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stress is an everyday occurrence. Stress
often results from poor work environments,
hard to manage kids, worries over doing it the “right way,”
disappointing relationships, and demanding schedules.
Often our upbringing and circumstances complicate our ability to
overcome hurdles in life. Short
of winning the lottery or re-writing your personal history, you might
think that you or the ones you love are doomed to experience the psychological
and physical consequences of stress.
Pain, despair, irritation, poor sleep, hopelessness, worry, and
isolation are the norm, right?
of research has shown that psychological services can produce profound
improvements in a general sense of well-being.
In fact, there is a direct link between emotional and physical
functioning. When we feel
better about ourselves and our lives, our bodies actually work better.
However, people differ in their ability to manage stress.
Keys to managing stress include your awareness of stress, your
ability to think and plan for stress, and how you relax
Popular TV programs like Nanny 911 also show the powerful impact
of environmental changes upon the behavioral and emotional functioning
of children and their families.
there has been a very consistent finding in what seems to be the key
ingredient in therapy. The key is a sense of feeling cared about.
It turns out that the experience of empathy has
strong curative powers. Of
course this makes sense. When
you talk about your life and feel understood, a renewed sense of hope is
discovered. Next come new ideas and the
energy to pursue them. People
often know the answers but are blocked by fear, insecurity, and
isolation. A genuine
connection with a caring other can help overcome these obstacles.
Being listened to helps us to listen to others.
Therapy can improve relationships as our own needs are
know that having a better and more organized understanding of anything
helps us to relax
I feel better when I know how something works.
Parents often feel the same way about their kids.
When they know what’s going on and what to do about it,
confusing emotions clear and they are left with a sense of purpose, hope