Posts Tagged ‘stress’
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
WBI's Administrator and licensed mental health counselor, Jessi Eden Brown, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC is forming a support group for targets of workplace bullying. Jessi's private practice is located in the North Seattle area. If you're interested, please email Jessi Brown to find out more.
Monday, August 27th, 2012
A great graphic gift from Sarah Wenger
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Bullying is part of a worker’s psychosocial work environment (a set of external stressors) to which a person can have a stress response. Advances in stress measurement are replacing subjectivity with hard science physiological evidence of the human stress response in reaction to stressors. Stress is not a matter of opinion available to targets and deniable by bullies and their apologists.
Cortisol, an important hormone secreted by the adrenal gland during the stress response, can now be measured easily in saliva samples. Its primary function is to raise blood sugar by converting stored glucose in the liver. There are new studies linking workplace bullying and stress using corisol measures.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
WBI colleague, Peter Schnall (editor of the definitive book, Unhealthy Work and founder of the Center for Social Epidemiology) regularly points out that normal human blood pressure is 100/60. Unfortunately, only people living outside the industrialized world enjoy such a healthy BP. We are told our “normal BP” is 120/80, but that’s an average, according to Schnall. Working in our hurried world accounts for the difference.
The informative longitudinal Whitehall studies that track coronary health, including ambulatory BP of British government workers for 40 years, reliably find that workdays differ from weekends and vacation days. Metabolism differs. Just showing up for work carries a set of health risks.
Tags: blood pressure, Center for Social Epidemiology, dignitarian, Peter Schnall, stress, stress-related diseases
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Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience, January 12, 2012
If you spend your workday avoiding an abusive boss, tiptoeing around co-workers who talk behind your back, or eating lunch alone because you’ve been ostracized from your cubicle mates, you may be the victim of workplace bullying. New research suggests that you’re not alone, especially if you’re struggling to cope.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Bullying bosses can make life a misery in the workplace. But research shows they could also wreck a marriage.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
by Jessi Eden Brown, MS, LMHC, LPC
A recent online poll conducted on the Workplace Bullying Institute's website supported the common sense argument that workplace bullying strains the target's primary relationship at home.(more…)
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
People who attended the Cardiff conference, WBI University or have heard my speeches or workshops, know that I emphasize the science of stress to convey the seriousness of bullying’s impact on people. The primary impact of bullying is the onset of stress-related diseases and other health complications.
Elizabeth Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel prize for Medicine and Physiology. I previously wrote about her work. Briefly, she discovered 20 years ago the telomere, chromosome-protecting caps at the end of strands of DNA. Telomere damage or shortening translates to advanced cellular aging. (more…)
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Finally, read about the health consequences of joblessness, the human side of a “down economy” in response to the heartlessness of politicians.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
WBI loves his popularization of the neuroscience of prolonged stress and its impact on health. Adult targets of bullying at work should appreciate his insights. His book Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases and Coping a veritable textbook for those of us not in medical school to which we refer in speeches and WBI University. Purchase his book.
Read one of his articles written for general audiences. [The influence of social hierarchy on primate health. Science, 2005, 308, 648-652.]
Tags: coping with stress, neuroscience, Sapolsky, stress, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
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