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The Confusion Called ‘Stress’

Posted on February 17, 2017

From the time Hans Selye defined “stress” in 1936 as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, the world has a come a long way in our understanding of stress. Today we know it is multifaceted and more complex than we originally thought. The General Adaptation Model of stress that Hans Selye spoke about consisted of three stages: The alarm stage, The resistance stage, and The exhaustion stage The alarm stage is characterised by the veryRead More

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Building Resilience at the Workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016

  Have you ever wondered how some of your colleagues have always responded well to demands of daily life, both at work and outside work, while others panic and withdraw into themselves? What makes them stand apart from the rest? I am sure all of us would love to see ourselves becoming more resilient to thrive through turbulent times. Let’s take a look at what is resilience and how can one develop resilience. What is Resilience? Resilience is that remarkable qualityRead More

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Stress and the Fundamentals of Caring

Posted on October 6, 2016

The once prominent line between body and mind has become blurred; it is now widely acknowledged amongst clinicians and laymen worldwide that the body affects mental processes, and that the mind has a large influence on the body. You will recognise the truth in this statement if you have ever been extremely tired physically and realised that your mind had stopped working, or if you have gone through a highly emotional experience like a break-up and found that your eating orRead More

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Life Begins Where Fear Ends: An article about courage

Posted on September 29, 2016

  “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela   If there is something natural and instinctual in the realm of the mind that can stop us from living the way we desire, it is the emotion of fear. From an evolutionary perspective fear can save our lives; for instance, our fear of snakesRead More

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Why You Need to Take Care of Yourself at Work

Posted on September 15, 2016

  People cope with problems the best way they know how. The unfortunate truth is that there are millions of people who are facing stress-related problems whether at work, home, or another significant area in their life, while there are thousands of websites that cater to precisely these problems. Life has never been simple but things in today’s world have in some ways become infinitely more complex than before, somehow sprouting the kind of problems that generations in the pastRead More