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 body also has a system designed to help us rest and recover, and we can learn to activate this to help us calm down.
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 ruminate?
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.
A recent TED talk by Kelly McGonigal was an opportunity to demonstrate that the earth is not after all flat.
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.
‘Well-being’ and ‘wellness’ are increasingly popular phrases in the training world, but what do they actually mean?
Control your attention
Let it go
Reacting to world events
What is stress?
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