Stress Management

Most of us feel some level of stress due to pressures of life. These pressures may come from your job, your marriage, economic difficulties, a lack of social activities or in some cases, age-related pressures.

Stress can manifest itself in both a physical and psychological fashion.

Physical symptoms you may have include:

  • high blood pressure
  • rapid heart or breathing patterns
  • periods of hyperventilation
  • muscle aches
  • digestive problems
  • headaches

Psychological symptoms can include feelings of:

  • anxiety
  • tension
  • disturbed sleep
  • avoidance of everyday activities

Some of the most effective treatments for managing these symptoms include relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy and the use of imagery. Learning how to become a relaxed and competent person is the goal.

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