14:Live will be returning this Thursday 7th May 14:00-14:45 at the same location, Poole House Refectory, next to papa johns. This is open to all staff and students and I am pleased to welcome Dr Lauren Kita, a Psychologist and Yoga / Mindfulness Therapist.
Exploring the science behind the mind-body connection to empower you with ways of managing everyday stress
Many of us spend the majority of our lives living on ‘autopilot,’ unaware of the constant cycle of thoughts running through our minds. However, the way that we think has a direct influence on how we feel. When we experience stress our brain responds by putting our body into a state of hyperalertness, also know as the ‘fight or flight’ response. This triggers a cascade of stress hormones into our system which produces classic symptoms of anxiety. This is an evolutionary mechanism that helps us to avoid potential dangers. Yet in our modern world, the stressors that we experiences are usually less to do with life or death situations, and more to do with everyday pressures and worries; however this same response occurs. Chronic stress has deleterious effects, impacting almost every physical and mental health condition. High levels of stress can also make it difficult for us to perform under high pressure situations, such as exams. In this talk we will discuss the science behind the mind-body connection, and you will be introduced to simple techniques (such as mindfulness and breathing exercises) that can help you to better manage your stress.
It would be great to see you all there to listen to what’s going to be a very interesting talk with Dr Lauren Kita, and just to give you that little bit more incentive to come along, there will be 30 x tokens for the first 30 audience members to be exchanged for a FREE individual Papa Johns Pizza at the end of the talk, plus lots of free tea & coffee, dont miss out!If you have any questions about this event or would like to hear about any other upcoming student engagement with research events, contact me on email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you there!