Working Through Stress and Learning To Cope More Effectively
There are many techniques to deal with stress, the underlying issues that trigger stress, and the hazards of stress. If you feel stressed out, or overwhelmed, you should know that life doesn’t have to be this way. Together, you and Dr. Yancey, will look into your life to find the sources of your stress, stress triggers, and figure out what to change, or implement. These things may involve your work, your family, or all other areas of your personal life. You will also learn techniques and coping skills to help you relax.
Our therapists will help you sort through issues and find the best ways to cope in healthy ways and move forward.
Typically, individuals who visit with Dr. Yancey for stress management counseling are experiencing problems sleeping, difficulty relaxing, constantly feel a pressure to do the next thing on their agenda, and just want to relax or chill out, but seem to have forgotten how.
These individuals are typically very busy, high achieving, and ambitious people who work hard and are searching for a sense of tranquility and balance in their life.
Past research has found that chronic work-related stress corrodes health in two major ways: directly, by affecting the nervous and hormonal systems that control heart rhythms, blood vessels, blood clotting, inflammation, and other factors; and indirectly, by fostering unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking, unhealthy eating, self-medicating, alcohol abuse, and lack of exercise.
Our therapists will work with you to learn about sources of stress in your life, as well as ways that you have tried to manage stress in the past. Once Dr. Yancey has learned about your personal stressors, she will recommend a program to help you de-stress or chill out. Individuals often benefit from sampling a variety of techniques to find the ones that are most relaxing and restorative to better health and productive functioning.
For example, some individuals need support in learning how to structure their day to include stress-relievers, such as exercise and time spent in non-work related activity, while other individuals are searching for specific tools to help them put their stress aside and enjoy themselves during downtime. Still other individuals benefit from guided relaxation therapy to help reduce stress on the spot. What ever is best suited for you, Dr. Yancey will flow with you to tailor a stress reduction program for your particular needs.
The order in which these skills are presented is individualized to each patient’s needs, goals, and interests. Anxiety Therapy and Stress Management Therapy can be completed during live in-office visits, and/or by Telemental Health psychotherapy for clients who live far away or are simply too busy for office visits.
Flow and chill out,
Virtual Peace of Mind