We live in an ever increasingly demanding world where we are exposed to elevated levels of stress daily. Many causes of emotional stress cannot be avoided, as there is a certain amount of unpredictability in life. As unpredictable as life is, most of the stress we are exposed to can be controlled.
Emotional stress is simply our perception to a stimulus that creates a negative or unfavorable effect. Some stressors in life are unfavorable to everyone; such as financial hardship, the loss of a loved one, or something as simple as auto trouble. Many stressors such as these are unpredictable, random and frankly cannot be avoided. Even though these stressors are unavoidable, our ability to handle and cope with them can significantly be improved.
The ability to tolerate and manage these stressful events differ between people because of their individual differences in perception of the stress. This explains why some individuals can manage significantly more stressful situations than others.
The state of your health is directly related to your mindset and how you perceive the world around you. When you feel better, maybe that’s finally losing that stubborn weight or waking up feeling rested and/or having more energy to enjoy life. When you feel better overall, unpredictable stressors have significantly less effect on you as you will be in a much better state of mind.
At the Center of Functional Medicine stress is recognized as a key contributor in the development of poor health and chronic degenerative disease. As a result, effective and specific stress management, natural stress relief, and stress relief programs are offered and included in the Complete Health and Wellness programs.
Stress management programs consist of:
As required – daily, weekly and monthly one-on-one guidance
Specific strategies and techniques to implement daily
Laboratory testing used for identifying and addressing stress inducing chemical imbalances
Customized specific stress-reducing exercise programs
Nutritional protocols to offset the effects of stress and help reduce the susceptibility to stress.