As part of the Mental Health Awareness Week I took the opportunity to do a presentation on Stress Awareness at Mendip Rail Ltd, where I have my full-time job.
An invite was put out to all employees to attend and I was grateful that a good number of them took up the offer.
The talk lasted for about an hour and the attendees were fully engaged throughout.
It was very pleasing for me to have a chat with one of the managers afterwards who stated that all the employees at MRL need to see this and that he would make arrangements so that this happens. This I will look forward to as I really enjoyed doing this.
If anyone out there thinks their business would benefit from such a talk please feel free to contact me on 07718 975 185 or email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
We feel ‘stressed’ when real or imagined pressures exceed our perceived ability to cope. If things all feel ‘too much’, we experience the sensations of ‘stress’.
But feeling stress is not always a bad thing. When stress is short-term and manageable, it motivates and facilitates learning and change. Stress only becomes toxic when it’s excessive or long-lasting.
Long-term low level ‘hum’ of stress or short-term excessive stress can increase our risk of developing serious medical conditions such as high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke and autoimmune diseases.
To enable the nuanced and very human responses to the diverse challenges that might come your way, the brain produces a highly coordinated and complex stress-response. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Your Brain Health.
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A woman's uterus grows to over 500 times its normal size during pregnancy. But not all changes are visible. In fact, some of the biggest changes happen in her brain.
When a mother sees her newborn for the first time, it's love at first sight, literally.
That's because once she gives birth, core regions of her brain's reward network kick in. They signal the release of feel-good hormones like dopamine and oxytocin into her blood, which immediately triggers a strong connection of love and devotion to her newborn.
In fact, studies show that recent mothers have similar levels of oxytocin as romantic couples who are newly in love.
And human moms aren't alone here. Scientists discovered that rodents got a bigger kick of dopamine from feeding their pups than from receiving injections of cocaine. What's more, brain scans reveal that a human mom has a similar experience when she sees her infant smiling.
But it's a different story when her baby is crying. Those cries activate a network in the mom's brain known as the emotion regulation network. It includes the prefrontal and cingulate control systems, which help control her emotions. And that's important since it can be easy to lose your temper when you're running on very little sleep and are distressed by the baby's cries. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Business Insider.
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