In this month’s Creating Health episode, we explore stress. Palmer Kippola begins this episode defining stress.
Stress is what you feel when demands on you exceed your resources.
Some stress in our lives is good, activating growth, however ongoing stress that leaves us stuck in fight or flight can be toxic and lead to disease. 80% of those interviewed in a study of stress and autoimmune reported uncommon emotional stress before the advent of their disease. Additionally those that have 2 or more adverse childhood experiences (A.C.E) have a 70% increase risk of developing MS leading to the conclusion that your biography becomes your biology.
The good news is that you can become aware of how your biography has become your biology, resolve emotional traumas and invest in emotional wellbeing, and become more resilient.
One such tool to address your biography is neurolinguistic programming (NLP). Eva M Clark takes us on a journey through the NLP’s presupposition:
The map is not the territory.
Eva explains that we do not see the world as it is. We only notice a small portion of that world through the bits we expect, are important to us, and are aligned with our belief system. Its a great shortcut in day to day behaviors but it also keeps us from seeing other choices, opportunities, and gifts. Fortunately, once we realize that what we experience of life is only a filtered map of it, we can take action and alter the map. Eva walks us through an exercise to move us from a highly competitive, fiercely independent, and failure fearing map into a map where the the focus is on learning, collaboration and being authentic.
What is your map of the world like? How does that determine what you sort for and stress about?
- To find our your ACE score visit www.acestoohigh.com.
- If you would like to download the two maps discussed in this episode, Ms. Maleficence and Miss. Weatherspoon, you can find them here: multiple-sclerosis-stress-map.
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