Archives for Stress

The effects of unused stress

In the third part of the stress blog we look at the effects of unused stress. In part one, I wrote about the physiological processes of stress. Part two talked about why knowing about them matters.
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The physiology of stress

The physiology of stress “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another” (William James) Stress is not a modern invention This quote from William James (1842–1910), a lead American thinker, philosopher and psychologist, makes it clear that stress is an old phenomenon and one we all want to combat. “Why pooing your pants is not the only option” is a series of blogs that journeys deeper into the phenomenon we call stress. First we kick off with stress’s physiology – why, when stressed, some of us run to the toilet whilst others turn to
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The application of the existential-phenomenological four-dimension model in working with chronic pain

The application of the existential-phenomenological four-dimension model in working with chronic pain Pain is important for survival, but chronic pain has lost this danger-signalling property. It is highly prevalent in our society and many sufferers struggle with their lives. The National Health Service treats chronic pain predominantly with the biomedical model despite recommendations for multidisciplinary team treatments, where clients often arrive only when conventional treatments have failed. Within these multidisciplinary services, evidence-based psychological treatment is offered, mainly using cognitive behavioural and recently acceptance and commitment therapy. However, the evidence suggests high dropout rates, and research trials have tended to exclude
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