Online Newsletter for Call Center Personnel
Rosanne D'Ausilio, Ph.D. Editor and Publisher
Volume II, Issue 11

Date:November 1, 2001 -Stressful Times

In light of the world events, these uncertain economic times, and the holidays just around the corner, I thought we'd introduce you to Serotonin.

Serotonin has been referred to as the body's natural healer. It acts as a tranquilizer to soothe your cells. The latest evidence suggests it's especially soothing to the cells in your body that make up your immune system. The immune system helps prevent everything from the common cold to cancer and other frightening diseases. The bottom line: Serotonin is a turbocharger for your immune system.

Serotonin is not produced constantly. In fact, many of us don't produce enough of it. There is evidence that when you are feeling down and negative, your body reacts by rallying all its forces for some sort of conflict. Instead of reacting to good things, your body is tapping into its reserves of energy and strength to help you get through the "negative time".

As long as stress doesn't continue for a prolonged period of time, your body will be able to replenish these reserves and maintain you in good health. The problem today is that many of you have learned to live for long periods of time under great stress. Perhaps your bodies are constantly geared up for "conflict".

Here's what happens in this process: (1) You experience physical pleasure (a pat on the back, say), (2) the brain registers that good feeling and starts telling the rest of your body--your heart, your lungs, your kidneys, in fact, every cell of your body, to feel good, (3) then the total body communicates its good feelings to the brain, (4) when your brain gets this message, it manufactures the natural chemical Serotonin.

This complex process happens automatically when you feel good. You don't have to think about it. You don't have to take a pill. It just happens naturally when you feel happy and peaceful. There are lots of techniques, and next months we'll give you some. However, they all boil down to helping yourself feel good mentally, physically, and emotionally.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: The teacher and the taught together create the teaching. - Eastern saying.

2001 Human Technologies Global, Inc.

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