We all have stress in our lives. Often it can become overwhelming, especially when we don't get relief and do not know how to effectively manage it. Our busy lives naturally create stress. Work, family, school, and relationships can all contribute to the stress we feel day to day. Most of us ignore the signs that stress is taking its toll on us. Health issues, especially gastrointestinal, headaches, loss of sleep, overeating, and skin problems, can all be signs of stress that is not being managed.
When we have too much stress in our lives our bodies can get stuck in the "fight or flight" response.
This is when our body prepares us to deal with extreme situations by releasing substances into our bloodstream that are not meant to be there all of the time. These increased levels of fight and flight hormones can wear our bodies down prematurely and cause us to feel ill. Unfortunately, we can't simply tell our mind and body to stop the process. Therapy can help you to manage the stress in your life so that you can live happier and healthier long-term.