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Does Stress Make You Anxious? Blame Your Immune System

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A new study shows how the immune system’s response to stress causes symptoms of anxiety.

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"The key, they found, lies in the immune system. When lab mice were under stress, immune cells traveled to the brain and activated the regions associated with anxiety. The greater a mouse’s immune response, the more anxious behavior it displayed."

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:53 PM

#factsaboutstress #understandingstress #howstresscanharmyou We all know that stress is a part of life.   Either in our private or professional lives we experience stress everyday.   Understanding stress is a key part in learning to deal with stress.  


There are plenty of resources with facts about stress available to us.   From how stress can harm you to how to avoid stress are all online for us to research.   An interesting article states how our immune systems could be responsible for our feelings of anxiety from stress.   


A study from the Ohio State University confirmed in lab mice that when put under stressful situations immune cells traveled to the brain and activated regions associated with anxiety.    This could also lead to an explanation to why we tend to get sick when we are stressed out.

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The Brain Performance Center

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We strive to improve the quality of life for every patient and family on their terms. Each brain is... (#Neurofeedback and #Biofeedback are the secret weapon of athletes & professionals to stay calm, and super-focused.
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Biofeedback Therapy For Addiction Recovery | Sovereign Health ...

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Biofeedback therapy is an innovative new treatment option offered at Sovereign Health Group.
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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage | Stress Response and Bio-feedback Therapy | Scoop.it
If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers.
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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:41 AM

Could be useful if your health condition/circumstance is "pain". 

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DoD’s new Android app connects to wearable devices for biofeedback | mobihealthnews

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DoD’s new Android app connects 2 wearable devices 4 biofeedback http://t.co/nThGfWPI #Veterans #Military #vets #healthcare #IT #technology

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Bandu: The watch that slows you down (prototype)

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Bandu is a biofeedback watch and smartphone app that empowers you to take time for yourself with music, games, a phone call, or with deep breaths or a stretch. The Neumitra team behind this innovation is actually counting 5 members, including MIT alumnis. They are actually on a fundraising phasis (through indigogo crowdfunding and RockHealth program).


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Reality Tunnel

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Reality tunnel (aka belief system, world view, world model, reference frame, intentionality etc) ... coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson.


... the concept that with a subconscious set of filters formed from their beliefs and experiences, everyone interprets this same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”.


This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; just that our access to it is mediated through our senses, experience, conditioning, prior beliefs, and other non-objective factors.


Through various techniques one can break down old reality tunnels and impose new reality tunnels by removing old filters and replacing them with new ones, new perspectives on reality - at will.


This is achieved through various processess of deprogramming using meditation, controlled use of hallucinogens, neuro-linguistic programming, cybernetics, hypnosis, bio-feedback devices, and forcibly acting out other Reality Tunnels.


The most ideal Reality Tunnel would be the most open one. ‘Believe Nothing; Explore Everything ‘is the main philosophy, so instead of travelling between Reality Tunnels you create one that encompasses everything.


Beliefs are considered dogma, they filter out much of reality.


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Danijel Drnić's comment, February 21, 2013 5:03 PM
..let's say this way..If I send you buy bread, and you had no clue how that bread looks like, what will you buy ??
ddrrnt's comment, February 21, 2013 11:45 PM
I would have to understand what "Bread" meant in your reality tunnel.
Danijel Drnić's comment, February 22, 2013 5:04 AM
..excuse me on my bad example flow, but let be light, I can use any term and tell you but until you don't get explanation how does it look like you can't buy it. So and if you don't, question again, what will you buy ??
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Breaking Bad's Stressful, Money-Minded Answer to 'What Now?' - The Atlantic

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Every week for the second half of the final season of Breaking Bad, our roundtable of TheAtlantic.com's J.J.
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Biofeedback Earclip Bluetooth Sensor : Relax, Refocus, Reboot

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ZenSensor earclip. A Biofeedback Sensor irish project. Feature = HRV and Breathing training. ZenApps project, quiet the same than Inner Balance from HeartMath (Mandala style).  Release date = nc

 


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Biofeedback Video Game Helps Kids Control Anger

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If you can’t help children with anger problems through psychotherapy alone, try a video game.

But not just any video game: RAGE Control, developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, uses biofeedback to encourage kids to control their emotions, and researchers report positive results.

In the "Space Invaders"-like game, kids shoot at enemy spaceships and leave friendly ones alone. During the study, children wore a monitor that tracked their heart rate and displayed it on screen. If their heart rate went above a certain level, they could no longer fire on the enemy ships.

Peter Ducharme, the study’s lead researcher, says that while shooting games are sometimes associated with problems such as increased aggression in youths, they chose to create this kind of game because the kids got more involved in them.

“These are games that are familiar and enjoyable to kids, and teaches kids how to stay in emotional control and avoid reacting impulsively, which is why we believe we see a reduction in anger,” Ducharme said in an email to TechNewsDaily.


