Learning to effectively cope with stress can not only help you feel better on a daily basis, but also protect your brain from the damaging effects of stress to preserve and maintain cognitive function throughout life. Here's how.
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Breathing training (and other forms of meditation) can be an extremely powerful tool to increase the awareness of thoughts that promote chronic stress (or promote calm). Breathing training also increases the effectiveness for us to relax (or shed the stress response) on command.
Throughout the year, a lot of soon-to-be married couples come to me for pre-wedding stress and anxiety. This stress can come very close to breaking up the engagement and open up family issues to the point where people go radio silent on each other.
Mindfulness allows everyone to bask in his or her own faith, belief and wishes -- it opens the door to acceptance. It allows us to see our humanity and the bigger picture things that connects us beyond our titles, beyond our outward appearance, beyond our philosophies and dogmas.
The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure. But how these affect us determines our body's stress response.