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The Bi-Directional Effects of Stress on Our Immune System

Doctor’s New Book Exposes Stress’ Impact on Immune System Stress often feels like a parasite slowly sucking the life and light out of its host. In a country where 6.7 million of its inhabitants ages 15 and up report “most days were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful,’” according to Statistics Canada, it is no wonder there is such a strong focus on health and wellness in Canada. Stress affects Canadians’ health in more ways than most can imagine, and…

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Stress and Health: What you need to know for your well-being

Stress, especially excessive one, occupies a pivotal position within public health all over the world. At the end of 1970s it has been declared that when an individual achieves the threshold of excessive stress, he/she might experience dramatic psychological changes related to either mental or physical health problems (U.S. Public Health Service, 1979). One of the recent reports, that touched the issue of stress as mental illness, introduced the notion of the disability-adjusted year (DALY) for calculating the number of…

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The Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Workbook: A Self-Help Tool for Solving Life’s Problems

In Press The Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and has strong empirical support for treating mood and anxiety disorders. The basic premise of the CBT is that emotions are difficult to change directly, so this type of therapy targets emotions by changing thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distress emotions. The CBT builds a set of skills that enables an individual to be aware of thoughts and emotions; identify how situations, thoughts, and behaviours influence…

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My Blog is a source of information based on the most recent findings in stress and health…

My Blog is a source of information based on the most recent findings in stress and health. All the posts are divided in two categories: (1) stress coping and (2) stress and health. Stress coping category includes the information helpful for stress management and stress reduction. In some posts, I am discussing the useful techniques for dealing with stressful situations we sometimes face in our lives. All these techniques have been empirically proven to be quite helpful. Stress and Health…

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