Luis – Anger Management

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Anger Management (iMovie Presentation)

Why is this topic relevant to me and other kids?

The reason I chose this topic is because of how common (excessive) anger is me, and also in other kids and teenagers. I wanted to find out ways to improve on my anger management, and educate others on the topic as well.

What is anger?

Anger is a response to events, like a traffic jam, actions done by others, or even a traumatic memory. It’s characterized by a strong feeling of hostility against something or someone that is frustrating or working against you. Sometimes it’s helpful, it can motivate you to solve problems or express feelings of negativity.

Part 3: Why is anger management important?

Often though, anger is unnecessary and unhelpful, so it’s especially important to control it. Physical and mental changes, like increase in blood pressure, make it difficult for you to be reasonable, and very irritable. This can damage both your mental and physical health.

Part 4: What can I do to control my anger?

Seeing a doctor can be necessary if you tend to get angry very often, but you can do the following to try and limit it as much as possible.

  1. Get exercise – the chemicals released by exercise stimulate certain parts of your brain that are connected to making you feel more relaxed. Also, exercise is a very good way to vent your emotions in a fun, healthy way!

  2. This might seem cheesy and ridiculous, but take a few moments to calm down and take deep breaths. During those moments, you can recollect your thoughts and find out possible solutions to the situation. This is crucial, because when you’re angry, your brain releases adrenaline and noradrenaline, making you less reasonable – you might end up doing things you wouldn’t do if you were calm!

  3. Warn yourself before your anger escalates. You should know what triggers your anger, which would be very helpful to stop yourself before you become too angry, something you want to avoid

  4. This also has to do with staying calm, but a good tip is to think of a nice memory or place.

Anger management is a pretty abstract topic, so see what works for you – just remember to see a doctor if necessary.

 

Why is this topic relevant to me and other kids/teenagers?

 

The reason I chose this topic is because of how common (excessive) anger is me, and also in other kids and teenagers. I often find myself getting mad at others, and I never enjoy it. I wanted to find out ways to improve on my anger management, and educate others on the topic as well.

 

What is anger?

 

Anger is a response to both external events, like a traffic jam, actions done by others, and internal things, like a traumatic memory. It’s characterized by a strong feeling of hostility against something or someone that is frustrating or working against you. Sometimes it’s helpful, it can motivate you to solve problems or express feelings of negativity. When you’re angry, you also release chemicals, like adrenaline, that can help you in a “fight or flight” situation, not that that’s needed very often though.

 

Why is anger management important?

 

Often though, anger is unnecessary and unhelpful, so it’s especially important to control it. Physical and mental changes, like increase in blood pressure, make it difficult for you to be reasonable, and very irritable. This can damage both your mental and physical health.

 

What can I do to control my anger?

 

Seeing a doctor can be necessary if you tend to get angry very often, but you can do the following to try and limit it as much as possible. Anger management is a very abstract topic though, these are just the most helpful tips to me – see what works for you!

 

  1. Get exercise – the chemicals released by exercise stimulate certain parts of your brain that are connected to making you feel more relaxed. Also, exercise is a very good way to vent your emotions in a fun, safe, healthy way!

  2. This might seem cheesy and ridiculous, but take a few moments to calm down and take deep breaths. During those moments, you can recollect your thoughts and find out possible solutions to the situation. This is crucial, because when you’re angry, your brain releases adrenaline and noradrenaline, making you less reasonable – you might end up doing things you wouldn’t do if you were calm!

  3. Warn yourself before your anger escalates. You should know what triggers your anger, which would be very helpful to stop yourself before you become too angry, something you want to avoid

  4. This also has to do with staying calm, but a good tip is to think of a nice memory or place. This will definitely help you to forget what’s making you angry.

How have my opinions changed about the topic?

In the beginning of my research, I thought that anger management was a very scientific topic, that involved all sorts of psychology, and could only be treated in specific ways, like medication or professional help. Apparently, this isn’t really the case. Treatment for anger management can be something as simple as counting to ten, or taking deep breaths. I also realized it’s importance – I never knew that anger also had physical effects as well, like hypertension. In conclusion, I really learned a lot about this topic in the past couple of weeks, and hope that It will be used well in the future.

Navshaid Bhandari- Scoliosis

Scoliosis of the spine, artwork

Scoliosis is a curved spine. Most of the time the spine with scoliosis looks like an “S” or “C”.  Scoliosis is extremely dangerous if left undiagnosed. Some dangers include cardiorespiratory problems and damaged spine joints.

This issue affects teenagers because during your teen years serious symptoms start to appear, as there might be physical problems with the body bending forward or sideways, depending upon the direction of the scoliosis, and if left unattended or no timely medical attention provided, sometimes causing permanent body damage. I learnt that Scoliosis is a medical mystery; no one knows the source of the condition. Also, due to the curved spine, your whole skeleton has to adapt to the spine and gets deformed in the process. Scoliosis is an important issue because it can sometimes even cause a shortened life span if too severe.

Depending on the severity of scoliosis, the treatments vary from regular checkups to getting braces on your back. In extreme cases, surgery is required. An interesting fact I learnt about scoliosis is that no one knows the exact cause of it. I think scoliosis is an extremely dangerous condition that needs immediate attention and more awareness. People don’t realize that this condition is fatal if left untreated.

In conclusion, I chose this topic because I have scoliosis and I wanted more people to know about it and help increase their awareness. The best way to diagnose scoliosis is to have regular checkups so that treatment can start instantly, at the earliest.

Jules Deplanck – Paralysis

What is paralysis?

Also known as Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia.

Paralysis is loss of muscle function/movement for one or more muscles. Paralysis can also affect your senses, such as when something falls on you, you will not feel anything. It is sensory motor (in the brain) that makes this happen. Sources say that an average of 1 on 50 people have paralysis.

What are the causes to paralysis?

Paralysis is most often cause my a strong hit on the nervous system. Other big are Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, botulism and spina bifida.

Benefits of Paralysis… (Having paralysis is not a benefit. But there is one good thing…)

•Not feeling any pain

When getting older with paralysis, even though you can’t excersise, it is very important to always maintain movement of your muscles.

What is your final opinion on this topic?

I think that hospitals should really come up with a way to “cure” paralysis, because imagine your world without feeling anything nor moving anything…

How has this change your thinking?

I feel very grateful for having a great condition because if I were to be paralized I would really want to run and do some sports. For example my grandfather was paralized all over his right side and that made me think twice of how grateful I am.

What did you learn about this issue?

I learnt that paralysis is something that occurs when you have an accident or nervous breakdown. I thought you were born with it…