Stress physiology

Taking a Chance

Evolution is often thought to be a process of trial and error. In fact, it’s the other way round: evolution proceeds by error and trial.

Braking Good

The body responds to pressure by releasing adrenaline and cortisol. Helpful in the short term, prolonged activation of the adrenaline and cortisol response is damaging.

The F-words

Fight, flight, flail or freeze. How we respond to perceived threat, the physiology behind our response, and how rumination can prolong it.

Why do we do it?

Why do we ruminate?

It's not black and white!

We emphasise that there is no 'good stress', and that all that stress offers is a life that may be shorter and will definitely be more miserable.

Where's TED?

A recent TED talk by Kelly McGonigal was an opportunity to demonstrate that the earth is not after all flat.

Another day, another myth

During the 1950s and 60s two US Naval surgeons noticed a relationship between the number of things that had happened to people and their tendency to become ill.

Being Well

‘Well-being’ and ‘wellness’ are increasingly popular phrases in the training world, but what do they actually mean?