A Wisdom of How to Have Stress-Free Life

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Hay House Summit and received quite an interesting experience I had never thought about. I was surprised that so many authors with the highest level of academic education made a shift in their perceptions of health issues from the academic set of knowledge to spirituality. All of
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How do You React When Facing a Stressful Event?

Many years ago, Freud defined so called “defence mechanisms” to respond to stress exposure. Nowadays, the list of these mechanism has been expanded. The defence mechanisms are unconscious coping techniques, meaning that most of us do not realize that we are using them in a particular moment. These techniques might result in healthy or unhealthy consequences depending
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Stress and Health: How do you adapt to stress on the biological level? – Part II

Last time I was talking about one of the type of allostatic load – unremitting stress, which is involved in heart disease. Today I would like to talk about the other type of allostatic load that involves inadequate hormonal stress response allowing the inflammatory cytokines to become overactive.   This type of allostatic load describes
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What does “Coping With Stress” mean?

The notion of coping with stress have been introduced in Selye’s earlier works. In his later model of stress, he defined coping as “adapting” to stressful circumstances “by removing stressors from our lives, by not allowing certain neutral events to become stressors,by developing a proficiency in dealing with conditions we do not want to avoid, and
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Stress and Health: How do you adapt to stress on the biological level? – Part I

Our personal experiences and behaviours are responsible for our stress perception. When you assume the situation as stressful, physiological and psychological responses are initiated, creating adaptation or allostasis that means “stability through change”. Allostasis is the optimal operation of regulatory systems, as it links the central nervous system with the endocrine and immune systems.   Allostatic
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