by Bill Sheate
What do we mean by ‘stress’ and how does it relate to ‘anxiety’? Are they the same thing? Actually, no they’re not, but they are related. There have been a number of approaches to understanding stress over the years, but it is Richard Lazarus’ transactional model that is the most widely accepted. It involves three key elements:
• a stressor,
• appraisal (primary and secondary), and
• response (problem-based or emotion-based)......