What is Stress?
Do you feel like you are always on to go and not able to relax even when you have down time? Do you worry about many things beyond your control? Do you struggle with stress? Are you wired and live on adrenaline? Do you wear many hats and struggle to keep everything under control? Is your job demanding a lot of your time and energy? If so, you may be suffering from stress. The stress response by the body is a natural and normal phenomenon. However, when you are dealing with chronic, long-term stress, it can take a toll on your mental and physical well-being.
You have probably heard about how stress is a major contributor to heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, anxiety and depression.
The good news is that just because our current lifestyle is conducive to a lot of stress, you can learn ways to reduce its effect on you considerably. We are here to help you with that. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for stress management, there is good reason to believe your problems can begin to improve very soon.
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with Stress
CBT along with relaxation, problem-solving and time management skill training has been scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of stress. Warm, caring, professionals can offer CBT therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering. We know it is not easy to get started, but we are here to help you get on the path to a better life.
For information about CBT therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your problems and their treatment.
The stress response is characterized by the body's reaction to stressors. The sympathetic nervous system plays a critical role in preparing various systems to deal with the potential problem. This is a healthy and effective response. Unfortunately, chronic stress can be dangerously detrimental to our physical and mental health. Our sympathetic nervous system can remain "on" beyond what is healthy and continue to demand that various stress hormones are produced. This has cascading effects as our immune function, digestive systems, and even muscles can be compromised. Many physical problems and mental disorders have been associated with chronic stress, including obesity, heart disease, hypertension, insomnia, and phobias.
Cognitive restructuring, relaxation techniques, problem solving, and time management have all been demonstrated to reduce stress. Very simple relaxation techniques can produce such powerful effects that changes in immune function can be easily detected in blood tests after only a few days.