Are You Working Too Hard?
Reprinted in this month's issue of Harvard Business Review, and originally published in that publication's November 2005 issue.
An interview with Dr. Benson by Bronwyn Fryer
Managers apply pressure to themselves and their teams in the belief that it will make them more productive. After all, stress is an intrinsic part of work and a critical element of achievement; without a certain amount of it, we would never perform at all.
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Stress and the Relaxation Response: The Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine
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By Kara Baskin G LO B E C O RRE S PO NDE NT MARC H 13 , 2 015
It’s noon on a dreary winter Friday at the BensonHenry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass. General Hospital. Cars spray pedestrians
with filthy slush. Sirens squeal, horns screech, people jostle one another on the narrow sidewalks without bothering to look up. But peace and enlightenment may be at hand.
I’m perched on a chair in the office of Dr. Herbert Benson, a twinkly eyed cardiologist who exudes pure beatitude and who has agreed to walk me through the basics of meditation. Benson, 79, is director emeritus of the institute that bears his name. He is the sultan of destressing, a pioneer in mind-body medicine and one of the first physicians to link stress with physical health. Click HERE to read the full article