How To Train Your Brain For Resilience

‘Resilience’ screening to highlight effects of childhood trauma, how to fight them

Spots remain for a screening of the one-hour documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” to be hosted by Rural Health Projects, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 15 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid.

Reservations must be made by close of business Monday for the documentary showing, which “reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death,” and “chronicles the dawn of a movement determined to fight back,” according to a press release.

According to the documentary’s website the film “delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.”

“Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain…


How To Train Your Brain For Resilience

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“The belief that we live in an abundant world where there is enough out there for everyone negates the despair, hopelessness and loss of motivation that can lead to burnout.”

How can we teach our brains to be more resilient in the face of setbacks? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Tara Swart, Neuroscientist, MD, Executive Advisor, Author of The Source, on Quora:

Start with the physical foundations: Rest your brain with 7-9 hours sleep per night. Hydrate your neurons with half a liter of water for every 30lb of body weight. Oxygenate your brain by walking 5000-10,000 steps per day and doing 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week. Meditate for 20 minutes a day. Take the supplements that suit your needs. Eat as much oily fish, eggs, nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables, avocado, olives and coconut oil as you can. Drink four cups of green tea per week….


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