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    1. Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

      Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension.

    2. Caregiver Tips - Topic Overview

      What is autogenic training?Autogenic training (AT) is a technique that teaches your body to respond to your verbal commands. These commands "tell" your body to relax and control breathing, blood pressure, heartbeat, and body temperature. The goal of AT is to achieve deep relaxation and reduce stress. After you learn the technique, you can use it whenever you need or want relief from symptoms of ..

    3. Hospice Care - 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 ...

    4. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview

      What is biofeedback?Biofeedback is a method that uses the mind to control a body function that the body normally regulates automatically, such as skin temperature, muscle tension, heart rate, or blood pressure. When you are first learning biofeedback, you will have sensors attached to your body and to a monitoring device. This provides instant feedback on a body function (for example, your skin ..

    5. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Overview

      Job stress comes in many different forms and affects your body in various ways. Minor sources of stress may include equipment that won't work or phones that won't quit ringing. Major stress comes from having too much work, not having enough work, doing work that is unfulfilling, fearing a job layoff, or not getting along with your boss.Usually it is the major sources of stress that lead to ...

    6. Quick Tips: Reducing the Stress of Caregiving - Overview

      Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed,too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress. Tips to relieve stress When you feel stressed,you can: Take slow,deep breaths. Soak in a warm bath. Listen to soothing music. Take a walk or do some other activity. Meditate or pray. Take a ...

    7. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

      Deep breathing is one of the best ways to relax.

    8. Stress Management - Setting a Goal to Reduce Stress

      Set a goal in three steps If you're ready to reduce stress in your life,setting a goal may help. Try following these three steps: Find out what creates stress for you. Think about your coping strategies. Try using a stress journal to record stressful events,your response to them,and how you coped. Think about why you want to reduce stress. You might want to protect your heart and your ...

    9. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview

      What is healing touch?Healing touch influences a person's physical or emotional health without anyone physically touching the person. It is widespread. Healing touch is also called spiritual or energy healing, therapeutic touch, or distant healing.In the 1970s, nurses developed a specific form of healing touch called therapeutic touch to provide a more holistic (viewing the body and mind as a ...

    10. Quick Tips: Reducing the Stress of Caregiving - 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 ..

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