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    1. 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

    2. Hospice Care - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back?

    3. 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

    4. Kava - 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 ...

    5. 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 ..

    6. Stress Management - Measuring Stress

      Feeling the effects of stress is a normal part of life, especially when you are facing major challenges. However, each person responds to stress differently. What causes a lot of stress for one person may not cause stress for someone else. That's because a large part of stress is a matter of perception-how you view a situation determines how much stress it causes you. Therefore, only you can best

    7. 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 ...

    8. Stress Management: Doing Meditation

      The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on the things that are happening right now in the present moment.

    9. Stress Management: Managing Your Time

      Time management is a way to find the time for all the things you want and need to do. It helps you decide which things are urgent and which can wait. Learning how to manage your time,activities,and commitments can be hard. But doing so can make your life easier,less stressful,and more meaningful. Key points When you manage your time,you decide which tasks and activities are most ...

    10. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - 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 ...

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