Stress Management Counselor Vicksburg MS

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.

Warren Yazoo Mental Health
(601) 634-1350
3444 Wisconsin Ave
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Philip L Scurria
(601) 634-8790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Angela J. Koestler
(601) 634-0118
Nordal Clinic, P.A.
Vicksburg, MS
Languages Spoken
Sign Language
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1987-11-30

Data Provided by:
Martin Parker
(318) 574-3502
Tallulah, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

William P. Osborn
(601) 264-9515
Sassafras Hill Counseling Center, Inc.
Purvis, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Berkeley
Credentialed Since: 1979-11-30

Data Provided by:
Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Svc
(601) 638-0100
3448 Wisconsin Ave
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of Ms
(601) 661-9421
916 Belmont St
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
River Region Behavioral Health
(601) 619-3838
1111 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Debbie Kincaid McCoy
(318) 237-0025
Tallulah, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brenda Belaga Price
(601) 664-0204
98 Burnham Rd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Stop Stressing Yourself Sick

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...