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October 13, 2018

Stress.  It's one of the primary concerns clients present with in my counseling practice. We live in a fast-paced, busy world, and stress is all around us. A little bit of stress can be helpful - if you are worried about your grade in history class, it might motivate you to study. If you worry about getting charged a late fee, it might motivate you to pay your bills on time. But sometimes, the amount of stress we face is enough to overwhelm our usual ability to cope. Distraction (or avoidance) can help reduce stress in the moment, but it doesn't relieve the source of stress, and can contribute to a build up of more intense stress later on. Here are some long-term stress management techniques you can do to help decrease feelings...

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