How Stress Effects Us

Our stress response system is hardwired into us with implications affecting the entire body. The brain and central nervous system constantly monitor our environment for unpleasant experiences triggering a stress response cascade if they are present. Understanding a bit of the biochemistry of how stress effects us is key to overcoming it.

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What is Stress? What Does Stress Feel like?

There are a lot of different ways to talk about stress, but what is it, really? It might be easiest to think of stress as our response to pressure. Simply stated, it’s a method of reacting to the challenge we are facing. Dr. Wilhelm discusses the most common symptoms of chronic stress that result from our "normal" modern lifestyles.

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