Stress is a normal reaction to a perceived threat or danger. Similar to the adrenaline rush you might feel when slamming on your brakes to avoid a collision, stress keeps us on our toes and ready to handle life’s immediate threats. But sometimes stress can linger, and this can have negative effects on the body and mind. That’s where stress management treatment comes in.
Stress management therapy teaches individuals how to reduce stress in their lives and better cope with the stress that is unavoidable. If you or a loved one is interested in stress management therapy, contact Promises at 844.875.5609 today. Our stress management program and other addiction therapy programs are designed to help individuals address the underlying causes of their stress. We aim to teach our clients healthy coping skills and self-care techniques.
Stress Can Contribute to Poor Health
Stress can impact physical and mental health in the following ways:
- Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
- Depression and anxiety
- Digestive issues
- Weakened immune system
- Reduced libido
In addition, stress can cause behavior changes, including substance misuse, outbursts of anger, and avoidance of social situations. At Promises, we understand the impact of stress and the importance of to tackling it head-on. Our stress management treatment program helps individuals take control of their stress so they can live the healthy, happy life they deserve.
Because of stress’ link to health issues, the following treatment may also help a person deal with its effects:
- Depression treatment centers
- Anxiety treatment centers
- Substance abuse treatment programs
- Trauma and PTSD treatment centers
Promises offers personalized stress management therapy in combination with our other addiction treatment programs.
Stress Management Therapy Equips You With Useful Tools
At Promises Behavioral Health treatment centers, we incorporate stress management techniques into individual and group therapy programs. Your therapist will work to understand the sources of your stress and your typical reactions to stress. Then your therapist will work with you to come up with a tangible plan to help you identify your stress triggers and to change the way in which you respond to those triggers.
Such tools and techniques may include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing, yoga and meditation
- Journaling and creative visualization
- Mindfulness practices
- Improved diet and lifestyle habits
Stress management treatment also encourages individuals to gain insight into their own thoughts and feelings. By understanding themselves better, individuals can develop healthier responses to stressors in their lives.
For example, if you experience stress as a result of certain work events, meetings or deadlines, your therapist may teach you how to calm and center yourself before, during, and after these stressful moments in order to keep your body and mind relaxed and focused. A stress management therapist can also help you change negative thought patterns that may contribute to stress.
Benefits of Stress Management Programs
Constant stress wearing on you takes a toll on both the body and mind. It’s not something that your body can survive constantly. Here are some of the benefits of stress management therapy:
- Reduced physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches and fatigue
- Improved mood and increased feelings of happiness and contentment
- Better emotional regulation
- Increased problem-solving skills and improved decision making
- Greater self-awareness
- Improved coping strategies for managing stress and distress
- More self-confidence and improved social skills
At Promises, we are here to help. We will work with you to develop a personalized stress management treatment plan to help you take control of your stress.
Manage Your Stress at Promises Behavioral Health
Contact Promises today at (Direct) to learn more about our stress management therapy and other addiction therapy programs. We can help you manage your stress by equipping you with the tools and coping strategies that will lead to improved physical and mental health. You don’t have to go it alone. Our experienced team is here to support you.