Our body’s response is an important component of an emotional reaction to any event. If you’ve ever been criticized in public and found your face heated and your heart pounding, you’ve experienced your body’s reaction to shame or humiliation.
The holidays, with their activity and distraction, have passed. For many American’s, this first week of January brings a renewed focus on work.
If you’re one of the 76 percent of Americans who experience work as somewhat or very significantly stressful, then you may be returning to work with resolutions to improve some aspect of work that contributes to your stress.
In an overview of the research on stress in this month’s Monitor on Psychology Rebecca Clay highlights advice on how organizations and individuals can reduce conflict and the often stressful consequences.
Here are a few tips: Continue reading “Does Work/Life Conflict Cause You Stress?” »
Mindfulness has begun to gain acceptance beyond the field of mental health. It is increasingly viewed as a strategy not just for those experiencing stress, pain or intense emotions, but also as a skill to enhance functioning in various aspects of life.