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. Stress management therapy teaches individuals how to reduce stress in their lives and better cope with the stress that is unavoidable.
Stress Can Contribute to Poor Health
A known risk factor for physical conditions like cardiovascular disease and hypertension, stress has also been associated with needing to attend the following treatment programs:
- Depression treatment centers
- Anxiety treatment centers
- Substance abuse treatment programs
- Trauma and PTSD treatment centers
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.
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.
Constant stress wearing on you takes a toll on both the body and mind. It’s not something that your body can survive constantly. It’s time to enter a stress management therapy program. Call us today at 844.875.5609 to get the help you need to manage your stress.