April 8, 2020

Countering Stress During Challenging Times, with Sara Taylor

Episode 40:

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How nearly everyone has been impacted by the global pandemic outbreak, and how there is a universal sense of stress
  • What changes and reactions experiencing trauma and stress cause in our bodies and our brains, even small day-to-day stress
  • How our sympathetic nervous systems activate a survival response that redirects energy from our core organs and channels it to our extremities when we are under stress
  • Why overtime repeated exposure to stress can create a host of health problems that we may not even be aware are related back to the stress
  • Why the best response to stress is to intentionally activate our parasympathetic nervous system to redirect energy back to our core organs
  • Which three key techniques and practices can be used to help you activate your parasympathetic nervous system during times of stress

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