The Neuroscience of Stress Strategies to Relax the Mind

Science-Backed Tips for Beating Stress

A transcript for this episode is available online in blog form at Transcript: Dr. David Rabin Interview on Stress, HRV and Psychedelics.

We experience a stress response when we feel a threat, whether the threat is real or perceived. Teaching our bodies to respond appropriately to stressors is key in maintaining wellness. Dr. David Rabin joins us to discuss forward-thinking approaches to train the mind to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve chronic stress. We discuss:

  • The difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic responses
  • Daily practices to train your brain to stress less
  • Training heart rate variability to boost resilience
  • The science behind Apollo Neuro: The wearable wellness device for stress relief
  • The role of psychedelic assisted therapy

One of the single biggest sources of anxiety in all of our lives is simply trying to control things that we have no control over. -Dr. David Rabin

We can make a meaningful impact on the level of stress we experience. Science backed practices offer us the opportunity to take back control of our minds.


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Guest Bio:

Dr. David Rabin MD, PhD, a board-certified psychiatrist and translational neuroscientist, is the Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, and Co-Inventor at Apollo Neuroscience; the first scientifically-validated wearable system to improve HRV, focus, sleep, and access to meditative states by delivering gentle layered vibrations to the skin. Dr. Rabin is helping to organize the world’s largest controlled study of psychedelic medicines in collaboration with colleagues at Yale, the University of Southern California, Mt. Sinai, and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) to determine the mechanisms of the dramatic therapeutic benefits observed following psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in treatment-resistant mental illness.

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