Online Stress Summit

Stress Awareness Day

It’s November 7th and that means it is International Stress Awareness Day.

Stress Awareness Day is your opportunity to start looking after yourself and your life, and break down the individual stressors in your life. Failure to deal with stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to heart disease, and a decline in your immune system.

Once you start experiencing these symptoms they can landslide into each other, resulting in growing sickness, and by extension, more stress. It’s truly a self-feeding problem, and a cycle that is necessary to control to enjoy our lives.

ISMA5676086As part of International Stress Awareness Day, the International Stress Management Association is providing a live stress chatbot helpline.

So if something is worrying you, or you need to talk in confidence go to www.isma.org.uk and talk to one of our stress consultants today between  9 am to 10 pm.

This year the focus of Stress Awareness day is technology. There is no doubt that technology impacts all our lives, and it is thus appropriate that we from ISMA are involved in a debate about the positive and the adverse effects it can have, and how on the other hand technology can also contribute to our advantage.

Danielle and I (Tom) both Belgian members of ISMA wanted to contribute to this debate and have created the Online Stress Summit. This year we have interviewed experts from the US, Canada, Netherlands, South Africa, England and Belgium.

It’s FREE but we ask you to register HERE

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So join us today and start one of the most important conversations of our time and share your thoughts and reflections in your online and off-line communities.

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The best way to celebrate Stress Awareness Day is to take the opportunity to remove the stress from your life for the day. Take the time to examine your life and find out where all the stressors lie, and start looking into taking steps to remove them or find ways to mitigate them. Removing stress from your life can start off as a stressful experience, so it can help to get the assistance from organizations like ISMA to look into strategies and support in how to manage those things in your life that cause stress.

Whatever you choose to do, take the time to take a day off and let yourself have a day of freedom. If it’s sickness, do something to help you focus on something other than that sickness. Stress can be a killer, don’t let it take one more day from your life, act now and start living a stress free life!

Tom & Danielle

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How to become better at being human?

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 17.00.31Our second international Online Stress Summit is only 6 days from now and we are getting excited about everything that we have in place for you.

In the last weeks, we have talked more about the link between technology and stress than ever before: at home, in our practice, during social interactions and of course in our interviews with global experts. Clearly, almost everybody is intrigued, to say the least, about what the future of high-technology, automation and artificial intelligence is going to do with us as human beings.

And one thing is sure: It is more important than EVER to emphasize the “human” and the “being” in our society. If we want to stay in control and use technology in a positive way, we need to manage and adapt our behaviour around technology. At the same time, keep our basic priorities of authentic, purposeful living and human connection.

Each expert that we interviewed gives his/her own view, knowledge and tips on how to do that. Every interview has its own angle and character. We sincerely trust that you will enjoy watching them and talk about them with your surroundings.

“Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?”can be a topic for the rest of the year as we will keep on spreading this Summit globally for everyone to watch, also after November 7th. It touches not only our lives but the lives, health and well-being of generations to come, of our children and grandchildren.

So join us in one of the most important conversations of our time.

Your hosts

Tom and Danielle
www.onlinestresssummit.com


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Dr Lynda Shaw is an experienced entrepreneur having owned 3 businesses including a health club with 2000 members and 20 staff.  She holds a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience, specialising in the unconscious processing of emotion and communication.

She is a registered chartered psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, a Forbes contributor as well as an author of adult and children’s books.  Her latest is a business book called Your Brain Is Boss, a guide to becoming wealthier, healthier and happier.

Graeme Codrington (SA) is an internationally recognised futurist. He specialises in the future of work and has helped companies across the world to understand the forces that will shape our lives in the next ten years.

He’s worth listening to because he has five degrees, five best-selling books and lectures at five international universities including London Business School and Duke. But don’t worry, he’s not a boring academic; he’s steeped in business knowledge having worked at KPMG, for an IT start-up and in the charity sector.

He is also one of the founders of strategy consulting firm TomorrowToday Global.

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AI and the future of mental health care

Can an integrative psychological artificial intelligence help to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety?

tess.png“In other words can an artificially intelligent tool, capable of compassionate text or voice conversations that you download on your phone, help augment the work of human therapists?”

