Let's talk about stress
What impact is stress having on your health and Well-being?
Our stress response is regulated by our automatic nervous system. This system has two parts; the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS). The SNS is what looks after our reactions to danger and emergencies – the famous flight or fight response. This is an important function, but if we stay in this response for prolonged periods it can affect our health and well-being in negative ways – raising our heart rate, shutting off digestion and contracting our muscles. The PNS is the system responsible for slowing down our heart rate, aiding digestion and relaxing our bodies.
The next time you feel stressed, pay attention to your breathing. If your breathing is shallow or you are holding your breath, you are activating the SNS or stress response. Try to bring your attention to your breath. Deep, slow breaths which expand the chest will activate the PNS response, helping your body to slow down and relax, which in turn will help you to deal with the situation you’re faced with in a more calm and peaceful way.”
To learn more about the hidden effects of stress on the body, identify your primary stressors and initiate a plan to manage your stress for the coming year, join Kim Algar for an interactive talk on Stress and it’s hidden effects on the body, Saturday, January 26th 2019, 2:30 - 4:00 PM at The Wellington Centre.
To book, fill in the form below, contact Cinnabar on 07495 522 240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.