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Stress Management

Here you have SharpBrains’ 5 most popular articles on the brain, cognition and stress management since 2006. Remember that you can subscribe to our free monthly Newsletter to receive new articles on the topic.

Relaxing for your Brain’s Sake
– By Gregory Kellet
What stresses you out ? Whatever it is, how you respond to it may have more consequences than you think. Let me show you how.

Recapping from last months article…our bodies are a complex balancing act between systems working full time to keep us alive and well. Any change which threatens this balance can be referred to as stress. Cortisol, a key […]

Manage Stress for Your Brain Health
– By Landon N
Thousands and thousands of web-like neurons linked together form a spongy mass inside a skull. This mass, called the brain, is what controls the body and the thoughts that run threw it have a notable effect on the heath of an individual. In addition to thoughts, fear, stress, and emotions also have a strong effect on health. So then, health depends on more than just eating right and exercising; it depends on our mental state as well.
Thoughts have more power in the body[…]
Brain Teaser for Stress
– By Caroline Latham
Here is a very quick test to determine your stress level. Read the following description completely before looking at the picture.

The picture below was used in a case study on stress levels at St. Mary’s Hospital. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, […]

Stress Management Workshop for International Women’s Day
– By Alvaro Fernandez
Today is International Women’s Day 2007. Global consulting company Accenture organized a series of events, and I was fortunate to lead a fun workshop on The Neuroscience of Stress and Stress Management in their San Francisco office, helping over 125 accomplished women (and a few men) learn what stress is, its implications for our brain functioning, performance and […]
Are yoga and meditation good for my brain?
– By Caroline Latham
It’s clear that our society has changed faster than our genes. Instead of being faced with physical, immediately life-threatening crises that demand instant action, these days we deal with events and illnesses that gnaw away at us slowly, without any stress release.
Dr. Robert Sapolsky, in an interview about his book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, points out that humans uniquely “can get stressed simply with thought, turning […]

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