The Upside of Stress

This session will use concepts from New York Times best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD and her book, The Upside of Stress, to serve as a “mindset intervention.” Stress is not always bad; in fact, it can make us stronger, smarter and more successful, and even increase our empathy toward others. It’s how we think about stress that determines its effect on us. This session’s scientific studies and personal stories will help you rethink stress making it work for you.

Learning Objectives
  • Think about stress differently
  • Activate the brain’s natural ability to learn from challenging situations
  • Apply techniques learned to make stress a positive rather than negative influence in your life

Major Topics
  • Learn how your view of stress determines its effect on you
  • Learn how to think of stress differently so that it is beneficial rather than harmful
  • Learn the many benefits of stress and how to cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activates the brain’s natural ability to learn from it

Who Should Attend

Anyone who experiences stress ie. everyone

Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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