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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Brigitta Ferrari

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Brigitta Ferrari
Brigitta Ferrari Holistic Stressmanagement+Reslience, Switzerland
Title : Success without burnout - Holistic stress management


Nowadays, interest in the power of medicinal herbs is fortunately also increasing again here in the Westeurope. Phytotherapy combines traditional knowledge of medicinal herbs with modern medical research. The burgeoning interest gives us hope that in Europe, too, health will be viewed more holistically in the future, as it fortunately still is in TCM. In a world that is constantly changing and characterized by increasing complexity, stress has become an omnipresent companion. But while we strive to manage the external causes of stress, it is crucial to recognize that the real power to change lies within. The combination of mental mindfulness, positive mindset, medicinal herbs and various relaxation techniques such as autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises and time management oVers a holistic approach that not only reduces stress but also addresses the underlying causes. It is now a well-known fact that 80-90% of all illnesses are caused or exacerbated by stress. This alarming statistic highlights the urgency of rethinking the way we deal with stress and finding new ways to counteract it. But perhaps even more significant is the realization that 90% of the stress we are exposed to is self-made. This underlines the power we have over our own stress response and the responsibility we have to control it. A holistic approach to stress management recognizes the inextricable link between body, mind and spirit and strives to bring them into harmony. By integrating mental mindfulness and a positive mindset, we can learn to direct our thoughts and break negative thought patterns. Medicinal herbs oVer us natural support in regulating our stress levels and promoting inner balance. Relaxation techniques such as autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation and breathing exercises allow us to actively intervene in the relaxation process and modulate our physical response to stress. It's time we recognize the holistic approach to stress management as a new, innovative way forward for healthcare. By addressing the roots of stress at the source, rather than just treating the symptoms, we lay the foundation for long-term health and well-being. With this in mind, I encourage you all to be open to new ways we can address stress and work together to create a world where we can live in balance and harmony. Fortunately, we now know about the mutual influence of thoughts-feelings-body. If you are constantly worrying, you will eventually develop anxious feelings, which in turn can lead to tension or stomach problems - we also say "this is upsetting my stomach, spoiling my appetite, giving me a stomach ache." Today we know that these processes always run in tandem, which is why we can use PMR to release mental tension that has manifested itself in the body through DIStress, and nerve-strengthening and calming herbs and foods can support us in this. Today I will also introduce you to medicinal herbs for an anti-stress mixture, a few relaxation techniques-PMR+autogenic training+breathing exercises against stress and anxiety. Last but not least the role of your thoughts and a helpful mindset exercise to get out of stress.


She is a certified coach in Integrative Solution-Oriented Psychology (ILP 2013) from ILP Fachschule Schweiz, specializing in holistic coaching stress management and time management for achieving "success without burnout." Additionally, she holds certification as a relaxation course leader in autogenic training, (PMR), and yoga deep relaxation from Yoga Vidia Bad Meinberg in 2015. Furthermore, she is a certified phytotherapist, having completed her certification at Deutsche Heilpraktikerschule Leipzig in 2021.