What Are You Doing For Your Stress?

Oh we’ve all heard it, STRESS can kill.

It can also create or contribute to health concerns everything from high blood pressure, digestive issues, migraines, skin irritations, depression, weight, sleep disorders, food and environmental allergies, and much more.  Some stress can be good stress: weddings, birthdays, new jobs.   Things we think of as bad stress: family conflict, pressure at work, dealing with family addictions, and health concerns.

So what do you do about it?  Some people find they can take a walk, talk to a friend, exercise, meditate, or take a vacation to regroup.  BUT, what if none of those things are really giving you relief or they are not practical in your situation.

Recently I’ve had to deal with ugly family situations that have created a lot of anger, hurt, and resentment.  Therapists are like the plumbers; they have time for everyone else’s issues but their own.  I had done some tapping, talked to my coach, but my anger was over the top and so was my blood pressure.

After walking around with proverbial flames coming out I finally woke up to running myself on the SRT – Stress Reduction Therapy (SRT) Software for anger.  Keep in mind I had done some EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique, some forgiveness techniques, and NONE of them were making a huge shift.  Once I ran the software for anger the difference was significant.  I could finally think straight and that allowed me to take appropriate action on my issues. Emotions like physical health and pain can prevent us from living optimally or making good decisions.

So if you’re not getting significant relief from your stress, please look for outside support before you create damaging permanent health conditions.  That support can be counseling, forgiveness techniques, prayer, exercise, holistic therapy, or even a vacation.  Find a solution that works for you.


Editor’s Note:  This article was submitted by Jodie MacTavish with Healthful Transformations. She may be reached at 360-624-3332 or Jodie.mactavish@gmail.com