According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University there are three different types of stress:
“When toxic stress response occurs continually, or is triggered by multiple sources, it can have a cumulative toll on an individual’s physical and mental health—for a lifetime”
A quick tool to help kids & adults manage stress:
Bring awareness to the present moment:
What do you see? Describe it in detail
What do you smell?
What do you notice your fingertips touching?
What do you hear in this moment?
What do you taste in this moment?
When we bring our awareness to the present moment we are able to interrupt the monkey mind that wants to pull us from one thought to another.