Mastering Stress For Positive Change With Dr. Heidi Hanna

Mastering Stress For Positive Change With Dr. Heidi Hanna



On this week’s episode of Field Notes: An Exploration of Functional Medicine, Dr. Rob Downey is joined by Dr. Heidi Hanna to discuss stress, how it impacts the brain and body, and tips for how we can be more resilient to stress.
[05:30] How can stress bring out the best in us?
[14:00] How can people deal with stressful things that come their way without getting swept up into a stressed state?
[17:13] Questioning breathing techniques.
[21:56] “Quick wins” to trick your brain.
[26:49] Acute stress in trying times.
[35:56] Acknowledging stress as opposed to fighting it.

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Dr. Heidi Hanna is the Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based health and performance programs to individuals and organizations, a Senior Researcher with the Brain Health Initiative, and a Fellow and Advisory Board Member for the American Institute of Stress. Dr. Heidi is also an instructor at Harvard at a regular lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa. She is a NY Times bestselling author who has written seven books, including The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, Recharge and What’s So Funny About Stress?

Dr. Heidi has been featured at many global conferences including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Leadership Summit and the Million Dollar Round Table. Her clients have included Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, Principal Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Ameriprise and WD40 as well as the PGA Tour and the National Football League. Dr. Heidi is also a National Board Member and Certifed Humor Professional with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor although she won’t admit she’s funny.

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