In the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics®, stress management is about addressing the physiological effects of stress through effective interruption of the stress response mechanisms, as well as by strengthening the body’s ability to be in the parasympathetic nervous system state – the state that calms the body and balances the stressed nervous system state. The following pages will discuss this stress management approach in greater detail.
When the nervous system has a healthier balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation, the body is extremely resilient. Learn about the benefits of nervous system health through the Fajardo Method approach in this section.
The discussion begins by defining and describing the stress response as a foundation for discussing how we work for it.
This sub-section covers the different stages of the fight or flight, or stress, response, including information on physiological and structural changes that occur in each stage.
This section discusses the dynamics that create a chronically over-active stress response, including the physiological mechanisms involved, and why this can be harmful to health.
This section discusses how to intervene effectively in an over-active stress response.
And finally, in order to better understand what stress is and why this approach to stress management is effective, it can be helpful to understand how the physiological stress response is different from emotional or psychological stress, anxiety, tension, or other negative mental state.
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