Psychotherapy: Stress Management and Mindfulness

Learn Stress Management Strategies to

  • Slow Down the Mind/Body Stress Response
  • Interrupt Habitual Thoughts and Feelings that Activate Stress
  • Deactivate Fear
  • Develop a Non-Judgmental Attitude

Learn Mindfulness Strategies To

  • Stay in the Present
  • Sort out Fact from Fiction
  • Develop our Capacity for Self-Compassion

Resources to Help You Manage Stress:

Mindfulness


Anderson Cooper reports on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions.

Psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Judson Brewer frames mindfulness as “the next generation of exercise. We’ve got the physical, you know, exercise components down. And now it’s about working out how can we actually train our minds.”

We couldn’t agree more. Building a strong Inner Coach promotes positive self-talk, the kind of inner talk we need to counter negativity and stress.

 


Change the way you think, Change your stress levels


TED Talk – Kelly McGonigal – Health Psychologist

 


Mind/Body: Stress

Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic. Or it can last a long time if you’re dealing with relationship problems, a spouse’s death or other serious situations. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Stress can also damage your physical health.
Adapted from “Mind/Body: Stress

 


Stress in America

The annual Stress in America™ survey measures attitudes and perceptions of stress throughout the nation, and identifies leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives.

 


Conquering Your Stress

APA Topics: Stress
APA Stress Myths
APA Stress Tips

 


Impact of Childhood Stress

Listen to this pod cast Learn about Childhood stress and tips for how it can be diminished
Impact of Childhood Stress

 


Contagious Stress

How to keep from taking it in and pass it on.
Hear Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host of NPR Voices in the Family, explore how we are all affected by the emotion and stress level of others in our lives throughout the lifespan.