stress physiology

Stress and Science

Getting to know what stress precisely is, is the first step towards successful stress management. There are several reasons for this:

  • You will quickly know when you are under stress, as you will be able to recognize the symptoms of stress
  • You will know what stress does to the body and mind
  • You will be more motivated to follow stress management strategies, because you will understand the reason why you are doing them

Understanding stress makes it possible to lay the foundation for effective stress management and even stress prevention. Many stress reduction programs ignore this important step, and go directly to stress management strategies. As you don't know what you are doing and why you are following a certain strategy, your motivation to complete a strategy will be low. Not in the least because many stress management techniques need time to be effective, especially those to reduce the chronic, bad form of stress.

Fortunately, scientists have been studying stress and stress reactions in the body for well over a century now. The insights their studies have yielded make it possible to design effective stress management strategies. The only problem with these insights is that they are published in scientific journals that are hard to read for people who are not experts, and these journals are in general quite expensive.

This is why we provide you with the most important scientific knowledge and breakthroughs through our free blogs, the community, our course and our consultancy service. Stressinsight cofounder Erwin van den Burg is a stress scientist who has studied stress for 30 years. He can  pick out the most relevant information for you, so that you don't have to plough through difficult to understand scientific texts. All you need is right here, on