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Task1 Counselling 1aPhysical signs and symptoms of stress

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p1 Unit 7 Assignment 1 Applying psychology Task1 Counselling 1a Physical signs and symptoms of stress By Dawn Bewick P2 Physical signs and symptoms that Mrs.A may be suffering from Because Mrs.A has very low-self-esteem, which is a core identity issue, essential to personal validation and our ability to experience joy, will cause her to feel bad about herself because she has absorbed negative messages constantly from her husband. Due to her low-self-esteem, Mrs A will also feel depressed, stressed and suffer anxiety, causing her physical health to deteriorate rapidly. Many times women with this problem don't go for regular check-ups, exercise, or take personal days because they really don't think they're worth the time. Due to the marital breakdown that Mrs A has gone through, her needs have not been met by her partner because she will feel she does not deserve to have them met, and her relationship with her son has suffered, being unable to discipline effectively, set limits, or demand the respect that she deserves. Physical symptoms that Mrs A maybe suffering from include: * Sleep disturbances * Irregular heartbeat, palpitations * Back, shoulder or neck pain * Tension or migraine headaches * Asthma or shortness of breath * Chest pain * Upset or acid stomach, cramps * Sweaty palms and hands * Cold hands or feet * Constipation, diarrhoea * Weight gain or loss, eating disorder * Hair loss * Muscle tension * Fatigue * High blood pressure * Skin problems * Periodontal disease, jaw pain * Reproductive problems * Immune system suppression, more colds, flu and infections * Growth inhibition Types of stress that Mrs A maybe suffering from: Acute stress This results from demands and pressures of recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future. Most people recognise the signs of acute stress. They appear when something major happens like moving, changing jobs, or experiencing a loss. ...read more.

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(b) where the offence is a violent or sexual offence, that only such a sentence would be adequate to protect the public from harm. 2. Community sentence Offence or the combination of the offence and one or more offences associated with it, was serious enough to warrant such a sentence. 3. Lower level order When neither the custody or community penalty thresholds are met. This composes of a discharge, financial penalty or reparation order. A range of factors which might routinely impact upon the seriousness of a crime are: * Nature of the offence - amount of violence involved, use of weaponry, value of property lost, whether offence is committed by a group or individually, and whether it fits into the pattern of offending making previous convictions relevant * Impact upon the victim - whether a public servant, abuse of trust, extent and nature of loss and whether any property has been recovered physical or psychological injury. Intention and motivation - whether the offence was premeditated or spontaneous, whether the offence was provoked or committed under provocation, the young persons awareness of the impact of his or her behaviour upon the victim. Role in the offence - whether the young person was a ringleader or played a minor role Attitude to the offence - whether the young person exhibits remorse or concern for the victim, preparedness to make amends. By Dawn Bewick P17 The Morris Triplets - Case Study They have been branded the 'terror triplets' and vilified as among the worst child thugs in Britain. When magistrates allowed the 13 year olds to be identified after they broke an anti social behaviour order, it was open season on the Morris triplets. With youth crime topping the political agenda, Shane, Sarah and Natalie were highlighted as prime examples of teenage tearaways. Details of their misbehaviour and photographs of the three were published along with extensive quotes from the shopkeepers and residents in Gillingham, Kent, where the triplets live, calling for them to be locked up. ...read more.

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We all use it to cope in times of stress, such as mourning, it can also help reduce injury to our self image and it can create a feeling of intimacy and give special meaning to contact time with others. A variety of mediums can assist the act of remembering that use different senses. It means that people who have difficulty communicating verbally can have the opportunity to do so in other ways. Establishing identity with or without words is a good example of how we have to adapt, giving a valuable opportunity to acquire and use new skills of communication. * Visually - photographs, slides, painting pictures, looking at objects of autobiographical meaning * Music - using familiar tunes from the radio, C.Ds, or making music using various instruments * Smell or taste - using smell kits, different foods * Tactile - touching objects, feeling textures, painting and pottery. Reminiscence can be used as individual, group or family sessions and is generally categorised in three main types: * Simple reminiscence - here the idea is to reflect on the past in an informative and enjoyable way * Evaluative reminiscence is more of a therapy and may, for example, be used as a life reviewing or sometimes conflict resolving approach. * Occasionally, unpleasant and stressful information is recalled and this has been called offensive-reminiscence it can be either the cause or the result of behavioural and emotional issues. Dealing with them can provide resolution - coming to terms P29 with life events and possible closure. In a care facility, or in a professional setting, the co-operation and inclusion of relatives and friends can enhance the reminiscence time for all parties. They may be able to provide photos or remember incidents in the person's life that can increase the pleasure and engage a person with Dementia's attention more fully. Friends and relatives can also provide valuable information on any subject that a person may find distressing or upsetting that require increased support.. By Dawn Bewick ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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