003 Break Up with Stress, Not Your Partner with Charity Stilson

Jan 9, 2019


In 1967, two doctors studied the medical records of more than 5,000 patients to see if they could find a connection between illness and stressful life events. The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale is the outcome of that study, and according to this scale, 10 stressors put people at higher risk for becoming ill:

  1. Death of a spouse
  2. Divorce
  3. Marital separation
  4. Imprisonment
  5. Death of a close family member
  6. Personal injury or illness
  7. Marriage
  8. Dismissal from work
  9. Marital reconciliation
  10. Retirement

Since marriage-related (not counting death of a spouse) and work-related events account for 6 of the 10 top stressors, I feel confident in declaring that working with your spouse should definitely be on this list.

Stress is not just a mental state. Stress causes a physical response to a perceived threat. Thousands of years ago, the stress response enabled us to outrun a saber-toothed tiger by increasing our strength, heightening our senses, decreasing our ability to feel pain, increasing our heart rate (and blood flow), and making us feel jittery or nervous. Once the tiger was gone, the response faded within an hour or so.

Today, tigers are not chasing us. Instead, chronic stress caused by recurring events or ongoing situations plagues us. And the stress response does not fade. Over time, persistent adrenaline surges or sustained adrenaline can damage your blood vessels, increase your blood pressure, and elevate your risk of heart attacks or stroke. It can also result in anxiety, weight gain, headaches, and insomnia.

In today’s episode, Charity Stilson tells us more about what causes stress and how stress affects our health. She also introduces us to the BodyTalk System and walks us through a BodyTalk session.

The BodyTalk System was first developed in the 1990s by Dr. John Veltheim, a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist, philosopher, Reiki Master, lecturer, and teacher. Today over 200 instructors are teaching BodyTalk in over 50 countries, and training materials have been translated into 10 languages.

Once you’ve learned more about the BodyTalk system, we hope you get a copy of Charity’s free video so that you can incorporate this stress-resetting BodyTalk session.

Stress can wreak havoc on your body, which is why it’s so important to incorporate Charity’s technique today. As she will tell you in the video, this is a technique she uses at least twice every day. It’s simple and fast…in fact, it will only take about 3 minutes.

And once you’ve listened to this episode or watched her video, you are going to want to know more about her and what she does. That’s why I highly recommend you check out her free Facebook group: Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up!


Resources Mentioned

Episode 002 with Justin and Laura Oldaker


Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up! Facebook group


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