While there are many tools and techniques I teach patients in stress management, the most important one is the simplest and basic: how to breathe.
We start with the mechanics of healthy breathing and then incorporate mindfulness training. It is a very effective combination. With some additional tools and techniques (Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapy based), you can be better equipped to deal with stress throughout your day.
Aside from the obvious immediate benefits of learning to manage your stress better, there are other significant, long term benefits: healthy blood pressure, reduced stomach upsets, decrease in tension headaches and migraines, and more. Not to mention less irritability, and less conflict with others.
If you or someone you know needs help managing stress and tension, please give me a call or schedule an appointment by clicking on the Booking button on the right of this website. You will learn effective stress management techniques in your first appointment.
The New York Times has an interesting article on breathing to reduce stress and it can be found here: ARTICLE