Everyone experiences stress which is a natural part of life. Stress is our the body's way of responding to difficult and threatening situations. At times our bodies are unable to relax or rebalance itself after stressful events occur. Continuous stress becomes problematic and eventually we can become fatigued and exhausted. In resting our bodies heal from the long term detrimental effects of the stress reaction.
Some symptoms of prolonged stress might include:
- Muscle tension
- Poor sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty managing anger
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Difficulty sleeping and resting
For simplicity we have two nervous systems, one activates or excites us
and the other relaxes us. These systems need to balance. One way to approach stress is to adjust our thinking and learn to activate the relaxation response more frequently. Of course we want to learn to solve stress related challenges more effectively.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Stress Management
- Family Therapy
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Relaxation Training
Keep in mind that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is responsive to a variety of treatment modalities.