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A guided video visualization to aid you relax 

Even the most seemingly relaxed men and women deal with pressure on a day-to-day basis. Stress involves the feeling of getting overwhelmed and your body’s reaction to a challenge or perceived demand. Stress can come from damaging life experiences—like dealing with credit card debt, possessing an overscheduled workday, or acquiring into a disagreement with a pal. But pressure can also come from positive experiences – like an thrilling move to a new city or a very-preferred job promotion—that demand a lot of preparing or added duty. 

Dr. Krystal M. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. In this video, Dr. Lewis explains what pressure is and the components of the brain that play a part in how we knowledge pressure. At the finish of the video, Dr. Lewis will take you by means of a guided visualization that you can use to loosen up when you really feel stressed. 
Guided Visualization: Dealing with Stress – YouTube 

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