Stress Management Research
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Mental & Emotional Improvements in over 5,500 people in just 6-9 weeks
50% reduced fatigue
46% reduced anxiety
60% reduced depression
24% improvement ability to focus
25% improvement listening ability
30% improvement sleep
- Aids for panic attacks, anxiety and fears, benefits include physical, emotional, behavioral modification results
- Relaxation exercises that empower a development to new ways to relax naturally (the relaxation response instead of the stress response)
- Analysis of your stress, addressing stress triggers to educate an understanding of the individual nature of stress and creating positive outcomes for your future
What Are Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management?
Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all; to produce the body's natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being.
Why is this Important?
The Stress Epidemic
Stress is an epidemic in the western world.
The American Medical Association states that:
• Stress is the cause of 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease.
• Over two-thirds of office visits to physicians are for stress related illness.
• Stress is a major contributing factor either directly or indirectly to coronary artery disease, cancer, respiratory disorders, accidental injuries, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide; the six leading causes of death in the United States.
Cost of Stress
The stress epidemic is an extremely costly one.
–The medical costs alone have been estimated in the United States at well over 1 Billion dollars per year.
–Stress costs industry approximately 150 billion dollars per year in increased health insurance outlays, burnout, absenteeism, reduced productivity, costly mistakes in the office and on the shop floor, poor morale, and high employee turnover. (Rhodes)
– Every week, 95 million Americans suffer some kind of stress related symptom for which they take medication.
– Fight or Flight:
Stress sets off an alarm in the brain, which responds by preparing the body for defensive action. The nervous system is aroused and hormones are released to sharpen the senses, quicken the pulse, deepen respiration, and tense the muscles.
– Stress Hormone:
Cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone,” is released in the body during stressed states. Short-lived or infrequent episodes of stress pose little risk. But when stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems ultimately creating fatigue or damage, and the ability of the body to repair and defend itself can become seriously compromised. As a result, the risk of injury or disease escalates.
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