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Embracing Stress in Life Copy

SMR HR Group May 27, 2020
Speaker: Assoc Prof. Dr. Zubaidah Binti Jamil @ Osman, Program Coordinator,
Master of Clinical Phycology

Assoc Prof. Dr. Zubaidah Binti Jamil @ Osman, currently works at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cyberjaya (UoC).


Embracing stress as an opportunity to learn and grow can lessen harmful impacts and increase strength. Stress-is-enhancing” mindset improves responses to both challenging and threatening stress, and results in improved well-being. Viewing stress as harmful may lead people to cope in less helpful ways, such as procrastinating, overeating or over drinking. By contrast, viewing stress as enhancing can lead to more positive emotions, focusing on the upsides, and greater cognitive flexibility.

Three Questions

  1. Can stress be ok?
  2. Which type stress is ok?
  3. Is stress always bad?

Key Points

  • Stress Reactions
  • Embracing Stress
  • Oxytocin and Stress
  • Mindset Shifts
  • Key clam and carry on

Take Away

  • The latest science reveal that stress can make you smarter, stronger and more successful.
  • Many of the negative outcomes we associate with stress may actually be the consequences of trying to avoid it.
  • Embracing stress can make you feel more empowered in the face of challenges
  • We cannot always control the stress in our lives, but we can choose our relationship to it.

Question and Answer

Q: How do we change the mindset of stress?

A: We can change the way our body react to the stress. Try to accept the stress and handle it in the positive ways.

Q : Is stress and anxiety is same?

A: Stress is a response to a threat in any given situation. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a sustained mental health disorder that can be triggered by stress.