What ones was thought of being science fiction has become science fact and we ain’t seen nothing yet.

I believe there can not be any doubt anymore that technology will continue to impact all our lives with a speed and scope never experienced before in human history.

However change is stressful and the impact of change on health and well-being is one therapists see on a daily basis.

It is therefore essential that we, the hosts of the Online Stress Summit and members of  the International Stress Management Association are involved in discussing this topic and share our experiences and conduct meaningful conversations with international experts about the positive and the adverse effects it can have, and how on the other hand technology can also contribute to our advantage.

One of these contributing technologies we will address is the Mental Health Chatbot.  The Mental Health Chatbot is a tool that coaches people through tough times to build resilience, by having text message conversations – in the same way, a therapist would.

So am really pleased that the people behind Mental Health Chatbot Tess have agreed to a conversation and more… but more about that later 😉

 


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Teen Stress

Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Article by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D., integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, the author of Reset Your Child’s Brain, and an expert on the effects of screen-time on the developing nervous system.
Posted on February 27, 2014 Psychology Today
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“Studies show that internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision making, and cognitive control.”  (Lin & Zhou et al, 2012).”

But what about kids who aren’t “addicted” per se? Addiction aside, a much broader concern that begs awareness is the risk that screen time is creating subtle damage even in children with “regular” exposure, considering that the average child clocks in more than seven hours a day (Rideout 2010). As a practitioner, I observe that many of the children I see suffer from sensory overload, lack of restorative sleep, and a hyperaroused nervous system, regardless of diagnosis—what I call electronic screen syndrome. These children are impulsive, moody, and can’t pay attention—much like the description in the quote above describing damage seen in scans.

>> read the full article


FREE Online Stress Summit

7 November 2018

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This year the International Stress Management Association UK (ISMA) has chosen on the theme “Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?” for the  International Stress Awareness Day (INSAD) on November 7th.

There is no doubt that technology impacts all our lives, and it is thus appropriate that ISMA is involved in a debate about the positive and the adverse effects it can have, and how on the other hand technology can also contribute to our advantage.

As hosts of the stress summit we want to contribute to the debate with meaningful conversations with international experts on this topic that concerns us all.

We are living at a critical time in human history. A time where new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning are reshaping our world with a speed, scope and complexity unlike anything humankind has experienced before. How will we cope and stay healthy, knowing, that in this fast changing world we will faces challenges we can’t even imagine today and bring along more stress while life today is already stressful and difficult to manage.

If you want to be kept informed about the upcoming free stress summit then please register for free today on https://goo.gl/P9aZFg

More info

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www.onlinestresssummit.com

#NSAD

#INSAD2018

 

 

Technostress

Dealing With Technostress

Beware of letting the machines take over

Article by Alex Korb Ph.D, neuroscientist and author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.
Posted on Aug 22, 2017: Psychology Today
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Whereas most technologies until recently dealt with the physical, technological advances are now more information based. Physical technologies with unintended physical consequences required the field of ergonomics to save our bodies from our inventions. But with information technologies, our minds and brains are now at risk.

> Read the full article


FREE Online Stress Summit

7 November 2018

Screen Shot 2018-09-17 at 12.26.56

This year the International Stress Management Association UK (ISMA) has chosen on the theme “Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?” for the  International Stress Awareness Day (INSAD) on November 7th.

There is no doubt that technology impacts all our lives, and it is thus appropriate that ISMA is involved in a debate about the positive and the adverse effects it can have, and how on the other hand technology can also contribute to our advantage.

As hosts of the stress summit we want to contribute to the debate with meaningful conversations with international experts on this topic that concerns us all.

We are living at a critical time in human history. A time where new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning are reshaping our world with a speed, scope and complexity unlike anything humankind has experienced before. How will we cope and stay healthy, knowing, that in this fast changing world we will faces challenges we can’t even imagine today and bring along more stress while life today is already stressful and difficult to manage.

If you want to be kept informed about the upcoming free stress summit then please register for free today on https://goo.gl/P9aZFg

More info

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www.onlinestresssummit.com

#NSAD

#INSAD2018