What Really Causes Stress

Unemployment rates are the highest in 16 years. We’ve got massive foreclosures and forecasts of trillion dollar deficits. Our kids have A.D.D. Everything we touch causes cancer. And our football team missed the playoffs. Again.

No doubt about it … living in the 21st century is bringing a lot of stress.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, we’ll dig deeper into what really causes our stress … and more importantly, how a therapeutic science from Brazil can help us finally understand and deal with our admittedly stressful world.

Here at the beginning of 2009, we have a pretty bleak outlook. Well, it’s time to offer an anti-dote to all that. Some hope, if you will.

And the moment I say that I realize how trite it sounds to our jaded ears. We’ve heard it all before, haven’t we? This book, that 10-steps-to-a-greater-you, this magic pill. We’re caught between wanting something to believe in and having been disappointed so many times we’ve stopped believing. Almost. We’re cynical, sardonic, ironic as hell.

But one of the problems is that we’ve been looking too much outside ourselves for resolution. It’s tough to resolve our essential problem out there because the source of our difficulties lies inside here. And what we’re exploring on Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head, what forms the basis of all our work at the International Society of Analytical Trilogy here in São Paulo, Brazil is a comprehensive science that gives us the consciousness needed to treat those inner demons.

Norberto Keppe‘s Analytical Trilogy is a union of theology, philosophy and science that really fills in the blanks of our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. As a listener wrote recently, “Keppe’s greater principles make a great deal of sense.” And sense is what we’d like to continue bringing in 2009.

Let’s try to make sense of stress today. We have a lot of if in our world. Helena Mellander is a Swedish journalist working in our Trilogical companies here in Brazil, and she’s also been working for some months now to develop some deep health programs for companies based on Keppe’s work. One of the principal reas of concern in these workshops is dealing with stress.

Click here to listen to this episode.

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