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  1. Caregiver Tips - 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 ...

  2. Stress Management - Causes of Stress

    Long - term (chronic) stress is the type of stress that causes the most serious problems. It is caused by a host of irritating hassles over a period of time, or an ongoing, difficult situation. Conditions that may lead to chronic stress include:Health problems, if you have a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis. Emotional problems, such as unexpressed or uncontrolled anger,

  3. Hospice Care - 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. Stop Negative Thoughts: Getting Started

  4. 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 ...

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

  6. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

    Changing anything big in your life can be stressful. It can seem like a lot to do. This can be especially true when the change involves tobacco, a drug, alcohol, or changing how you eat.For some people, knowing that something has to change happens quickly. For others, it can take years. Nobody is the same. But, no matter how long it takes, many people find that asking themselves questions and thinking about their answers helps them figure out what to do next.Even if you're not sure that change is for you, thinking about what it might be like can be helpful. You're just looking at both sides of a story.Think about the changeAsk yourself questions about what you want to change, like:In my life right now, what would I like to be different?What will happen if I don't make this change?What will I look forward to in my life after I make this change?What might my life look like in 3 years if I change my behavior?Think about yourselfSometimes it's helpful to take a break from thinking about

  7. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

    Thinking about change, planning for change, and making your change happen all take work. Keeping a change going can be just as hard. It takes time to make it your new normal. And you can expect to have a few tough times.Stay alertTo make this change part of your new lifestyle, keep your change skills ready at all times. It's good to keep asking yourself: What were my personal reasons for making this change? Why were these important to me?What values led me to make this change? What kind of person do I want to be?What temptations do I need to watch for? What are the best ways I've handled triggers and cravings so far? What other ways can I try?Stay calm, learn, and move onIf you do slip or relapse, don't get down on yourself. You can bounce back. Nearly everyone who succeeds with change has some slips along the way. It's normal.Turn your mistake into a lesson, and learn from it. Ask yourself, What will I do differently next time?Every time you experience a craving or trigger, record it

  8. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is music therapy? Music therapy is the use of music to gain physical and emotional healing and wellness. A trained and certified music therapist can provide music therapy. Therapy sessions can involve listening to music, music - making, or both.Research is beginning to reveal how music works to heal the body and mind.The rhythm and tone of music can excite you or relax you. Music therapy can

  9. Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

    Childhood isn't all fun and games. Even young children can feel worried and stressed. Stress can come from outside,such as family,friends,and school. It can also come from children themselves. Just like adults,children often expect too much of themselves and then feel stressed when they feel that they have failed. What are signs of stress in children and teens? Why is it important to ...

  10. 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 ...

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