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  1. Stress Management - If You Need More Help

    Stress can be overwhelming. If this is the case, you may want to seek outside help from a professional counselor or other health professional. This can help you find a number of approaches to reducing the symptoms of stress and help you decrease the stress in your life. Professional help is available for the following therapies or techniques:Cognitive - behavioral therapy teaches you to be aware o

  2. Stress Management: Imagery Exercises - Topic Overview

    The methods described here help you relax,relieve stress,and feel better. Imagery for releasing muscle tension Close your eyes and imagine one of the following images: Wax softens and melts. A tight,twisted rope slowly unwinds. Tension swirls out of your body and down the drain. You hold a remote control and turn down the volume on your muscle tension. Imagery as a mini-vacation Take a ...

  3. Self-Hypnosis for Stress - Topic Overview

    Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration during which a person becomes less aware of his or her surroundings. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat physical or psychological conditions. It is thought that during a hypnotic state,or trance,people have a heightened ability to accept suggestions that can help change their behavior. Hypnosis can be led by a hypnotherapist,or a ...

  4. Stress Management - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about stress:What is stress?What causes stress?What are the signs of stress?What is job stress?Effects of stress:Why is stress a problem?Is there a link between stress and illness? How does stress affect children and teens?How does being a caregiver or having a family member with a chronic disease affect family stress?Evaluating stress:How do I evaluate my stress?How well do I deal with .

  5. Stress Management - Effects of Stress

    Stress can affect you both immediately (acute stress) and over time (chronic stress).Tension is often the first signal of acute stress. Tense muscles are tight and feel "hard" to the touch. A tense mind makes you feel jumpy, irritable, and unable to concentrate. This could be your signal to do something about stress, both for your immediate comfort and to prevent the long - term effects of ...

  6. Problem Solving to Manage Stress - Topic Overview

    Problem solving helps you overcome complex stressful events. Identify all aspects of a stressful event,including behavior,thoughts,and feelings. For example,if you have just been laid off from your job,you need to identify: Behaviors,such as the need to look for another job,earn money for your family,and make other adjustments in your life. Negative thoughts,such as "I'll never get ...

  7. Hydrotherapy - Topic Overview

    What is hydrotherapy?Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The theory behind it is that water has many properties that give it the ability to heal:Water can store and carry heat.Water can dissolve other substances, such as minerals.Water cannot hurt you, even if you are sensitive to your surroundings.Water is found in different forms, such as ice, liquid, or ..

  8. Building Resilience - Topic Overview

    What is resilience? Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient,you may recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult changes,including illness. Developing resilience begins with simple actions or thoughts that you practice,such as planning for what you'll do next and learning to accept change. Being resilient doesn't ...

  9. Social Connections - Topic Overview

    What are social connections? Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close,like family,friends,and coworkers,or more distant,like people you know casually. They can be as close as next door or so far away that you only connect with them by telephone or through the Internet. Your network of relationships may be big or small. One or two ...

  10. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude is saying "thank you." But it's more than a thank-you to a friend for a favor or gift. Gratitude is saying thanks for everything that is important to you and good in your life. You are thankful for a gift,but you're also thankful to watch a sunset,do well at a sport,or to be alive. You see your life and your experiences as a gift. Gratitude is ...

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