Tag Archives: Stress

Baboons in suits

Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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The Importance of Friends

Article in Psychiatric Times by Karen Dineen Wagner about the importance of friends…. Includes commentary and description of two “scientific studies” that show that having friends is a good thing. Researchers concluded … “the presence of a  best friend… buffered … Continue reading

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Stress – portrait of a killer

   Excellent PBS documentary on stress and how it operates the same way in individuals in two coparable communities- one wild babboons and te other  Whitehall Civil Servants … In each… those at the bottom of the hierarchy experience the greater levels of … Continue reading

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The Stress – Hugh Mcleod

Stress is our body telling us something useful – usually : “do something!” It’s a physiological response to the situation we find ourselves in right now and rooted in 300  million years of human evolution . Its at the root of all … Continue reading

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parental stress and it’s impact on kids – Gabor Mate

Canadian doctor and author  Gabor Mate on how stress experienced by parents impacts on children’s brain, emotional development and learning and biology – and how that comes to impact in later life on all areas of health and wellness. Short … Continue reading

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Early Birth May Pose Higher Risk to the Mind

Article in NY Times 2 July about a report from Sweden showing how early [premature]  birth can lead to difficulties later in life: including with devlopment and mental health. Of course, this is not surprising since we already know very well that … Continue reading

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Dr Gabor Mate- the Hidden Costs of Stress on Health

Interview on TVO – Alan Gregg talks with Dr Gabor Maté talking about his book… When the Body Says No – the cost of hidden stress He talks about about the stress-emotion connection and the stress- immune connection – how our immune system … Continue reading

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