What is stress?
Stress can most simply be broken down as the release of the chemical cortisol in the brain in response to a challenging situation. Where this might have been useful thousands of years ago when simple man encountered a bear, today's problems are much more complex and long-term. The stressful situation can last much longer than a fleeting encounter with a bear and so the response is the continued release of cortisol into the body. This can negatively affect our mood and outlook and in today’s world, stress is an ongoing long-term problem with many faces.
How can mindfulness help
with stress management?
Mindfulness is proven to help with stress relief, with weighty scientific research to back it up. That is why we are making it our mission to provide people with an easy to use, portable and cost effective method to reduce stress and beat anxiety.
Sign up to Headspace today and enjoy guided mindfulness meditations from Andy Puddicombe. Our resident expert can help you on your way to overcome stress and give you an all-important sense of perspective, calm and clarity.