Stress is not always a bad thing, though. For example, when you have a deadline at work, feeling stressed can activate your creativity. Or when you need to get out of a dangerous situation, your body's adrenaline response can help you think more clearly and move to safety more quickly. The problem is that many people today live such a rushed, stressed life that adrenaline and cortisol levels are constantly high. It's as though the "fight or flight button" got stuck in the "on" position. And your body pays a high price for it! Stress can lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks. It can contribute to headaches, gastro-intestinal issues, pain in various places in your body, sleep problems, and even hair loss. It can also be an underlying factor in depression, diabetes, obesity, and a weakened immune system. The price you pay may also include aging more quickly than normal. There is no longer any doubt...research shows that stress is making us sick. It is now estimated that about three-quarters of all visits to a doctor today are stress related.
Thankfully, there are many concrete, practical tools you can learn to manage stress, improve the quality of your life, and help you feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
Call 480-603-5360, or contact me through the form below to set up an appointment to learn tools for managing stress and feeling greater peace.