Stress happens to us all. It is a normal human reaction that occurs with change or challenges in life. Sometimes stress helps to keep us motivated, alert and ready to handle tough situations. We may ace a test or performance, or be quick to rise to the occasion in a medical emergency. This is healthy stress. But too much stress, or continuous stress without breaks, can affect our health and our abilities to cope. Chronic stress sends the body’s nervous system into overdrive, producing symptoms such as a racing heart, exhaustion, headaches, dizziness, pain, jaw tension, digestive issues, trouble sleeping, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, and a general inability to function as usual. Understanding stress—where it comes from, and how it affects us—is a crucial factor in managing our well-being.


How Your Brain Can Turn Anxiety into Calmness

Physician, author, speaker, researcher, and consultant Martin L. Rossman, MD, discusses how to use the power of the healing mind to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness.


When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection W/ Dr. Gabor Maté


Psychologist Explains the Secret to Making Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal & Lewis Howes

Kelly McGonigal is an inspiring person. Her research is making the world a better, less stressed-out place every day.


Dr. Gabor Maté on the Connection Between Stress and Disease

In this talk, Dr. Maté shared his insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying ‘no’ to that which the mind cannot or will not acknowledge.


Perinatal Services BC - Biology of Loss: Recognizing Impaired Attachments & Fostering Resilience

Presenting at the March 2016 Perinatal Services BC Healthy Mothers & Healthy Babies conference, renowned speaker and author Dr.


A Therapist Breaks Down How Our Bodies Carry Racial Trauma

There’s growing research into racism’s real impact on the body, especially how stress can impact health and how your DNA works. Resmaa Menakem, a therapist and trauma specialist has been drawing on this research for years.


Theories of Psychosomatic Disorders

A short lecture from the Psychosomatics Student Group Riga by Kamiar-K. Rückert. Talking about the different psychodynamic theories of Psychosomatic Medicine.


Is Psychosomatic Medicine Real?

A short lecture from the Psychosomatics Student Group Riga by Kamiar-K. Rückert. Talking about the History of the Mind and Body in medicine as well as the Physiology (Stress-Fear Axis, Epigenetics and Psychoimmunology).


The Effect of Trauma on the Brain and How It Affects Behaviors | John Rigg | TEDxAugusta

In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response.


What is Psychosomatic?

The term ‘psychosomatic’ means mind and body related. A psychosomatic disorder is a physical disease which is caused, or worsened, by mental factors. The term is also used when mental factors cause physical symptoms but where there is no physical disease.


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