I talk about the mind/body connection, the science behind guided imagery, how stress influences our health, and how we can take control of it.
Why is the focus on stress so important for our health? Here are some of my thoughts
"It's been estimated that that 60 to 90 percent of all visits to primary care doctors have a significant link to stress. Either the complaint is directly attributable to stress, or to a behavior that people adopt in order to manage stress, such as overeating, eating junk food, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, using uppers or downers, and even exercise addiction. The problem with managing stress in these ways is that over time, they become toxic. Not only do they fail to manage the stress, but they may lead to serious medical issues that make matters worse.
Because the majority of stress is self-generated-and as a society we're not great at managing stress-I felt it was the most important topic to address in my recent work. Since worry is the mental aspect of stress, and the most accessible and easiest to manage, I picked it as the centerpiece of my work in stress reduction. Once you've learned to manage worry, and to use your imagination skillfully, many other benefits arise."
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