2 Quick Techniques to Slow Down Reactivity and Fight Back Against Stress

Interview by
Dr. Chad Prevost
Dr. Shelley Prevost
Published on
July 8, 2024

In this episode

Chad discusses the growing pressure of stress in modern society and the need to develop mindfulness practices to manage it. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing and interrupting compulsive thinking patterns that reinforce negative emotions and emotional reactivity.

Chad introduces the "stop one minute breathing space" technique to help you pause and take stock of your body, feelings, and associated thoughts, all through the lens of modern neuroscience in understanding this phenomenon.

High Notes:

Managing stress and emotions through mindfulness practices.

  • How thoughts and emotions are linked, leading to patterns of emotional reactivity.
  • The "magic quarter second" of choice before acting on impulses.

Mindfulness and self-awareness practices to manage stress and anxiety.

  • Pausing before reacting to thoughts and emotions to choose a wiser response.
  • Mindfulness meditation can help empower individuals to slow down and respond from a more inner wise place.
  • By focusing on breath, individuals can control their heart rate and access natural resilience and wisdom.
  • One-minute breathing space for stress resilience.

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Our Discussion

Guest Speakers

Chad Prevost