Stress – it’s often (if not always) a regular part of life.
But everyone handles it differently, and many people are frequently on the search for ways to deal with it more effectively.
Now, while stress triggers are usually different from person to person, the brain is actually hardwired to process stress in a certain way.
So sometimes, this hardwiring can make stress feel more intense – and the reactivity that can come along with it often only compounds the problem.
In this video clip, Rick Hanson, PhD explains why the brain is wired this way, and what needs to happen in the brain to slow down reactivity so we can deal with stress more productively.
Check it out, it’s only 4 minutes.
A deeper understanding of how the brain is wired equips us to choose interventions that can help us, and our clients, deal with stress more effectively.
What are some strategies you recommend to clients to help them manage stress? Please share your experience in the comments.