How Stress Affects the Brain

Surely we all know that stress wears on us. It can create tension in the body, lower energy levels, harm relationships with others, and makes us more unsatisfied with life in general. But did you know that long periods of stress can actually change your brain? Watch this video to learn how chronic stress can impact your memory, mood, and heighten the chances of more serious complications later in life.

Remember that you cannot always control the events in life that are stressful. But you can change how you respond to them. Some of the most helpful methods such as exercise, meditation, relaxation, and mindfulness all have one thing in common: conscious breathing. Not only does this have physical benefits of  increased memory and a relaxed body, but the same breathing techniques will bring you into the moment. A way to navigate life with a little more time to breathe.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.