Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is an American health psychologist, lecturer, yoga practitioner, and author. She is known for her work translating discoveries in psychology and neuroscience into popular self-help strategies, most notably regarding the unexpected benefits of stress. She is a strong advocate of yoga, meditation, and self-compassion for physical and mental health.


How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It

You hear it all the time: stress causes heart disease; stress causes insomnia; stress is bad for you! But what if changing how you think about stress could make you happier, healthier, and better able to reach your goals? Combining exciting new research on resilience and mindset, Kelly McGonigal, Ph...

Change Your Stress Response

Yoga can transform your reactions, improve your health, and help you embody grace under pressure.

The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress.


Stanford Psychologist Reveals One Change That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life | Kelly McGonigal

On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dr. Kelly McGonigal explains how to change your emotional states through physical movement, and also explains why movement has such a strong effect on the brain.

Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain

It's no secret that yoga increases muscular flexibility and strength, but you may not know that yoga is a proven treatment for back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic pain conditions.

The Big Brain Benefits of Meditation

Science proves meditating restructures your brain and trains it to concentrate, feel greater compassion, cope with stress, and more.

These three skills—self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matters most—are the foundation for self-control.


The Science of Willpower: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal

Health psychologist and Stanford lecturer Dr. Kelly McGonigal talks about what willpower is and how we can get more of it.

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But, as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy.


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