Stress and the Brain

Stress and the Brain
Posted on 12/16/2016

Developmental Psychologist and chair of the Psychology Department at Marshall University, Dr. Linz had much to say about the effects of stress on the brain.  She worked well with the students and tried to show them that chronic stress can have harsh effects on the brain and body of individuals.  She was kind enough to share some ideas to combat stress.  Those ideas include mindfulness, distraction and focusing on the end goal.  She even shared a mindfulness activity with the students in which they identified three things they could hear, see and feel.  Our students could benefit from channeling their thoughts and feelings and focusing on the moment.  We are grateful Dr. Linz took time from her busy schedule to share such important information with the Alternative School.


                    Tips for Managing Stress
~Take a time-out                        ~Do your best
~Eat well-balanced meals            ~Accept what you cannot control
~Limit alcohol and caffeine          ~Welcome humor
~Get enough sleep                     ~Maintain a positive attitude
~Exercise daily                           ~Get involved
~Take deep breaths                    ~Learn what triggers anxiety
~Count to 10 slowly                    ~Talk to someone

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