National Hurricane Center statistics shows that the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season so far brought fifteen tropical storms, ten hurricanes and five major Hurricanes. These storms are not limited to rainfall and wind but impact the lives of millions of people. From geographical displacement, through financial costs to health – the storm impacts the lives of those in its path.
Life, like the Hurricane season, brings its own storms. Similar to tropical storms, life’s storms are not limited to the specific challenge but impact other areas of our lives. For example, when someone goes through a health crisis, their financial circumstances, family life, job and social life may be impacted.
Common to both types of storms and their overarching impact on our life is stress. And while these circumstances are stressful, our natural response to stress is very problematic.
Hans Selye, the father of modern-day definition of stress, stated that “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our response to it”. Today, more than fifty years later, academic and clinical research confirmed Selye’s statement and established the link between our response to stress and many diseases, including cancer.
According to the American Institute of Stress (www.stress.org), stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease. For example, stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40%, heart attack by 25%, and stroke by 50%. The impact of stress on the digestive system is equally severe. Under acute stress, blood supply to the gut is cut to ¼ of the normal flow, practically shutting down the digestive system. As our gut hosts 80% of our immune system it explains the drastic impact of stress on our health.
When it comes to dealing with stress, there is one unique group of professionals for whom being impacted by stress is often a matter of life-and-death. These are Special Forces operatives sent on undercover, deep behind enemy lines missions. During an operation, the operative experiences very high level of stress. Yet, he has to remain calm, focused and goal-oriented in order to complete the mission successfully and return home safely.
How do they do that?
Well, they are uniquely trained. More specifically, the operative is trained to change his habitual, emotional response to stress. This, in-turn, enables him to prevent the impact of stress on his mind and body and remain effective and efficient under extreme pressure.
Gill Heart, PhD served over seven years in a top-secret, elite, IDF unit publicly known to operate undercover, deep behind enemy lines. Dr. Heart adapted his unique military training and operational experiences into the Mind In Control™ training program. It has a single goal: mind-train you to change your habitual emotional response to life’s everyday stresses.
When it comes to the impact of stress on our body and, more specifically on our digestive system, the Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) is globally-renowned for its unique approach. Its raw-food philosophy approach has a proven track-record of patient recovery from serious illnesses.
It was therefore natural for HHI and Dr. Heart to join forces and offer you a unique opportunity. A full-day MindInControl™ workshop at the HHI. In addition to learning about and practicing Mind In Control techniques, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the HHI, experience the rich and tasty raw-food diet and consult with psychotherapists, clinical and dietary experts.
Join us on Sunday, 5th Nov for the “Train Your Brain” workshop at the HHI.
For more information: call HHI at: 561.471.8876