turning stress into strength

Enhance your healing potential with up-to-the minute information about a rapidly building body of discoveries.

While stress hormones are designed to save your life–if you are fleeing from a tiger or dodging an out-of-control motorist—the unchecked flow of these hormones, over time, can degrade bone, act as battery acid on the memory center of your brain, create weight gain and even deregulate your immune system.

The good news is that you don’t have to quit your job and move to Tahiti to stem the tide of stress chemicals. Fortunately, there are tricks of the trade that can help you here.

The first key is your breath. When Andrew Weil, MD, and I were interviewed by Oprah magazine, each of us were asked “What is the one best thing you can do for your health?” We both answered, “Breathe correctly!” Recent findings reveal healthy breathing (breathing from the diaphragm or your tummy) can help reduce stress hormones.  On the other hand, chest breathing sends a message that all is not well, and our body begins to prepare for fight or flight. Plenty of good reasons to practice healthy breathing!

The second key in reducing harmful levels of stress hormones is noticing how we think and talk to ourselves. And the third key is what we imagine or picture in minds. All three of these everyday occurrences have a powerful effect on your health, creativity and performance.

All three keys, and more, come together in our Turning Stress into Strength strategies, toolbox, seminars and programs. Take advantage of the relaxation pieces that can be downloaded free of charge (under the tab “free stuff”). Learn about positive self-talk and feel-good imagery that can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, help balance blood sugar, accelerate weight loss, provide pain relief, and lower anxiety. These tools have been shown to help reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment and boost immune cell activity. Read more about how to Turn Stress into Strength in the book, on the site or in a personal training session. All tools (audios, biofeedback devices, book and handouts) are provided to those taking a course or working with Brenda personally.

“Participating in Brenda Stockdale’s six-week session has been, for me, one of the most serendipitous experiences ever. She teaches, inspires and has us practice techniques that incorporate PNI concepts that work. Maureen and I really appreciate the opportunity this has given us to learn and put into practice more steps toward healing and wellness… This is a “shining point of light” in our community.”– JH

Warning Signs

Check to see if you have any of these “early warning signs” that indicate stress might be endangering your health:

  • Cold hands and feet
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Heart-burn
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of “restful” sleep
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Constant flu and colds
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

Discover the Power of the Mind to Heal

Lifesaving skills, techniques and behaviors can influence body processes once thought to be beyond our control. These methods can restore the brain and improve immunity–as well as cardiac function–while boosting peace of mind and alleviate anxiety and depression. As a result, many of these techniques are being taught in advanced health care centers as a primary means of preventive medicine. As a testament to the effectiveness of these techniques, some insurers offer discounts to those trained in their use. So that you can quickly and easily take advantage of the latest thinking in health care, we invite you to learn more about how to Turn Stress into Strength by reading the book, attending a personal session or seminar with Brenda or by contacting Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, US Oncology or Advanced Medicine.

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Turning Stress into Strength is sponsored by the listed companies above, by private entities for employees, corporations and special interest groups not open to the general public. To bring the program to your company, group or for private sessions, please contact Brenda directly.