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The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 3 - Nuts and Bolts of the Stress Response Cycle and How to Complete it

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes

We hear all the time that stress is bad for us, but is all stress bad?  And what can we do to manage the stress that is bad for us?

In this episode we will explore:

  • The definition of stress
  • What happens in our bodies during a stress response cycle (fight, flee or freeze)
  • Eustress or stress that can be beneficial for us
  • What it means to "complete the stress response cycle"
  • Ways that you can begin to complete the stress response cycle

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Harvard Medical School (2020, June 6). Understanding the Stress Response. Harvard Health Publishing.

Nagoski, A., PhD, & Nagoski, E., DMA (2019). Burnout, the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. Ballantine Books.

Scott, E., PhD (2022, May 11). What is Eustress? Very Well Mind.