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Simple Neuroscience: The Neuroscience of Stress

Magda Tabac
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This book offers a very simple but comprehensive view of what is happening inside our body and brain when we are under stress and proposes a number of simple practices to help you manage stress better
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In today’s world, stress has increasingly become a big part of our daily lives. And while we cannot always avoid it, there is something else we can do. We can start to understand why we react the way we do under stress, what is happening inside our body and our brain when we are stressed and, of course, what we can do about it.
This book will offer you a very simple and yet comprehensive view of these neuroscience elements, and will propose a number of simple practices to help you manage your stress better. And, in the end, to help you not to only bounce back, but to actually bounce forward.

About the Author

Magda is a certified trainer in the Process Communication Model ® and a NeuroMindfulness© Master Practitioner.
After 12 years in multinational organisations, she changed career and turned towards training, psychology and neuroscience. Now she trains people to better understand themselves and others, improve their communication and tackle stress more efficiently.

  • About the author
  1. Introduction
    1. History of Neuroscience
    2. Neuroscience Basics
    3. Brain Basics
    4. The Nervous System
    5. Neurons
    6. Synapses
    7. Neuroplasticity
  2. Our toolbox
    1. Our Four Biological Motivations
    2. The Metaphor of the Rider and the Elephant
    3. Fight, Flight, Freeze
    4. The SCARF Model
  3. What is stress?
    1. Categorising stress: Acute vs. Chronic, Physical vs. Psychological and Real vs. Imagined Stress
    2. The Four Components: Biological, Emotional, Cognitive, Behavioural
    3. Emotional Hijacking
    4. Constructive vs. Toxic Stress
  4. Getting Out of Stress: Building Resilience
    1. The Body, Mind, Environment Framework
    2. Examples of Practices
  5. Conclusions
    1. Summary of Lessons Learned
    2. Recommendations
  6. References

This book taught me some simple but effective principles of how stress works and it gave me a good foundation to build upon in the future in the stress management area. The informations are easy to understand and remember and useful to everyone who wants a starting point on the matter. Also the fact that the book includes suggestions on how we can build resilience is a plus for those who not only want to lear but also actively manage stress in their life or life or others
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