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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.

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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 […]

2.
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[…]
3.
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, […]

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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 […]
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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 […]