Stress Management

How to manage stress

We are all very stressed these days and this stress contributes greatly to the discomfort and outright pain we suffer in our bodies —-Often we know it but have no idea what to do about it.

Dr Jones is a teacher of Mindfulness and Meditation and teaches this to her clients to help prevent the pain from developing in the first place and to reverse the effects of stress.

Why not learn this very valuable tool to reduce your anxiety, help improve your resilience and reduce the physical and emotional toll that stress can take on you. Its easier than you think

Just a few classes can start you on the path to feeling better and start to return your zest for life.—Ask Dr Jones to speak about this to find out how very easy it is

 

 

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a modern adaptation of an ancient Buddhist meditation style that has been around for millennia.

It has entered mainstream life now and been given clinical credibility by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn to help us deal with our modern frantic way of life.

Dr Kabat-Zinn has created “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction” Program

Consistent daily practice can help us to develop emotional stability and non-reactivity of the mind.

By developing a simple and pure awareness through Mindfulness we can learn to disentangle ourselves from our habitual thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and connect with our experience, with ourselves, and with others in a healthier and deeper way.

“Since 1967, over 1500 studies have been conducted by over 250 independent research institutes showing Mindfulness Meditation to be clinically effective for the management of stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, strong emotional reactivity, and a wide array of medical and mental health related conditions”

In fact, the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program’s medical outcomes from 15,000 patients’ participation since 1979 have shown “a 35% reduction in the number of medical symptoms and a 40% reduction in psychological symptoms.”

Mindfulness Meditation programs are being conducted in hundreds of hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, corporate wellness programs, and prison settings all across the United States, and around the world.  In addition to significant reductions in stress, proven benefits of Mindfulness Meditation include but are not limited to:

  • Elevated immune system function
  • Improved management of pain
  • Decreased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improved sleep and digestion
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mental function, intelligence, and memory
  • Improved decision-making ability
  • Less irritability, anxiety, and depression
  • Improved interpersonal relationships
  • Increased resilience to change

Chronic stress also exerts a strong and adverse affect on the brain even altering brain cells, brain structure, and brain function.  Research has shown that unmanaged stress:

  • Diminishes short, and long-term memory
  • Diminishes problem-solving abilities
  • Diminishes the ability to concentrate

All of these are reversed with Mindfulness practice