Stress Management Counselor Florissant MO

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.

David Joseph Goldmeier
(314) 839-5232
1224 Graham Rd
Florissant, MO
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Psychiatry

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(314) 306-6859
10 Adams St
Saint Louis, MO
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Psychiatry

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(314) 653-4000
11133 Dunn Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Depaul Health Center
(314) 344-6000
12303 de Paul Dr
Bridgeton, MO
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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(314) 291-7837
3466 Bridgeland Dr
Bridgeton, MO
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Hypnotherapist, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Paul F. Detrick
(314) 837-7828
Florissant Psychol Svcs
Florissant, MO
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Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1988-08-11

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(314) 521-7900
9167 W Florissant Ave
Saint Louis, MO
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Mental Health Professional

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(314) 837-4900
11125 Dunn Road
St Louis, MO
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Psychiatry

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(314) 739-6811
11300 Saint Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO
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Psychiatry

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(314) 206-3900
3165 Mckelvey Rd
Bridgeton, MO
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Psychiatry

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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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