Chronic stress undermines physical and mental health. The way each person responds to stress is varied. The interplay between the environment, physiological responses, and individual perceptions can influence the way we interact with stress.
In this session, we look at how we can adapt our stress response. We examine the ways our body responds to personal and work-related stress and explore the physiological response to acute and chronic stress. Techniques to interact and influence personal stress responses are discussed with practice opportunities.
Paramedics, patient transport officers, ambulance attendants, and students may find this session useful.
Biography: Julie Johnson
Julie is a Registered Paramedic, nurse and clinical educator. She has worked across many sectors in paramedics and nursing including state ambulance service, primary health care, emergency, non-emergency, and private paramedic practice in Vic and NSW. Julie has a special interest in education and holds Postgraduate qualifications in tertiary and higher education. Her projects include championing education for the South Pacific through the development and delivery of training in vocational paramedicine. She is currently undertaking a Research Master’s in paramedic education, investigating pathways to higher education and career extension.