In this powerful TED Talk, Kelly McGonigal shows us how stress is not the problem…it’s how we think about stress, and our beliefs and mindsets about stress that are the killers. She demonstrates how stress actually creates resilience; both physical and social/emotional. Go figure!
She shares the research that shows that it’s not stress that’s bad for us…it’s BELIEVING that stress is bad for us that’s bad for us.
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. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Kelly McGonigal translates academic research into practical strategies for health, happiness and personal success.