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Start Your Day Stress-Free

With: Dr. Stephen Sideroff

About the Episode

If you’re feeling like you’ve tried every stress management technique out there, but still find yourself unable to cope, then you are not alone! In this episode, join Dr. Stephen Sideroff, an internationally recognized psychologist and expert in stress management, neurofeedback, and longevity. This episode is packed with actionable advice and tools for building resilience and effectively managing stress, making it an essential listen for individuals seeking practical strategies to enhance their well-being and navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience and ease.

Listen today to manage your stress better and become more resilient!

What We Discuss

Dr. Sideroff shares practical insights on how to approach stress, emphasizing the significance of creating islands of safety in our daily lives and the pivotal role of sleep in restoring our resources. He also discusses the concept of neuroplasticity, highlighting the potential for change and the importance of setting intentions. His emphasis on self-awareness and self-acceptance provides a valuable framework for understanding and developing resilience. Throughout the conversation, he encourages listeners to prioritize self-care and patience as they embark on their resilience journey.

Master effective stress management

Efficient management of stress is crucial for promoting mental well-being and physical health. Dr. Stephen Sideroff provides insight into managing stress through finding balance and creating islands of safety in our daily lives. These safe spaces serve as intervals which encourage rest, recovery, and the practice of relaxation exercises, ensuring stress doesn’t overwhelm us.

Discover the power of setting intentions

Starting the day with clear intentions empowers you to assume control over your life. According to Stephen, purposefully setting our minds, instead of tuning into the distractions of our phones, fosters a sense of purpose and control. Engaging this strategy nurtures self-awareness and self-acceptance, forming the bedrock of resilience in the face of life’s stressors.

Achieve resilience

Building resilience is pivotal in navigating difficult times. To achieve it is foremost the relationship with oneself, where maintaining a healthy, positive self-view holds fundamental importance in sustaining overall well-being. Remember, resilience is not a destination but a journey, requiring self-acceptance, patience, and the courage to confront personal challenges.

Listen today to manage your stress better and become more resilient!

Guest Bio

Dr. Sideroff is an internationally recognized psychologist, executive and medical consultant and expert in resilience, stress management, addiction, neurofeedback, and longevity. He’s also an Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Rheumatology at Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

Links

http://www.facebook.com/stephen.sideroff.1
https://twitter.com/DrSideroff
https://www.instagram.com/drstephensideroff/
The Path of Longevity Podcast: https://pathlongevity.com/

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