Do you recognize the signals of stress and anxiety?

This post was originally shared by Dr. Lise DeLong, my friend and collegue at Zengar Institute. This article reminds us that it is important to unwind from our daily stress.

Corona and all the restrictions, homeschooling, social distancing...

All of that is causing a lot of stress among our society.

I want to add from my perspective there are many ways to reduce stress and anxiety but the best I have seen so far  is NeurOptimal Neurofeedback as it calms the internal fight or flight response. We offer both Neurofeedback and a variety of relaxation techniques. Get in touch should you need any help during this stressful world-wide pandemic. Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can negatively impact your quality of life. It is a mental health problem that can also have serious consequences for your physical health. When you feel anxious and stressed, your brain floods your system with hormones and chemicals designed to help you respond to a threat. That’s good in the short term, but harmful in the long term. What symptoms would you have to look for? It may be really difficult to pinpoint anxiety if there are co-existing mental health issues, physical illnesses, or substance abuse problems. Signs that someone may have a serious anxiety problem include fear of leaving the house, extreme social withdrawal, fear of particular situations or things, changes in personality, family or relationship problems. Also depression or suicidal thoughts, compulsive or repetitive behaviors. The list is long...Anxiety itself is a normal part of human life. You may have felt anxiety before addressing a group or applying for a job, for example. In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing rate and heart rate, concentrating the blood flow to your brain, where you need it. This very physical response is preparing you to face an intense situation. If it gets too intense, however, you might start to feel lightheaded and nauseous. An excessive or persistent state of anxiety can have a devastating effect on your physical and mental health. An anxiety disorder is a condition in which you experience frequent, powerful bouts of anxiety that interfere with your life. This type of anxiety can get in the way of family, career, and social obligations. If you repeatedly feel anxious and stressed, or if it lasts a long time, your body never gets the signal to return to normal functioning. That can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections. In our practices for NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback, we have trained thousands of brains and, worldwide people have overcome stress and anxiety with help of our trainingsessions. However, since we are offering training, and since we do not treat any disorder or condition it is advised to always consult your medical doctor when you suffer a medical condition.

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