Lesson #1: What is Stress?

Stress is what the body experiences when it is attempting to protect itself from perceived threat or harm. We experience stress in the human body mainly through the activation of our body’s “fight or flight” response. Three helpful definitions of stress are: 1) stress is what we experience when a challenge or demand exceeds our ability to cope, 2) stress is the gap between our expectations and reality and 3) Eckhart Tolle’s definition of stress which is “stress is being here when you want to be there!”