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“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” —Hans Selye
How can you better manage stress in order to heal? By some estimates, stress is responsible for 60-80% of doctor visits. When you have an autoimmune disorder, stress can cause flares and exacerbate symptoms. Taking a proactive approach to stress relief allows the body-mind to relax and heal. Dr. Kathy Gruver joins us again on this episode to talk about the stress response.
Author of Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques, Kathy shares her thoughts on the mind-body connection and how to better manage stress. Using examples from her own life and practice, Kathy pinpoints the importance of making positive choices to change your experience.
- What the stress response is
- When stress is good for us and when it becomes a problem
- The single best way to counteract the stress of life situations
- The role of the mind-body connection in healing
- Kathy’s top options for stress relief
- Using affirmations for health
- Tips on how to stay sick and how to get healthy
“I love affirmations, I hear people all the time very unknowingly saying the most horribly negative things to themselves….if you find yourself in a specific area of life saying something negative over and over again, change that language.”
“I encourage everyone to work on a cure, let’s get that going, but make sure you find healing within yourself too.”
Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post,Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodyworks Magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.
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