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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How can I relieve stress?

How can I relieve stress?

It depends: On what is causing your stress. Preventing it or removing it when possible is the best. Many people are helpful by mindfulness training, meditation, guided imagery cds, yoga classes, chi gung, exercise, reading, etc. For long term benefit and better overall mental health, support from a good psychotherapist can be transformational. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my stress?

How can I relieve my stress?

Manage stress with: E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read more

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Natural way to relieve stress?

Natural way to relieve stress?

Hypnosis, meditation: Psychotherapy, exercise, listening to music, taking a bath, talking to a friend, are all relaxation techniques that can all help reduce stress naturally. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve stress?

Stress: Exercise, listen to music, take a class at the gym for something you've never done before, go to a yoga class, learn to meditate, have candles burning with scents that you like. Think of your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch and try to do something to enhance those senses. ...Read more

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Can fishing help relieve stress?

Can fishing help relieve stress?

Of course: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Fishing can be very relaxing —except to the fish! — or it can be a tense and/or frustrating experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. ...Read more

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Can "gallows humor" help relieve stress?

Sometimes - yes.: Hello. I have worked with the military for the last 33 years. Gallows or dark humor often allows people to tolerate the horrors of combat. To those looking in from the outside it may seem inexcusably crude & they may be quick to judge. However, sometimes allows people to survive and keep a bit of their sanity. Sometimes gallows humor is just a learned vulgar behavior. Take care. ...Read more

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What are some fast ways to relieve stress?

Stress managment: To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Can being outside in nature relieve stress?

Can being outside in nature relieve stress?

Oh yes. Consider:: "We should also pause and consider how charming and how graceful are the unexpected effects of nature's work. When bread is baking...cracks appear in the crust. Although these would seem to confound the baker's design, they...help to arouse our appetite." --Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome (159-180 C.E.) When stressed, enjoy the miracle that surrounds you even in the little things! ...Read more

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