All my life I wanted to write articles, books or other essays to bring the people the ideas and the information that seemed to me interesting and educational by nature, meaning useful and helpful for any life situation. Many years ago while I was watching the movie Have Never Been Kissed I was thrilled by the words Drew Berrymore’s heroine proclaimed in her newspaper article: “You should write about things you know the best”. Now, after obtaining my PhD in health psychology focusing my research on stress and health, I have decided to share the research findings in the filed of stress management and well-being. I strongly believe that knowledge empowers us to face stressful circumstances we cannot avoid in the current of our life events.
“… Knowledge is power to overcome the past, to change our own situations, to fight new obstacles, to make better decisions.”
– Ben Carson
Stress and Immunity (Published)
In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the role of stress and stress hormones in our health. It’s amazing how a set of events, where a stressor is presented might involve us in the process of apprising the environmental challenge and lead us to “fight-or-flight” response on the physiological level.
The idea that stress has only a harmful effect on us does not draw a full picture. It’s scientifically proven that stress and stress hormones have not only harmful effects on our body, but also they have potentially beneficial properties aimed at mobilizing our immune system for fighting immunologic confrontations.
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The Solving Life’s Problems Workbook (Published)
This workbook offers you a self-help way to acquire skills necessary at the moments when you are experiencing difficulties in your life and reacting to the events with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or anger. This workbook is aimed at equipping you with tools that will help you manage your life through controlling your emotions and thoughts. All the tools proposed in this workbook are grounded on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Problem-Solving Therapy (PST) that is based on a cognitive-behavioural way focused on improving skills to cope with stressful life experiences and to foster general behavioural competence. Also, it includes the brief information about depression, anxiety, and anger.
Stress and Health: What you need to know for your well-being (In Work)
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. 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 years of life lost to premature death and disability. Thus, it becomes essential to comprehend in which ways psychological processes might have an impact on physical health and overall well-being.
We are coping with stress based on our life experiences choosing the mechanisms which worked best for us without knowing whether they were healthful or harmful to our body.