Stress Management and Relaxation
Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation such as a traffic jam, or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship problems, the death of a loved one or other serious situations. Stress can become dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life. Symptoms of stress can include feeling tired or fatigued, inability to concentrate and irritability. Stress can also hurt your physical health.
Stress causes people to feel overwhelmed or pushed to the limit. The consequences of poorly managed stress range from fatigue to more serious conditions like heart disease and obesity. Because of this, it is important to know how to recognize high stress levels and take action to handle it. Controlling stress is a learned behavior, and changing unhealthy behaviors one step at a time can help effectively manage stress.
Harbin Clinic Psychology offers a CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation) device, which can help people relax and handle stress without the use of medication.
Meditation is another good method to help learn to deal with stress and to relax without the use of medication. Meditation is a useful therapy to help reduce stress and anxiety in both the mind and body.
Harbin Clinic Psychologist Dr. Frank Harbin has recorded a 20-minute meditation journey to help patients relax and de-stress. Click on the file below to practice it.