Today’s demanding, “always-on-the-go” lifestyle has resulted in an epidemic of stress, with over 40% of American adults reporting that they lie awake at night because of stress (APA, 2018).
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense danger, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction or the “stress response.”
The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you, and when working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In this sense, experiencing some stress is positive: the adrenaline our bodies release during the stress response help us accomplish projects and goals, and it can even “enhance our performance and problem-solving ability” (APA, 2018).
But when stress is constant and persists over an extended period of time, it becomes what’s known as “chronic stress”, which has serious mental and physical health consequences. Chronic stress can cause anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure, digestive issues and a weakened immune system, among other consequences. Research shows that stress can contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and obesity.
You Can Gain Control Over Your Stress.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of chronic stress, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve helped countless clients manage their stress and break out of the prison of their minds.
But You Might Be Asking…
“I’ve tried therapy, medication, all kinds of treatment and I still can’t manage my stress. What makes Humble Warrior Therapy’s approach different?”
Humble Warrior Therapy uses an integrative, holistic, mind-body approach to therapy. Counseling at Humble Warrior Therapy isn’t your standard clinical “talk therapy”; it’s so much more. I use a highly educational, directive teaching approach to therapy, and pull in as many resources as you may need to help you learn a new way of relating to your emotions. Through media such as TEDtalks and books, and tools including guided meditation, “walk-and-talks” and yoga, I incorporate as many different mind-body-spirit techniques and tools that you might need, always working to find the most relevant, effective and custom-tailored therapy program for you.
Stress is affected by numerous factors, including your diet, exercise habits and sleep. In addition to working with the mind, I also assess your body and spirit: including what foods and supplements you take, how socially connected you feel and if you’re satisfied with your spiritual/religious life.
“I’m interested in learning more…where do we go from here?”
Schedule your FREE 30-minute consultation to learn more about who I am as a therapist, ask any specific questions you might have and ensure that I’m truly the right fit for you.