Ep 240: The Anatomy of Acute Stress & Strategies to Manage It

 

Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

We all experience acute stress. Sometimes on a daily basis. In this episode Jeremy breaks down acute stress and talks about the anatomy and physiology of stress. He reviews a theory on how highly stressful situations can affect our thinking and performance. He also points out how a certain amount of acute stress is actually helpful.

Then Jeremy discusses the meaning of BVM and how body position, breathing, visualizing success, speaking positively and motivating oneself with a mantra can help us deal with acute stress and come out on top.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:

  • The anatomy of stress – what role does each part of the body play? [4:08]
  • A theory of the psychology and physiology of stress. [11:01]
  • The right amount of stress can actually be a motivator and enhance performance. [13:48]
  • The BVM acronym provides strategies for handling stress. [15:45]

Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

 

Resources:

  • David Grossman –On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Lt.-Col. Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen, PPCT Research Publications, 2004.
  • A good site to see a representation of Grossmans’ Graph of how stress affects one’s psychological and physiological response: https://www.cdnfirefighter.com/stress-management-5807/
  • Marcus, Hani, et al. (2013). Practice makes perfect? The role of simulation-based deliberate practice. Neurosurgery 72:A124-A130.
  • Bramson, Rachel, et al. (2011). Comparing the effects of mental imagery rehearsal and physical practice. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, Vol. 17, No. 2, 3-6.

 


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