From Stress to Resiliency
Study after study shows that we are experiencing more stress than ever. So much stress not only hinders our ability to enjoy life, it is a significant factor in illnesses such as cancer, heart conditions, chronic pain, infertility, and autoimmune disease, to name a few. In fact, of all the influences on our health and well-being, chronic stress is the most ubiquitous. A full 60-90 percent of doctor visits are for stress-related complaints.
Thankfully, there is something we can do about it.
Reducing stress by evoking the Relaxation Response not only decreases the severity and extent of illness, but may even prevent the onset of some conditions. Any number of techniques can be used to evoke the Relaxation Response-- meditation, prayer, yoga, tai chi and physical activity, to name a few.
The Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General Hospital in Boston conducts clinical research, trains practitioners, and offers a wide variety of programs, courses, one-on-one sessions and meditation cds for people of every age and in every state of physical and emotional health. These offerings are designed to give you the tools you need to reduce stress and increase personal resiliency in the face of life’s physical and emotional challenges.