The science of stress and disease has been studied and written about since ancient times. Dr. Esther Sternberg’s groundbreaking work on the link between the central nervous system and the immune system, explores how immune molecules made in the blood can trigger brain function that profoundly affects our emotions, and has revolutionized our understanding of the integrated being we call a human self.
At Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore I teach you the stress reduction and self hypnosis techniques so that you can reduce and manage stress and anxiety and find your balance within.
The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease
“Our perception of stress, and therefore our response to it, is an ever-changing thing that depends a great deal on the circumstances and settings in which we find ourselves. It depends on previous experience and knowledge, as well as on the actual event that has occurred. And it depends on memory, too.” ~ Dr. Esther Sternberg
by Maria Popova: Long before scientists began shedding light on how our minds and bodies actually affect one another, an intuitive understanding of this dialogue between the body and the emotions, or feelings, emerged and permeated our very language: We use “feeling sick” as a grab-bag term for both the sensory symptoms — fever, fatigue, nausea — and the psychological malaise, woven of emotions like sadness and apathy.
The same parts of the brain that control the stress response … play an important role in susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. And since it is these parts of the brain that also play a role in depression, we can begin to understand why it is that many patients with inflammatory diseases may also experience depression at different times in their lives… Rather than seeing the psyche as the source of such illnesses, we are discovering that while feelings don’t directly cause or cure disease, the biological mechanisms underlying them may cause or contribute to disease. Thus, many of the nerve pathways and molecules underlying both psychological responses and inflammatory disease are the same, making predisposition to one set of illnesses likely to go along with predisposition to the other. The questions need to be rephrased, therefore, to ask which of the many components that work together to create emotions also affect that other constellation of biological events, immune responses, which come together to fight or to cause disease. Rather than asking if depressing thoughts can cause an illness of the body, we need to ask what the molecules and nerve pathways are that cause depressing thoughts. And then we need to ask whether these affect the cells and molecules that cause disease.
If stress and anxiety are impacting your health and other aspects of your life, you can learn self hypnosis for stress management at Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore. You can find your balance within.
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