Peter Winslow is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based life coach who engages with people from all backgrounds to help them realize inner strengths and overcome anxiety. Through programs such as The Three Minute Miracle to End Anxiety, Peter Winslow helps break addictive cycles of stress, adrenaline production, and overeating.
For many, mindless eating becomes a coping mechanism when they are depressed, as carb consumption raises the brain’s serotonin levels and releases a sense of soothing pleasure and tension release. With the temporary lift followed by a crash, the addictive cycle starts anew and leads to unhealthy weight gain.
The Three Minute Miracle, which Winslow refers to as the “Cortisol Kill Switch,” centers on employing the brain to halt stress hormones and panic mechanisms that lead to the fight-or-flight response taking hold. The secret to this is feeling instead of thinking. This seems counterintuitive, as the anxious person is usually trying not to feel dread and panic. Unfortunately, the very act of resistance, or trying to get away from anxiety, keeps stress hormones elevated and makes the situation worse.