Stress reduction practices cover a wide range of holistic techniques and therapies that patients can use to lower stress, improve feelings of well-being, and teach self-sufficiency in stressful situations.
Stress can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health by raising our cortisol levels, which are hormones that cause anxiety and can interrupt or inhibit vital functions within our bodies. The presence of these hormones within our bodies can cause symptoms that include sleeplessness, inflammation, high blood pressure, and emotional instability.
Over time, these symptoms can weaken our immune systems and inhibit our ability to function in work and social environments.
By alleviating the causes of stress and teaching coping practices to deal with stressors, stress reduction practices equip patients with the skills and knowledge to make healthier lifestyle choices, improving their quality of life by lessening the impact these symptoms have on their mental health.