Kathy Gruver, PhD is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet. She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored five books, Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques. Her latest book, Journey of Healing just won three awards and she co-wrote Market my Practice.
She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Ladies Home Journal, and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 200 educational lectures around the country for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. She is currently working a project for the military to create and institute a stress reduction program. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.
- Stress is not the issue because we can’t control the stress. The key is how we control our reaction and response to how we deal with the external stuff.
- Signs of stress – high blood pressure, shoulder tension, no sleeping, sighing, overeating, overindulging, losing pleasure in things that you use to find pleasurable, snapping at people, and being a bully.
- Different people have different resilience to different stressors. Look at your own personal definition of what stress and what stresses you out.
- 3 ways to manage stress:
- Backtrack – Take a quiet moment and think back at what was the actual reason you reacted that way or what was the actual cause of feeling stressed or uncomfortable.
- Mini meditation – Concentrate on your breathe and the rise and fall of your chest. On the next inhale think “I am” and at every exhale “At peace”.
- Positive Affirmations – You can’t think 2 things at once. Examples, I am healthy and well or my immune system is strong and resilient.
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