Stress Does Not Kill You.

This is a TED talk on managing stress. It turns out that previous research that suggests that stress can kill you from cardiovascular and other events is not accurate.

Instead, the vantage point you view your stress from determines which way you go.

If you see stress as harmful to you, then, yes, you will experience stress that may hurt you.

If you see stress as emboldening, then you can risk your risk substantially, and even grow from it.

It’s all in how you view it.

How do YOU view stress? What kind of a relationship would YOU like with stress?

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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7 Responses to Stress Does Not Kill You.

  1. Mikey says:

    What if one’s problem is that they see too many possibilities…. too many vantage points, and it’s all too overwhelming? How do you choose one vantage point when you know there are a thousand others that may be just as valid and real? One might need to keep his world very small to cope with it 😦

  2. Mikey says:

    I will check it out.

    My reality is that everything changes the moment I move. And then it changes again. And then again.
    This puts me out of step with everyone. No one stops to ask what the hell is going on… they seem to know automatically and can move forward.

    • The truth? They probably feel the same way. We all do.

      Change can either be seen as a threat or an opportunity or a wave to be surfed.

    • Mikey says:

      I’m not saying it right… It is the opposite of change… it’s that everything is all things at once. But we can’t process it all simultaneously. That’s why things appear to change when we shift perspective.

      I sometimes say that I am bad at being people. What I mean is that most people can look inside themselves and find a truth that feels correct . When I look inside, I see that everything is true. Or maybe everything is untrue. Or both. Im not sure and I’m not good at cherry-picking a viewpoint. It’s overwhelming at times. Most people appear to be much better at it. I’ve developed some skill, but I seem to lack the knack that most seem to have.

      Meh… This is feeling too much like a therapy session. I’ll stop to now to avoid being billed. 😉

    • LOL.

      I take a lot of insurances….

      Last parting shot… If you have some skill, you can’t lack the knack.

      Be good, and peace.

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