Relieving the Mess of Chronic Stress in Toxic Relationships GUEST: Dr. Ganz Ferrance

Tue Sep 04 2018 (50:17)

EMOTIONAL SAVVY: The Relationship Help Show

with Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor

Relieving the Mess of Chronic Stress

GUEST: Dr. Ganz Ferrance, author of the ME Factor, and stress management expert


DR. RHOBERTA SHALER: Clearing Your Head When Chronic Stress and Anxiety Have Clouded Your Thinking

Much research has been done that shows the effects of chronic stress coupled with chronic anxiety. When you're in a troubling or toxic relationship, you have that combination of stress and anxiety. It has been shown to lead to chronic illness, and seems very likely to produce inflammation and autoimmune issues, particularly. Of course, each body is different, and each will react differently as well.

Your brain changes with chronic stress and anxiety. Your hippocampus in your brain shrinks, causing fuzzy thinking and reduced ability to remember things well. Your amygdala enlarges and you become more prone to fear-based anxiety. The amygdala triggers the sympathetic nervous system, and your body goes on the alert. Living like that--hyper-vigilant--is very hard on the body.

Today, Dr. Shaler talks about what goes on in your brain when you're living with the chronic stress and anxiety of toxic people. YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS!

GUEST: Dr. Ganz Ferrance, Expert on Stress Management in Relationships

Dr. Ganz Ferrance is a speaker, author, and registered psychologist from Edmonton, Alberta. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Ganz has been helping individuals, couples, families, and corporations reduce their stress, improve their relationships, and enjoy more success.

Today, Dr. Shaler taps his thinking to focus on overcoming chronic stress...and all that it takes to do it!

So many times, particularly when you're with a HijackalĀ®, you will try to keep yourself safe by trying to appease him or her. That won't work, and you'll understand why when you listen to this episode.

Dr. Ganz has been on Emotional Savvy before, and he brought great insights and wisdom. Be sure to listen to the other episodes with him.


  • What "sneaky stress" is and how it affects you
  • How you fool yourself into thinking that you have no stress
  • The sad effects of a toxic relationship on your body
  • Where to find your hidden stressors
  • How, as Dr. Ganz says, "stress affects your state"

This episode brings a new topic to Emotional Savvy to help you understand why it is essential to your health to get away from the troublesome combination of chronic stress AND chronic anxiety.

The Relationship Help Show, a new voice, a new vision. Enjoy!



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