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    1. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

      You have just been diagnosed with an illness that will last your entire lifetime. You may have many different feelings,such as anger,resentment,or denial. These feelings are normal and expected because you are experiencing the loss of what your life was like before you were diagnosed with this disease. You can help yourself adjust by: Becoming aware of your loss. Although there are steps ...

    2. Making a Change That Matters - 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. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

      Deep breathing is one of the best ways to relax.

    4. Healing Through Humor - Topic Overview

      Laugh your way to better health You’re lying in bed with some kind of health problem,taking medicine and maybe getting some kind of treatment or therapy. Or maybe you’re taking care of someone who’s ill,and it’s wearing you out. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. This might seem like a crazy idea,but now’s the time for you to laugh. Think for a minute… Is there anything close by ...

    5. Managing Job Stress - 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 ...

    6. Stress in Children and Teens - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

    7. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

      What is therapeutic touch? Therapeutic touch is a technique to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. Therapeutic touch is also called a "laying on of hands." Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through balance in the body.

    8. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

      What is Chinese medicine?Chinese medicine is a philosophy of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called qi (pronounced "chee"), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. In China, doctors have practiced Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and it is gaining in popularity

    9. Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

      Guide to stress management.

    10. Common Coping Responses for Stress - Topic Overview

      We all find ways of coping with stress. Coping mechanisms may or may not be effective or harmless. Positive coping responses Listening to music Playing with a pet Laughing or crying Going out with a friend (shopping,movie,dining) Taking a bath or shower Writing,painting,or other creative activity Praying or going to church Exercising or getting outdoors to enjoy nature Discussing situations ...

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