How Stress Therapy Can Improve Your Health

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Stress is an inevitable part of life that we all experience. When extreme stress remains with us every day without letting up it can take a terrible toll on our well-being. If you have experienced a particularly stressful event such as divorce, job loss, the loss of a loved one or even a promotion to a job with more responsibility you can be put under an unusual amount of stress. When this happens the stress therapy many Ottawa individuals undergo can help improve your state of mind as well as your health.

Impact of Stress on Health

In order to understand how the stress therapy Ottawa individuals pursue helps improve health it is important to understand how stress affects your health. Some of the most common side effects of high stress levels includes:

  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Lack of interest and decrease of productivity
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Depression
  • Ulcers
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • An overall sense of feeling unwell

How Therapy Helps

Therapy provides release from the stressful thoughts you are experiencing. Many people are unaware they are even experiencing extreme stress until they notice the physical and mental affects which can include physical pain, headaches, being unable to relax and sleep issues. When you begin to feel these symptoms it is important to recognize them as stress related. Accepting you are experiencing extreme stress will help you seek the stress therapy Ottawa individuals have used to alleviate stress. Stress therapy will have you take the following steps:

  • Precisely describing the current situation and one’s present sensations
  • Experiencing and expressing one’s emotions and feelings
  • Assertively questioning the present situation
  • Clearly articulating one’s needs
  • Addressing ways to avoid catastrophic thinking to help achieve calm

These steps will help teach you how to make choices that meet your needs. Choice allows you to feel more in control of your life and helps you to embrace the fact it is up to you to decide what choices will work for you. The stress therapy Ottawa individuals undergo can also address ways for you to problem solve, focus on the positive and learn techniques that will help you to find inner peace when faced with negative emotions. All of these techniques will work together to alleviate and manage stress which will in turn begin to alleviate the health issues caused by stress day by day.