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Stress is a natural part of life. It comes in many forms: emotional, mental, and/or physical. The occasional stressors are harmless to our health. In fact, stressors can be utilized to push us to work towards important goals, or motivate us out of a bad situation. Moderate levels of stress allow the body and mind to respond at a faster speed. However, when the stressor becomes chronic, it can cause significant mental strain and long-term health problems.
“Stress” is defined as a state of mental, emotional strain and/or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Though, it’s important to note that stress can develop from within as well.
Stress management therapy is the use of techniques, strategies, or programs specifically to reduce stress levels, prevent stress, or cope with situations or events that could lead to increased stress levels.1 Some examples include psychotherapy (talk therapy) for stress and relaxation training.
Stress therapy can be beneficial when someone is:
There are many benefits of stress therapy, including reducing the risks associated with stress. Negative effects of stress include physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges, and compromised quality of life. Some examples are anger, negative interactions with family, friends, or others, trouble sleeping, and an increased chance of getting sick.
Stress negatively impacts every body system, including digestion, reproduction, bones and muscles, breathing, the heart and circulation, nerves, tissues, organs, and hormones.4 For example, people who are stressed are likely to have high blood pressure.
Stress therapy can help to reduce stress levels, prevent and address these negative effects, boost mood, and increase your quality of life.
Benefits of stress therapy include:5