Quote from coolwater
Yeah I checked in my school's library.I got very good material. But I m not getting how to start my presentation & how to catch audience interest towards my topic.
Why not start with a simple introduction and ask the classmates to consider a time they knew they had a 'bug' coming on and how that alone affected their outlook and worse yet, to imagine that being a chronic state.
Chronic illness can cause chronic stress and chronic stress can lower our immunity and even more damaging, chronic stress kill.
How about that? Maybe start out by saying "STRESS KILLS" and having a chronic illness is an insult to the body and mind and having the mind distracted by chronic stress lowers the immunity and resilience...then cite soem stats or examples that you have found.
Will this be a power point presentation, overhead projector with films or just yourself and a blackboard or a poster board? Why not gather up some pics, (for anyone) showing happy people or optimistic people and stating 'stats' about that and then show depressed and ill people and mention that stats on how their illness affects their outlook and how the outlook affects their resilience and how it is interconnected.
Something that is one of my major ereas of interst is how we cannot separate the mind and the body and how they mutually influence each other. I am hoping to create a dissertation topic on PNI, (so I am trying to keep my answer here very simple...don't want to get abstract or technical).