Stress Management Des Moines IA

Knocking the simple stuff off your to'do list, such as signing your son up for soccer, will provide a sense of accomplishment and the confidence to go after larger, more complicated tasks like drafting that monster proposal you’d been putting off.

Sandra L. Davis
(515) 318-2559
P.O. Box 8
Des Moines, IA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Iowa State University
Credentialed Since: 1986-04-09

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Gertrude Doughten
(515) 282-2319
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Megan Hasenwinkel
(515) 333-9211
1204 64th Street
Windsor Heights, IA
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Indiana State University
Credentialed Since: 2009-02-10

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Sandra F. Nett
(515) 277-1973
3931 Maquoketa
Des Moines, IA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Iowa
Credentialed Since: 1975-04-03

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Kelli Green
(515) 282-2319
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Beverly D. Westra
(515) 681-8808
1015 36th Street
Des Moines, IA
Services
Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Stress Management or Pain Management, Biofeedback, Sports Psychology
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Iowa State University
Credentialed Since: 1992-10-09

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Loren A Olson
(515) 279-6200
3900 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Timothy Olson
(515) 282-2319
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Samuel L. Graham
(515) 222-1175
1000 73rd St. #5
Des Moines, IA
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Biofeedback, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Duke University
Credentialed Since: 1988-10-07

Data Provided by:
Robert A. Straight
(515) 222-1175
1000 73rd St, Ste 5
Des Moines, IA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1992-01-02

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Beat the Post-Vacation Blues

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By Melaina Juntti

After touring the Tuscan countryside with your sweetheart or camping with the kids, getting back to the everyday grind sounds less than appealing. Catching up on email at the office and tackling the piles of dirty beachwear at home can cause enough stress to wipe out the hard-earned rejuvenation you scored while away. These simple steps can help you beat the post-vacay blues and maintain that island-hopping ease even after you stash the suitcases.

Start easy. Knocking the simple stuff off your to-do list, such as signing your son up for soccer, will provide a sense of accomplishment and the confidence to go after larger, more complicated tasks like drafting that monster proposal you’d been putting off.

Eat feel-good foods. Zinc-packed options like turkey, barley, and pumpkinseeds help your brain produce the anxiety-easing compound GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), while spinach, beans, and artichokes are stocked with depression-fighting magnesium. Cheese, chickpeas, and beef give your body the amino acids it needs to make mood-boosting serotonin and norepinephrine.

Herb up with mind-easing supplements like St. John’s wort, valerian, and B vitamins, or sip green tea, which offers the serious stress buster L-theanine.

Hop on the treadmill,
bike to work, or take the dog for a hike. Exercise clears your mind, burns off stress, and gets those endorphins pumping for an unbeatable natural high.

Take time to relax. Don’t run yourself ragged trying to tackle every task. Reserve 20 minutes for midday meditation, or pencil in a qigong session to break up the frenzy.
—Melaina Juntti

Author: Melaina Juntti

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