The Neuroscience of Stress

Your stress is holding you back.

As a meditation teacher, I work with a lot of high performers. They come to me because they are successful, but aren’t fully enjoying themselves or breaking through to the next level.

“It’s simple. Your stress is holding you back.” I say

They pause.

“Emily that can’t be! My stress gives me my edge! I work best under pressure!”

Sorry to break it to you friends, but stress is responsible for 70-90% of all doctor visits. Doctors are even calling stress the Black Plague of our century!

Your stress is not helping you out in any area of your life.

Every time you’ve ever gotten stressed, it’s left something called a Premature Cognitive Commitment, or PCC, in your cellular memory. Think of a PCC as an open window on your computer. By the time we’re 20 years old, we have about ten million of those. Can you imagine having 10 million open windows on your computer and expecting the machine to do anything elegantly?

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video above to learn about the neuroscience of stress, and why getting rid of it should be at the top of your to-do list.

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