Your body’s response to normal stress vs. chronic stress

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Your body’s response to normal stress vs. chronic stress with Dr. Laura Hanson

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Stress is a word that frequents our vocabularies. You’ve probably either said it yourself or heard someone else say it in the last few days. But stress is not just a six-letter word! We throw the word around lightly, but if we actually took a good look, we would see that there are many people who are experiencing chronic stress. Chronic stress can be anything that you go through that you can’t get out of easily, and there is no timeline for it. Sometimes people live with chronic stress for years.

Stress is actually an important part of survival. But, if it doesn’t ever turn off, then it’s considered to be chronic. Today stress seems to become a way of life. When our stress response doesn’t turn off, that impacts us, and there are consequences. In this episode we’ll talk about some easy ways to reduce stress right now, what you should be saying when you talk to yourself, what stress looks like at various stages of child and adulthood, the impacts of chronic stress, and how our stress response is supposed to function.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Proper breathing techniques can help reduce your stress levels
  • Your brain is always listening to you
  • Your body’s response to normal stress vs. chronic stress
  • How your stress response is supposed to function
  • What chronic stress looks like in various stage of child and adulthood
  • Consequences of chronic stress

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More about Connect My Brain:

Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you’re the parent of a developmentally delayed child, you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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