Stress Management Counselor Evergreen CO

The study found that people with the highest perceived stress had 80 percent fewer protective antibodies in their blood than those who were actually stressed out. Try these tips to help you chill out.

Andrew Leifer
(303) 674-6074
1202 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Randy D. Whitesell
(303) 670-3023
29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd., # 303
Evergreen, CO
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Baylor University
Credentialed Since: 1987-09-14

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Summit
(303) 422-9772
1115 Washington Ave Ste 2
Golden, CO
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Kathryn Margaret Benes
(720) 412-0670
669 Trailside Drive
Golden, CO
Services
School-based Consultation, Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Individual Psychotherapy, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 2007-04-23

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Griffith Centers For Children
(303) 237-6865
14142 Denver West Pkwy
Lakewood, CO
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Terry M. Levy
(303) 674-4029
Evergreen Psychotherapy Center
Evergreen, CO
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Miami
Credentialed Since: 1981-08-27

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Fulton-Urbas Annette Phd
(303) 674-0828
3082 Evergreen Pkwy
Evergreen, CO
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Bresnick Shelley Psyd
(303) 988-8177
1746 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Ronald W. Fischer
(303) 271-3712
18237 W. 3rd Avenue
Golden, CO
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Okla
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-11

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Joe G. Garza
(303) 948-1341
7043 S. Robb St.
Littleton, CO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wash St U
Credentialed Since: 1992-02-10

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Stop Stressing Yourself Sick

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By Nicole Duncan

Convinced it will rain on the party you’re planning this weekend—and it’s only Monday? Turns out, those six days of unnecessary, perceived stress quite literally can make you “worried sick,” according to a new study.

Perceived stress versus actual stress: “Actual stress is something you experience in the moment, like a giving a presentation at work, or fighting with your spouse,” says Jim Claussen, a chiropractor from Chicago. On the other hand, if you’re worried about the economy crashing or your 401(k), then you’re stressing over something you have no control over, and your stress is perceived, he says. Your body can recover from actual stress, but long-term perceived stress puts you in constant fight-or-flight mode, fatigues your adrenals, and compromises your immune system. “It’s as if you were to prop your car up on blocks, weigh the gas pedal down, and let it run all night,” says Claussen. “You can’t expect to walk into the garage the next morning and have any gas left.” The study found that people with the highest perceived stress had 80 percent fewer protective antibodies in their blood than those who were actually stressed out. Try these tips to help you chill out:

Put stress on a shelf. “It’s definitely an art,” says Claussen, “but if you can find an off button for your stressor, you’ll waste a lot less time and effort worrying about something you can’t control.” Remember that party you’re fretting about? Put your worries about the weather “on the shelf,” and come Saturday when it’s time to deal, “pull it off the shelf.”

Breathe with your belly. Lie down on the floor with a book on your belly. Inhale through your nose, feel the book rise, and hold for four seconds. Exhale all the air out through your mouth, letting the book lower. Repeat four times. Deep inhales stimulate your lungs and trigger the parasympathetic nervous system to put you in a calming state while deep exhales help drain the lymphatic system.

Meditate. Take 30 minutes out of your day to meditate, do yoga, or t’ai chi to help reduce stress hormones, slow down your heart rate and blood pressure, and balance your system. —Nicole Duncan

Author: Nicole Duncan

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