We allbecomeanxiousfrom time to timewhether it’s because ofpublic speaking, an interview ora visit to thedentist.
1 in 4 people will experience some kind of anxiety problem in the course of an year. These feelings of anxiety may be associated with panic attacks, palpitations and even chest pain or heart attack. In women, the likelihood that they willsuffer froman anxiety disorderis twicehigherthan in men.Continue reading →
In1938, Harvard Universitystartedanambitiousstudywhich followed268men for over 75 years. This studyis recognized as thelongestof its kindin the history of human evolution. The aim ofthe studywasto determine,as accurately as possible, what factors contributemost to thrivinghuman existence (FeelGuide.com).
Let’s first talk about imaginary fears and natural fears. When a fear is caused by a threat to our body, our integrity or our health it would be a real fear and a natural defending reaction you could get in this case is also known as Fight or Flight (if you are in a situation in wich you can fight then do so, if not then run). Whenour mind and bodysensesthis real danger itproducesadrenaline and this adrenaline is necessary for us to have a natural energy reserve to put this expression ”Fight or Flight” in to action. But if due to imaginary fears our body produces adrenaline continuous the consequence is that we will get sick. It is healthy to get a “dose” of adrenaline from time to time but if this adrenaline continuously flods our body it leads to anxiety and then to depression. Most of our fears are imaginary, products of our mind, fears like: fear of darkess, heights, water, thunder, closed spaces, public speaking and so on,these fearsare not programmedinour genetic code but are produced by our mind. Another important thing about imaginary fears is that while our body is continually floded with adrenaline our immunesystemwillweaken.Continue reading →
If deep breathing, meditation, sports and crying on your friends shoulder does not help you stop stressing and relax … you’re not alone, and it’s not your fault! New studies on stress show that many of the old and well routed stress reduction management methods are nothing but … bedtime stories! Here is what researchers say that’s truth about things that really help reduce stress and the methods that do not work, especially to those with tauted nerves. Continue reading →