Can You Flex Your Stress Mindset?

Podcast with Kelly McGonigal

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of science help, her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal wellbeing and strengthen communities.

Kelly is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, The Willpower Instinct, The Upside Of Stress, and her upcoming book, The Joy Of Movement. Her TED Talk, How To Make Stress Your Friend, is one of the most viewed TED Talks of all time with over 20 million views.

In today’s podcast, we explore how we can tap into our different stress responses to shape our wellbeing and performance at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:12] – Kelly shares some of the latest research insights on the upside of stress when it comes to our wellbeing and performance at work.]
  • [06:45] – Kelly explains biologically how our fight-or-flight stress response helps us to engage better with life.
  • [07:53] – Kelly shares how a challenge stress response can help us step up in challenging situations.
  • [10:16] – Kelly explains how a social stress response can help us reach for courage and connection during challenging experiences.
  • [14:37] – Kelly outlines how our resilience stress response works to help us learn and grow in the face of difficult or traumatic experiences.
  • [18:46] – Kelly explains how we can trigger the stress responses that will serve us best as we navigate work and life.
  • [21:49] – Kelly recommends some exercises to help build our levels of stress confidence so we can respond in the ways that serve us and others best.
  • [27:24] – Kelly shares her tips on how we can help to shape the conversations about reducing stress in workplaces.
  • [33:38] – Kelly completes the Lightning Round.

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