Stress is often described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down. Stress can affect people of all ages, genders and circumstances and can lead to both physical and psychological health issues. By definition, stress is any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.
Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences and adversely affect the immune, cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and central nervous system. (APA)
Stress can directly and indirectly contribute to general or specific disorders of body and mind. Stress can have a major impact on the physical functioning of the human body. Such stress raises the level of adrenaline and corticosterone in the body, which in turn increases the heart-rate, respiration, blood-pressure and puts more physical stress on bodily organs. Long-term stress can be a contributing factor in heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other illnesses
Taking one small step to reduce your stress and improve your emotional and physical health. Physical activity, meditation or other body mind activities can be powerful ways to manage your stress increasing your body’s production of feel-good endorphins, a type of neurotransmitter in the brain, and helps in the treatment of mild forms of depression and anxiety. In addition, eating a healthy diet and enhancing a healthier lifestyle can help you manage stress efficiently.
Combining cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques we help clients to reduce their stress levels that lead to better health and well being.