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Happiness Unconditional Acceptance - Paradox - Not Resignation - Active Acceptance Accepting an emotion then choosing an appropriate path course

of action. Do we give ourselves and others the permission to be human? Dealing With Stress Too Much -----To Do

Stress ----- Depression (feeling overwhelmed)

The Cost Of Stress - Psychological Health - Physical Health - Reduced Productivity and Creativity Simplify - Do less, not more (Quantity affects Quality) - Reduce Multi-Tasking (Quantity and Quality) - Time Affluence (vs Material Affluence) Stress is not the problem Lack of recovery is the problem.

The Need For Multi-Level Recovery - Micro (minutes, hours) - Mezzo (nights, days) - Macro (weeks, months) The Mind-Body Connection Overcoming Depression - 156 patients with major depressive disorders - Three groups: Exercise Psychiatric Medication Exercise and Psychiatric Medication - Results (16 weeks) - All three groups improved. >(60%) - No significant differences among groups 10 month follow up Relapse Medication: 38% Relapse Medication and Exercise: 31% Relapse Exercise: 9%

Not exercising is like taking a depressant. Exercise Revolution - Obesity Decreases - School Performance Increases - Violence Decreases

Exercise: The Unsung Hero In a way, exercise can be thought of as a psychiatrists dream treatment. It works on anxiety, on panic depression, and on stress in general, which has a lot to do with depression. It generates the release of neurotransmitters norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine that are very similar to our most important psychiatric medicines. Having a bout of exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin, right where it is supposed to go. Mindfulness Meditation - One pointedness - Deep Breathing - No Good or Bad Meditation The Mind Of A Meditator - Left-to-right ratio in prefrontal cortex - The startle response Given that the larger someones startle, the more intensely that person tends to experience upsetting emotions, sores performance had tantalizing implications, suggesting a remarkable level of emotional equanimity. Mindfulness Mediation - Decrease in anxiety - Mood change - Pre-frontal cortex activation - Immune response stronger

Breathing Stress/Anxiety Calm/Well-being

Shallow Breathing 3 Deep Breathes.

Deep Breathing

If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be to simply to learn how to breathe correctly. Focusing On The Positive Must something external and extraordinary happen before we learn to appreciate the ordinary? Research On Gratitude - Emmons and Mcculough (2002) - Four groups: gratitude, hassles, superior, control - Writing Gratitudes was the strongest. A hassle was the weakest. - Physiological and health benefits.