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Stress Management and Counseling

Stress is a daily occurrence for much of us, especially living and working in a large city. Stress Management and counseling help you understand what is causing your stress and how to effectively manage it. The Lifeologie Counseling Oak Cliff team is here to help you become stress-free (or close to it). The first step is understanding the sources of stress and if you are in need of support.

What is Stress

Stress is a physical reaction you experience as a result of a difficult circumstance or some demand that requires your immediate attention. From this reaction, your body produces adrenaline and cortisol, which results in accelerated breathing, faster heartbeat, chest tightening, and even sudden bursts of energy. While some stress is good, too much, or the inability to manage the stress, can be very detrimental to your health.

Benefits of Stress

Stress is a physical response by your body designed to help you. Stress exists to provide your body with the tools needed to effectively react to unplanned, challenging circumstances. Stress should be reserved for these special circumstances and consequently, occur infrequently. Unfortunately, people can experience stress quite frequently in their lives; thus, spurring on many problems associated with their overall health.

Negative Effects of Stress

Stress becomes a problem when it operates out of its natural, intended purpose. When stress occurs frequently, over an extended period of time, the body continues to produce hormones and experience the same side – effects regardless of the situation. When you experience stress every day, your heart, muscles, the digestive and immune system suffer negative consequences. Chronic stress can contribute to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heartburn, headaches, and viral illnesses. In order to avoid the possibility of severe health consequences, stress must be managed effectively.

Managing Stress Effectively

Stress Management teaches you strategies to set up your life in a way that lessons the opportunity for stressful situations occur. The best approach to stress management is different for each person. Our therapists will present various coping techniques based on your situation and circumstances. We use proven strategies when it comes to managing stress. Take a deep breath. Reaching out for help is the next step. Call Lifeologie Counseling Oak Cliff to schedule a session with one of our counselors.