Thursday, February 25, 2016

Befriend Your Stress and It Will Most Likely Not Harm You According to Psychologist Kelly McGonigal

In this short TED talk "How to Make Stress Your Friend" by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, she reveals scientific findings that show that we ought to befriend stress instead of making it into an dreaded enemy.

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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