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Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress

Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress

Publisher

Avery, 2019

ISBN

0735216592
Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress

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Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley explains the significance of this continuum, how it affects our resilience in the face of challenge, and why an event that's stressful for one person can be traumatizing for another.

This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America, especially our collective tendency to disconnect stress from its potentially extreme consequences and override our need to recover. It explains the science of how to direct our attention to perform under stress and recover from trauma.

About the Author

Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley

Fellow;
Associate Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University
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