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    1. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - 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: Breathing Exercises for RelaxationStress Management: Doing Guided Imagery to RelaxStress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle RelaxationStress Management: Managing Your TimeStress Management: Reducing Stress by Being Assertive

    2. Ayurveda - Topic Overview

      What exactly is a negative thought? Suppose a coworker or a grocery store clerk suddenly gave you a mean look. How would you react? Would you just let it slide off you,like water off a duck? Or would you take it personally and feel bad about yourself,or even get angry about it? If you turn small things into big things that bother you for days,weeks,or even longer,you’re having negative ...

    3. 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

    4. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

      Deciding to make a change that matters is a big step. Maybe you're feeling hopeful, excited, and ready for the change. You could be feeling nervous about changing. Or maybe you're worried that you'll let down yourself and others if you're not able to change.You are not alone. Many people who are thinking about change feel this way. It's normal. And it helps you prepare for a big step and get ready to make a plan.Many people who have been in your situation have found that having a plan—and staying focused on it—can make a big difference. To start, think about why you're hereAsk yourself some basic questions.Exactly what do I want to change?What are my personal, most powerful reasons for wanting this change?What will my life look like when I've made the change?Remember your answers to these questions. They can help you focus. You may want to repeat them to yourself over time. Think about what works and what doesn't work If you've tried to change, cut back, or quit before now,

    5. 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 ...

    6. Hospice Care - Preparing For Your Appointment

      A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Anger and Hostility.

    7. Kava - Topic Overview

      What is guided imagery?Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. You can use an instructor, tapes, or scripts to help you through this process.Guided imagery is based on the concept that your body and mind are connected. Using all of your senses, your body seems to respond as though what you are imagining is real.

    8. Stress Management: Reducing Stress by Being Assertive

      Poor communication is one of the biggest causes of stress at work and home. Being unable to talk about your needs,concerns,and frustrations can create stress. Being assertive helps you communicate without causing stress to yourself and others. Assertiveness is a skill that you can learn and put into practice. Key Points Assertive communication means speaking up for yourself in a thoughtful,...

    9. Kava - Topic Overview

      Children and teens notice and react to stress in their family and also experience their own stress. It is important to recognize stress in children and teens and help them with healthy coping strategies. The strategies they learn often stay with them into adulthood. Generally,anything that may cause children fear and anxiety can cause stress. This can include being away from home,starting a ...

    10. Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

      Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension.

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