Did you know stress can be contagious? Researchers have shown that people inadvertently pick up on the emotions of the people around them which unfortunately include stress. What’s worse stress is a particularly contagious emotion especially if one is prone to anxiety and depression. Many of us are familiar with the energy of a room drastically change when a stressed-out person comes in. This phenomenon can be explained by mirror neurons within the brain. When we see people that are stressed these neurons blur the lines of seeing and acting ultimately transmitting the emotion.
This is a formidable problem as the effects of stress are detrimental. Stress can lead one to experience: allergies; anxiety, obsessive thoughts, restlessness; change in appetite, upset stomach: change in sex drive; dizziness, migraines; high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease; and insomnia. When we are stressed out our brain’s go into fight-or-flight mode which releases hormones that create an array of physiological reactions including tense muscles, racing heartbeat, and faster breathing. Stress also causes the release of cortisol which makes our cell crave sugar which, in turn, can lead to weight gain especially in the mid-section. This is an evolutionary reaction to life-threatening dangers even though modern problems require less physical energy.
To mitigate this physiological reaction. Try taking deep breathes through your nose at a slower more relaxed pace. Slow exhales and inhales. Repeat these conscious breathes for 3 to 5 minutes to convert extra cortisone into consistent insulin flows. Along with this mindful breathing experts say that exercise, gardening, and yoga are also helpful activities when going through a stressful period. Before you can address the stress and the symptoms of stress in your life, you must recognize what affects you and how you are affected. Routine and chronic stress are particularly hard to pinpoint because the body and mind build tolerances to the body and minds signals. Long-term stress ultimately can cause heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety.
The Neurocore Approach to Stress
Everyone stresses every now and again. The amount of stress we live with and how we cope with that stress differs depending on the individual. The different types of stress carry their own physical and mental health concerns. That is why Neurocore Brain Performance Centers are working diligently to bring a drug-free alternative treatment to stress to the people of Michigan and Florida. The Neurocore process starts with a comprehensive assessment that identifies client’s brain activity to identify their physical and emotional reactions to stress. Individualized brain mapping and symptoms guide Neurocore clinicians in developing customized plans to train the brain to better handle with stress.
To learn more about stress and the conditions that affect mental health, resources, and research, visit www.mentalhealth.gov, or the NIMH website at www.nimh.nih.gov.
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For more information about Neurotherapy for Stress, Anxiety (Yes there is a difference), ADHD, sleep disorders, depression, and migraines, contact Neurocore at 800.600.4096. Do not let stress get the best of you.