Change your negative nerves into positive energy – BBC

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Watch the BBC first on iPlayer 👉 The World Health Organisation has described stress as ‘the health epidemic of the 21st century’. In this programme Fiona Phillips wants to understand why we are experiencing increased amounts of stress in our lives and what actions we can take in order to reduce it.

Fiona speaks openly about her own experience of stress and her desire to find better coping mechanisms in the hope of improving her health and happiness. A key question driving Fiona’s discovery is whether or not some types of stress might actually be good for us and drive us towards better performance and confidence at work and a healthier approach to the pressure and stress we might face at home. Fiona investigates this latest scientific thinking and learns how to turn stress into a weapon rather than a woe, simply by changing the way we perceive it. We reveal exciting new research about stress that could help us to lose weight – particularly those suffering from diabetes or obesity.

Alongside a team of experts and a number of willing volunteers, Fiona puts herself on the front line and in a number of high-stress situations to truly understand the meaning and power of stress, and find out if we can actually learn how to use it to our advantage.

Fiona explores some of the very latest scientific research behind stress and demonstrates a number of techniques and lifestyle changes which are designed to keep our high stress levels in check.

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16 Replies to “Change your negative nerves into positive energy – BBC”

  1. This demonstrates the power of our minds however to make this a permanent situation, you need vipassana meditation.
    Go back in history 2600 years ago and meet one of the greatest human beings that ever lived, the Buddha, who's down to earth technique can bring miracles to our anxious lives.

  2. I do this for exams and it works. I feel excited about getting the exam out of the way and before I know it I'm scribbling all my answers down happily.

  3. As much as I hate this change perception "positive" thought garbage I can't help think there may be some use of a technique like this. I have gut wrenching misophonia triggers. Maybe there's a way to turn the pain into pleasure? I'm already not adverse to pain anyway. I like spicy food on occasion and have used pain as a sexual stimulant before. Maybe there's a way to experience some kind of masochistic pleasure from my misophonia.

  4. o rly then I guess we are all healthy and diagnosed wrongly by doctors ..time to sue some people!

  5. I suppose for anxiety over an EVENT such as this, or performing/singing/on stage, this would work. But for those with just generalized anxiety, where you feel keyed up all the time, this isn't the best choice. Unless you could transform it by being more active – excited to do dishes, laundry, housework….?

  6. Oh totally. I'll turn my anxiety that something terrible is going to happen to me into excitement that said terrible thing will happen! Yay!

  7. What a Fantastic Technique
    I Feel "Anxieted" = I Feel "Excited"
    Just a simple Transformation

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