Stress Doesn't Have to be the Enemy: Transforming Your Relationship with Pressure

Interview by
Dr. Chad Prevost
Dr. Shelley Prevost
Published on
July 4, 2024

In this episode

Chad discusses the concept of stress in today's fast-paced world, exploring its impact on the human body and mind. He highlights the importance of understanding and managing stress to improve overall well-being. He presents a counterintuitive perspective that stress can be beneficial when viewed as a positive force.

Later, he explores the interplay between stress and social isolation, emphasizing the importance of social support in managing stress. Embrace stress as an opportunity for connection and resilience, and develop courage in handling life's challenges with the support of others.

High Notes:

Stress and its impact on the body, with a focus on understanding and managing stress.

Brain's stress response system and its impact on body.

Relaxation techniques, physical activity, and social support for managing stress.

Cortisol's effects on brain and body due to chronic stress.

Stress, its effects on health, and the importance of community.

Oxytocin's role in stress response and its physical benefits.

Stress, resilience, and the importance of caring for others.

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Our Discussion

Guest Speakers

Chad Prevost