How Stress and Anxiety Affect the Body (Grades 6-8)

Stress and Anxiety (Grades 6-8)
How Stress and Anxiety Affect the Body (Grades 6-8)

When someone suffers from stress and anxiety, they not only feel mental pain but also physical pain. Muscles tighten, blood pressure rises and heartbeats increase, which can interfere with middle schoolers’ daily activities. In this module, we identify the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety so students can understand the toll these take on the body and seek help if they need it.

Variants:
  1. Grades 6-8 - 6 minutes
    This version is designed for students in grades 6-8.
Course Authors
John Mayer
John E. Mayer, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and a visiting professor at the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. He specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, families, violent and acting-out patients, and substance abusers. He is a consultant to many schools for particularly extreme situations, crisis management and intervention.