Brain Bites: Navigating Stress and Anxiety

Brain Bites – Navigating Stress and Anxiety

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Rebecca Heiss

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Shift your mindset toward excitement and adventure over stress and ordeal. 


Since you can’t eliminate stress from your life, why not learn how to manage it and use it to your advantage? Learn how your instinctive reactions are working against you to create stress and anxiety, and what you can do to change your reactions. Experts Rebecca Heiss and Nathan Robinson will give you insight into the difference between chronic stressors and acute stressors, and teach you strategies to distract your focus. Practice specific activities along with them to help mitigate the effects of cortisol on your body. 


Topics covered include: 

  • Defining and separating distress from eustress 
  • Recognizing how our default stress behaviors are trying to protect us 
  • Recognizing the difference between chronic and acute stressors 
  • Describing the long-term effects of cortisol on health and performance 
  • Engaging in behaviors that lower chronic stress 
  • Listing appropriate strategies to distract yourself and mitigate the effects of cortisol on your body in the moment 
  • Listing 7 activities to mitigate the effects of cortisol 


High-quality HD content in the “Uniquely Engaging™” Bigger Brains Teacher-Learner style! 

Course Contents:

#  Lesson   Length 
1  The Myth of Zero Stress  4:00 
2  Getting to Know Your Ancient Brain  5:56 
3  Choosing Adventure  5:25 
4  Chronic Stress  7:05 
5  Acute Stressors  4:08 
6  The Cortisol Gym  3:58 

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