Friday, August 5, 2016

Let's be friend with stress

Can we make stress an ally? Is there any benefit when we stress? What do you think?
Check out Kelly McGonigal talk at TED where she explained how to make stress become our friend.

 Video: TED

Who is Kelly McGonigal?

Kelly McGonigal (born October 21, 1977) is a health psychologist who is known for her work in the field of 'science help'—popular explication of scientific research—as it relates to achieving personal goals despite inner conflict.

She received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University, and her PhD from Stanford University, where she is a lecturer in undergraduate psychology, as well as teaching a public course on willpower.

Straddling the worlds of research and practice, McGonigal holds positions in both the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the School of Medicine. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation and procrastination, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges and make a successful change.

A longtime advocate of self-compassion and mindfulness as stress-coping strategies, McGonigal has lately altered her focus on the problematic aspects of stress; in a talk at the TEDGlobal 2013, she emphasized the importance of an individual's subjective belief in themselves as someone who is able to cope successfully as being a crucial factor in their actual response to stress.

If you want to know more about Kelly McGonigal; her books, her speaking, her ideas or else, you could check out her website here and TED website here.


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