on your emotional status such as Anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability, change in mood, sadness, depression or anger. Stress management techniques For stress management there are self-help techniques or a person may also want to seek professional help. A professional may be able to offer counselling, relaxation classes, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. However self-help measures can still involve CBT or relaxation techniques. They may also wish to take up yoga, Tai Chi or try other holistic and herbal methods such as camomile, green tea, or hopi ear candles. Potential impact on self-concept following three major life changes Divorce can have a negative effect on our self concept, how we view ourselves, as by Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, if we do not have our love and belonging needs met, then we cannot achieve a positive self esteem. With a negative self esteem, we can then perceive ourselves negatively. If we cannot achieve self esteem, then we cannot achieve self actualisation, which by Rogers' theory, means that the distance between self concept and self actualisation will be further apart. Following divorce, we can also have the self concept of inadequacy and unimportance, which affect us negatively. Making a friend can affect us positively as by Maslow's theory again, this time in the opposite way. We will have our love and belonging requirements met, this may help to raise our self esteem and with a more

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