To manage stress effectively, we engage in a multi-modal strategy of therapy that focuses on many areas and draws on many techniques:
- Thought Awareness – rational and positive thinking
- Guided Imagery
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Deep Breathing
- Performance Planning
- Self-management: Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition
- Life Analysis: Job, Family, Friends, Finance
Disorders linked to Stress are widespread in our society. Clinical studies suggest that 50 to 75% of all doctor visits are primarily related to Stress and that in terms of mortality Stress poses a more serious risk factor than tobacco. Stress shortens the life span of our cells.
Stress affects everyone Physically as well as Emotionally. The American Institute of Stress reports that 90% of all Health Problems can be related to Stress. Long Term Stress can lead to and agitate health problems such as Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Weight Gain, Hormonal Imbalance, Sexual Difficulties and will lower you Immune System as well as Accelerate Aging.
Learning how Stress affects you, developing strategies to best handle your stress will make it easier to find solutions.