Tag Archives: Stress

How Stress Impacts Your Health

Feb 24, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

As soon as you feel stressed your sympathetic nervous system kicks into gear preparing your body to fight or flee from whatever is causing you stress…   Soon after the HPA (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal) Axis comes into play.  As you can see in the diagram below the hypothalamus notifies the pituitary gland which then sends a hormone to the adrenals, which tells it to stimulate the production of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol has a number of effects on the body including: Increased heart and respiratory rates Slowing down digestion Putting  immune system ‘on hold’ Causing blood to flow to largeRead more …

Limiting Poison Perceptions

Apr 25, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

We know that when it comes to the challenges of raising children with special needs, managing stress can be a huge stumbling block. One of the most difficult aspects of stress is our perception of the world around us. The more negative our view, the more difficult it is for us to turn off the stress hormones that are affecting our health. According to Go Big Coach, Kristen Howe, these thoughts are called poisoned perceptions. We know that stress isn’t going anywhere, so we need to establish a way of moving through it.   “Times of stress are also timesRead more …