We all experience stress throughout our lives. Take positive action for improving quality of life.


Stress can be a normal response in certain situations but it can also have a negative impact on life and health if it is not managed properly. Whether its financial stress, work stress, physical stress, emotional stress, or anything in between.

“More than half of Americans say they fight with friends and loved ones because of stress, and more than 70% say they experience real physical and emotional symptoms from it.” It may be time to do something about it.

What Stress Does To Our Body

Your body has a physiological response when it is in a stressful situation. Your nervous system releases the “fight or flight” hormones adrenaline, cortisol, norepinephrine. These hormones cause your body to breath faster, increase your heart rate, tense your muscles, and sweat. These are short- term responses to stress that can go away on its own.
However, if you continue to have this stressful response for a long time we can experience more serious health conditions.1 For example, depression, high blood pressure, arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and unhealthy weight gain or loss to name a few.

Ways To Help | So how can you reduce unnecessary stress?

Increasing exercise and improving nutrition is the first thing you can do to help your body’s ability to cope with stress, but stress itself requires specific nutrition and too much intense exercise can actually make things worse if your system is already over burdened with stress.

At Bliss Lifestyle Therapies, LLC we offer specific mind-body based activities, like guided meditation, Brainspotting, Yoga Nidra, and cognitive behavior therapy that can be powerful stress reduction strategies. Brainspotting is a powerful tool using the optic nerve via eye position to access the midbrain for focused stress reduction, intense healing and positive change.

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Another stress reduction service that can help is our Nidra yoga aka “sleep yoga”. This form of yoga is great for lowering stress levels and improving one’s quality of sleep.

Since there are many styles of yoga, it is encouraged that you try different forms to find which one is the most beneficial for your stress reduction.

“Current research findings support the notion that evidence-based stress reduction techniques can lower stress levels of the organism, resulting in reduction of disease symptoms, lowering of biological indicators of disease, prevention of disease and/or improvement of patient‘s quality of life.”2

Unlike taking medication for stress, there are no negative side effects from these stress reduction techniques so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Give these stress reduction techniques a try and start living the healthy and happy life you deserve.

Some people do the same thing over and over and expect different results, get solid, proven information that adds value to your life. You might be surprised at the results.

 

1Casarella, J. (2020, March 9). Common Causes of Stress & Their Effect on Your Health. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/causes-of-stress#2
2Liza, V., & Darviri, C. (2015, March 13). Stress management techniques: evidence-based procedures that reduce stress and promote health. Health Science Journal. Retrieved from https:// www.hsj.gr/medicine/stress-management-techniques- evidencebased-procedures-that- reduce-stress-and-promote-health.php?aid=3429