Could slowing down and noticing more help us deal with stress, anxiety and ill-health? Panel to include celebrated author Tim Parks.
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TOPIC: Stressing Out About Stress
Dan and Merlin talk about what happens when stress meets stress, anxiety feeds anxiety, and 10 guys maybe try to jump you in the woods.
Which kinds of stress are simply unavoidable? Which ones are addictive? Which ones can be tolerated? And, yes, which kinds of stresses can be vanquished by firing your boss?
Thirty-five years ago, anxiety didn’t exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it’s the most common form of mental illness. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood.
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"It’s a misfiring fight or flight response - that is, either there’s nothing truly to be afraid of or, your response is disproportionate to the threat at hand. And you end up marinating in a stew of stress hormones that makes you feel physically and cognitively awful." -Scott Stossel
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others." name="description