How Stress Puts Us Into Stress Mode, and What We Need to Recover (Episode 11)

Dr. Doni Wilson's Podcast: How Humans Heal
Dr. Doni talks about the different types of stress, how the stress response works, and why we get stuck in "stress mode."

Welcome back to How Humans Heal with Dr. Doni! If you are someone who deals with a lot of stress, especially in these times, then this episode is for you!

In this episode we cover:

  • Examples of types of stress, including stress about the unknown, discrimination, infections, toxins in the environment, and certain foods
  • How the stress response works, and why it gets stuck in stress mode
  • How cortisol and adrenaline shift and react to stress, and how to get them back on track
  • Common symptoms of stress, such as disrupted sleep
  • How increasing awareness of stress, and having compassion for ourselves and others helps us recover from and be resilient to stress

In this episode, Dr. Doni mentions Dr. Joan Rosenberg, and her book – 90 seconds to a Life You Love – which you can find at

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