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Session 4:

Session NO.: #4
 Session Name: (A Stress-free Session)
Topic: “How do you try to handle stress in your life?”
o Suggested Key Words: stress, anxiety, anger, worry, etc.
o Topic by “Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl”

 Activities:
1. Season of Reason: Among the questions listed below, concentrate on Question “7”. Then attempt to come up with as many cogent reasons as possible to support your viewpoint in 3 minutes (Brainstorming). Finally, prepare to get into a heated argument with your classmates.
 Questions:
1. Is there anything positive about stress?
2. What is the role of stress (if any)?
3. What happens if you overlook stress in your life?
4. Is stress contagious, i.e. transmitted from one person to another?
5. What are the techniques you put to use in order to control or harness the level of stress in your life?
6. Do you think controlling stress is a skill that could be learnt / acquired?
7. Do you think you can be stressed for no particular reason?
8. Discuss some of the physiological dire consequences of leading an excruciatingly stressful life?
Conversation Handout
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 Quotations and/or Ideas:
1. “Stress is an internal defense mechanism to make you ready for a challenging situation. In this case, stress is likened to pain in the sense that as pain indicates that there is something wrong in your body, stress shows that there is something wrong in your mind and your life. As you should not use a pain-killer to suffocate pain; instead, you should find out the reason of pain in your body to eradicate the causes of pain, you must also find out the reasons and causes of stress in your mind and life to try to eradicate the causes.” (Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl)
2. “Stress is often self-inflicted.” (Anonymous)
3. “Taking actions and attacking fear are two important keys to and worry in your life.” (Dr. David Schwartz)
 Related Idioms:
1. To blow a fuse: to become angry
2. To hit the ceiling: to become angry
3. To be hot under the collar: to be so angry
4. To go bananas: to become stressed and angry
5. To hit the roof: to hit the ceiling
6. To get one’s back up: to go angry
7. To get up on the wrong side of the bed: to feel slightly angry and annoyed for no particular reason

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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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