EDUCATION IS PART OF ANY STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Education is an important part of counseling and it’s particularly relevant when it comes to stress management. Many of our clients were taught at an early age that “stress” of any kind is bad, but extensive research has proven otherwise.
There’s good stress, bad stress and ugly stress, but stress is a part of life and it’s all around us. Stress can be harnessed as a useful tool for motivation and development, but it’s important to understand that stress in and of itself is not all bad.
Millions of people function just fine with stress being part of their everyday lives, but it’s an issue for those who fail to process or manage their stress. An overabundance of unchecked stressors for someone without an effective method, or the coping skills, to deal with their stress can present serious problems.
Recent findings also show that stress isn’t confined to what’s happening in our lives at this very moment and our childhood experiences can actually change our physical and mental health. If you’d like to learn more about how this affects our mental health and why, you can watch a video on the topic by California’s First Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke by clicking here.
If you or someone you know are struggling with stress, then it’s time to seriously consider counseling or therapy. Mind-N-Body Counseling can help you identify your primary physical, emotional and social stressors, uncover what causes or triggers those sensors, confront those triggers and integrate proven solutions into your daily habits to help you gain control of your life.
Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress, but we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences. Don’t underestimate the effect that an overabundance of unchecked stressors can have on your physical and mental health.