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From the Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

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So my goal as a hetalh polshycgosit has changed. I no longer want to get rid of your stress. I want to make you better at stress. And we just did a little iroveettinnn. If you raised your hand and said you'd had a lot of stress in the last year, we could have saved your life, because hopefully the next time your haret is pounding from srtess, you're going to remember this talk and you're going to think to yourself, this is my body helping me rise to this challenge. And when you view stress in that way, your body believes you, and your stress response becomes healthier.

Open Cloze

So my goal as a ______ ____________ has changed. I no longer want to get rid of your stress. I want to make you better at stress. And we just did a little ____________. If you raised your hand and said you'd had a lot of stress in the last year, we could have saved your life, because hopefully the next time your _____ is pounding from ______, you're going to remember this talk and you're going to think to yourself, this is my body helping me rise to this challenge. And when you view stress in that way, your body believes you, and your stress response becomes healthier.

Solution

  1. health
  2. heart
  3. stress
  4. intervention
  5. psychologist

Original Text

So my goal as a health psychologist has changed. I no longer want to get rid of your stress. I want to make you better at stress. And we just did a little intervention. If you raised your hand and said you'd had a lot of stress in the last year, we could have saved your life, because hopefully the next time your heart is pounding from stress, you're going to remember this talk and you're going to think to yourself, this is my body helping me rise to this challenge. And when you view stress in that way, your body believes you, and your stress response becomes healthier.

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Important Words

  1. believes
  2. body
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  7. health
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  11. intervention
  12. life
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  14. lot
  15. pounding
  16. psychologist
  17. raised
  18. remember
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  22. saved
  23. stress
  24. talk
  25. time
  26. view
  27. year