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What is stress? - BBC News

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Whilst a lack of stress means your body is under-stimulated, stress that is too intense or prolonged, causes your body to release stress hormones over a long period.
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Turn stress into positive energy - The Standard

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Turn stress into positive energy - The Standard

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So if stress is a fact of life, you may as well use it to your advantage. Command it to help you, and it just might.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, September 20, 2013 2:23 PM

#destress #goodstress #benefitsfromstress #managingyourstress #aboutstress Are we looking at stress the right way?   We are so worried about stress and how to manage stress that maybe we should try seeing it as a positive?     Are their positive benefits from stress? 


Many of us see stress as bad.    However the fact is we can turn it into good stress by changing our attitude towards it.   A new study shows that how you feel about stress can make a huge difference.   In the study a group was told to view their stress response as a positive thing.   Because of this advice their blood vessels were relaxed when put in a stressful situation.   Meaning the more positive stress is viewed, the less physical damage is can cause.    


I'm not saying quit managing your stress.   Keep up with your destress techniques.    Just try and view the stress you cannot control in a positive light.  

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Is THIS Why We Feel Anxious When We're Stressed?

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Why do we feel anxious when we're under stress? A new study in mice might have the answer. (Stress getting the best of you?
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Managing Stress Arousal for Optimal Performance: A Guide to the Warrior Color Code

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"If you’re like many people, you likely experienced small cognitive and physical breakdowns due to fear and stress. Whenever we encounter stressful situations, our body is flooded with hormones that elevate our heart rate to prime us to fight or flee. Our bodies become aroused and ready for action – a good thing. But if we get too amped up, our physical and cognitive skills fall apart – a very bad, potentially dangerous thing." http://buff.ly/13wzVxn


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Maker Faire New York: Pulse Sensor: Incorporating Biofeedback into your Arduino Projects

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The Pulse Sensor is plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. It can be used by students, artists, athletes, makers, and game & mobile developers who want to easily incorporate live heart-ra...

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Why Optimists Seem To Handle Stress Better

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Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

Researchers from Concordia University found that optimists' stress hormone levels remain more stable in the face of stressful moments compared with pessimists.


"On days where they experience higher than average stress, that's when we see that the pessimists' stress response is much elevated, and they have trouble bringing their cortisol levels back down," study researcher Joelle Jobin, who is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at the university, said in a statement. "Optimists, by contrast, were protected in these circumstances."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:59 PM

Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

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PIP Biofeedback Game Controller helps you achieve inner calm

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Do your hands get all sweaty when you spot that special someone or when a big decision comes down to the wire? A new device out of Dublin, Ireland called the PIP


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Mobile app provides biofeedback for patients - 62nd Airlift Wing

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"This app takes many of the large medical sensors found in a clinic and puts them in the hands of anyone with a smart phone.

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Ergoskin Bio-feedback Underwear - Wearable Tech | CrunchWear

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Talia Elena Radford Cryns, creator of Ergoskin, is a student at the University for Applied Arts, Industrial Design, in Vienna – Austria. This design assists the wearer with a push to reinforce prope...

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Stress Fuels Cancer

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Stress DOES have an impact on cancer: Anxiety switches on a gene that speeds ...
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Stress fuels cancer by triggering a 'master switch' gene which allows the disease to spread, according to new research.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 24, 2013 1:01 AM

Researchers at Ohio State University have found that our own bodies help turn cancer against us by turning on a 'master switch' gene known as ATF3 which is expressed in response to stressful conditions in all types of cells.

Cancer cells somehow coax immune-system cells recruited to the site of a tumor to express ATF3 which promotes the immune cells to act erratically and give cancer an escape route to other areas of the body.

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:40 PM

More evidence that identifying stress triggers and reducing stress are an incredibly important part of wellbeing.  For more information on how coaching using iPEC's (The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) Energy Leadership(TM) Model can put you in the driver's seat of reducing your own stress, check out wellbeyondordinary.com and search "stress".  This is work I've been doing with cancer survivorship, caregivers and healthcare professionals for several years now.  Check out testimonials for insights into how cancer survivorship and caregiver (both personal and professional caregivers) can help.

Tambre Leighn's curator insight, September 7, 2013 3:30 PM

One of the key components we address when working with clients using the coaching paradigm created by iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) founder, Bruce D. Schneider, is to help them understand the impact stress is having, what triggers it and how to reduce it.  

 

The Energy Leadership Index (tm) Assessment is a simple online assessment tool that shows an individual's stress reaction in a quantifiable, measurable way.  Stress impacts our health, wellbeing, ability to perform, our success and our ability to create new behaviors when we want to make lifestyle behavior changes.  Stress reduction needs to become a top priority to help support prevention, wellbeing and the opportunity for people to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

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Eating At Your Desk Is Making You More Stressed And Less Creative

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If you spend every workday eating a sad-looking salad at your desk while still staring at your screen, you're not alone -- along with the death of the 9-to-5 job, the lunch break has vanished from many employees' work schedules. According to a 2011 survey by human resources consulting firm Right Management, only one in three American workers take a lunch break -- leaving 65 percent of employees either eat at their desks or not eat at all.



But your lunch habits can make a big difference in your work life, according to a Germany study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers at Humboldt University in Berlin explored the psychological consequences of meal situations, looking at how lunchtime eating circumstances affected thinking and emotional states.



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Mindfulness Linked to Lower Stress Hormones | Psych Central News

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New research suggests that focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The ability to.
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