Top Videos To Educate Yourself on How Stress and Anxiety Affect Your Body and Brain

We all experience stress and anxiousness from time to time. This is a part of the human experience and ideally is here to keep up safe. Anxiety is not always a bad thing. Anxiety helps up to identify and respond to danger with our 'fight or flight' mode. However, prolonged periods in this 'fight or flight' mode can wreak havoc on the body and the mine and leave us with a truly debilitating impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.

Understanding how anxiety operates is the first step to learning how to control it, rather than it control us. Here are our top educational videos to understand how anxiety works in the body and mind.

1. How Stress Affects Your Brain by TED Ed

Learn how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

2. How Stress Affects Your Body by TED Ed

Stress is a hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. Learn about what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

3. Emotion, Stress, and Health by Crash Course Psychology

Chronic stress can kill. Learn all about stress, anxiety, depression, the nervous system and how stress can damage the functioning of our biological systems. To first harness these feelings and emotions, we first have to harness them.

4. Autonomic Nervous System by Crash Course Psychology

Learn how your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) work together as foils, balancing each other out.

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