Stressed for Good: Surprising New Science about Stress

Stressed for Good: Surprising New Science about Stress

…uctive had measurable health and task performance benefits. . Your Body On Stress Stress in your brain and body activates the sympathetic–adrenal–medullary (SAM) axis following one of two stress response pathways: Challenge or Threat. This table shows the differences between the two pathways. Challenge Stress Response Threat Stress Response increased cardiac efficiency reduced cardiac efficiency vasodilation (increase peripheral blood flow) vasoco…

White Paper: Stress, EQ, and Performance in Healthcare

White Paper: Stress, EQ, and Performance in Healthcare

…way EQ helps improve performance is by mitigating the negative effects of stress. Stress is a physical, mental, and emotional response to perceived threat. Stress can be healthy and valuable; it can focus people on critical needs and can motivate learning; short, intense stress is even healthy. On the other hand, stress can also deteriorate both physical and mental health (contributing to disease, reducing physical resilience, increasing depressi…

Stress Buster

Stress Buster

…uster Program which includes a series of three e-mails and free tools! The Stress-Buster Program includes inspiration and research based tools to help you transform your stress into positive energy. By submitting this form I consent that I’d like to receive email about EQ from Six Seconds (and can opt-out anytime) and to the terms of Six Seconds’ Privacy Policy including, if I’m outside the US, transferring my data internationally, and that Six Se…

Turn Stress into Thriving

Turn Stress into Thriving

…ses to help you grow. Sample classes include: 5 Practical Steps to Relieve Stress, Guided Relaxation Meditation, & Finding Peace in Unrest LIVE-online classes with world-class experts and a supportive community Blending real-world experience with decades of neuroscience Free and low-cost ($ 7.50) classes daily, plus recordings and eLearning from just $0.99 “A space to learn about the value of human connection through the vulnerability of emotions….

Turn Stress into Thriving

Turn Stress into Thriving

…ses to help you grow. Sample classes include: 5 Practical Steps to Relieve Stress, Guided Relaxation Meditation, & Finding Peace in Unrest LIVE-online classes with world-class experts and a supportive community Blending real-world experience with decades of neuroscience Free and low-cost ($ 7.50) classes daily, plus recordings and eLearning from just $0.99 “A space to learn about the value of human connection through the vulnerability of emotions….

14 EQ Resources for Emotional Health During Coronavirus

14 EQ Resources for Emotional Health During Coronavirus

…tea. One reason the emotional reactions to Covid-19 are so strong is that STRESS is already so high. Here’s a quick insight into the neuroscience of stress and why we become so volatile. Learn and Connect Online with Six Seconds In times like these, we need to strengthen our connections and our skills… but in many places, it’s not viable to connect in person. Fortunately, the Six Seconds community has an uplifting range of free and low-cost onlin…

Threat or Challenge? The Surprising New Science of How We Think About Stress

Threat or Challenge? The Surprising New Science of How We Think About Stress

…bout stress,” McGonigal says, “you can change your body’s response to it.” Stressing About Stress According to a massive research study at the University of Wisconsin, our attitudes about stress make it a killer. In the study, a sample of 30,000 people reported feeling high stress AND held a negative view of stress (reported that stress impacted their health a lot). In this group, participants had a 43% increased risk of premature death. It turns…

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

Finding Peace Amidst Holiday Stress

…ten to a bigger range of emotions, and have more peace.   People often add stress to their stress with three common mistakes: Try to change too much at once. It’s almost inevitable that if you try to fix everything at once you’ll be disappointed! Take it slow, focus on one change and get that right. Blame yourself. People often tell me “I shouldn’t feel this,” or “I should be past this.” Fine. But if you’re not, your not! People are quirky, irrati…

Healthcare Study: Emotional Intelligence Reduces Stress and Predicts 66% of Key Success Factors

Healthcare Study: Emotional Intelligence Reduces Stress and Predicts 66% of Key Success Factors

…thcare professionals – and especially those in leadership positions. While stress is a challenge to almost everyone, the way doctors and nurses cope with stress can be a matter of life and death. Fortunately new research reveals one key for dealing with the pressure: emotional intelligence. In a study conducted with the obstetrics department of a major urban hospital in Bologna, Italy, the healthcare professionals high in emotional intelligence sc…

Parenting to overcome stress

…asic, a little simplistic – but not bad! Premise is that there is negative stress and positive stress. Parents need help kids know the difference and know what to do about it. What to do? Well, a few suggestions. Conclusion: EMOTIONAL intelligence helps children adjust to the needs and pressures of life. Life’s challenges often cause anxiety, leading children to seek reassurance. Children can be taught to deal with challenges by identifying their…

Qatar Airways: Removing the Stress of Travel

Qatar Airways: Removing the Stress of Travel

…o create ‘moments of magic’ with passengers.   Passengers are often tired, stressed and jet lagged. Crew likewise. In the midst of this, how can emotional intelligence be used to form genuine, powerful moments of connection? What difference does that make?   Emotional intelligence equips our cabin crew with an ability to better understand and manage themselves as well as their relationships with passengers on any given flight. Importantly, it deve…

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