Chronic stress

Stress is an instinctive reaction of the body for the survival of the individual, in the face of a danger of death. It is shared by all mammals.

However, stress today is no longer mainly triggered by this archaic reason, but by multiple factors, emotional, cognitive, social, experiences, beliefs, impactful situations …

Thus, chronic stress can settle permanently, bringing the individual to a new balance, higher than that of complete calm -homeostatic balance-. The offset between these two levels is called the allostatic charge.

Because of its installation over a long period of time, it generates global wear, a price paid for adaptation to the demands of the environment, physiological and behavioral adaptation.

The impact study carried out in 2020-2021 by OpenMind Neurotechnologies on performance and post-Covid mental health quantifies the degradation of certain human skills.

after Do Yup Lee, E.K., & Choi, M.H. (2015). Technical and clinical aspects of cortisol as a biochemical marker of chronic stress. BMB reports, 48(4), 209.

The challenge is to become aware of this state of affairs, and to find strategies to return to homeostatic balance.

An innovative tool that allows you to explore these aspects is the Cognitive and Emotional Assessment.