You Can Reduce The Physical Effects of Stress
March is Women’s History Month and the theme for 2012 is Women’s Education and Women’s Empowerment. Our rights and roles as women in this country have dramatically changed. It doesn’t mean that life has gotten much more simple and easy. In fact it’s likely that our lives have been filled with more responsibility, stress, and possibly even guilt. I know for me being a mom, business owner, and wife every day is filled to the brim with expectations that I have for myself and that others have for me.
There are some stressors in our lives that could be considered good stress; say hosting a dinner party with a few of your closest friends. And other stress could be considered bad stress like a toxic work environments. Either way the emotional part of our mind and our body respond the same way to stress. Our heart rate increases as a response to increased adrenaline in our system, our breathing changes, our mind begins to analyze stressful situations, and possibly sleep is compromised. Beyond that we may find that our tempers are short, our appetite changes (emotional eating or not eating) and that stressful situation that happened, say at work, begins to effect our home life. Eventually one may begin to notice physical sensations like headaches, tightness in the chest, upset stomach, or neck and shoulder pain.
We hear over and over how we need to take care of ourselves. Easier said than done when we have so many people who we love and who may be relying upon us both at home and at work. One way to take care of ourselves is to seek professional help when our stress has gotten to a point that seems overwhelming and possibly out of control. With Rapid Resolution Therapy® the anxiety or anger that can be a result of stress can be eliminated quickly and painlessly. Sessions are scheduled for 3 hours and most clients only attend 1-3 sessions.
For more information about Rapid Resolution Therapy® please visit my blog at www.mylifecoachtara.com or call 573-754-0348. In our rapidly-paced society it can be empowering to have our emotional minds and our bodies working in a way that is advantageous for us.
To read the full article, refer to: Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 2011; 191 (1): 36; authors: Britta K. Hölzel, James Carmody, Mark Vangel, Christina Congleton, Sita M. Yerramsetti, Tim Gard, Sara W. Lazar.
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