We believe that a relaxing and tranquil environment should be balanced with learning to cope with stress is vital to recovery. Therefore, we focus on methods of relieving stress and also teach the client about how to cope with it in the future.
Stress is where a person finds it difficult to cope in certain situations in life. Those under the influence of a lot of stress find themselves unable to escape the situation that they find themselves in. This could be a poor financial situation, or pressure to succeed in a situation where it is difficult to do so. A stressful situation can often spiral out of control and those who suffer from it cannot find a way to get out. As a result, they may turn to a short term fix to make themselves feel better. This can often come in the form of a drug and can be anything from caffeine to alcohol or something harder. When a person becomes reliant on these quick fixes to help them cope, they risk running down a slippery slope towards addiction.
At Serenity Health, treating stress is an important part of addiction rehabilitation. The client is taught how to cope with stress in the future as this is a major cause of relapse. This is done through a range of therapies, including meditation and yoga.
We also use biofeedback to see how the body responds to a stressed state and see which therapies have the best effect in treating it. Stress can have a negative on a person’s over all mental and physical well-being. It can inhibit ones ability to manage the pressures of balancing lives responsibilities. Stress is a person’s natural response to any situation that may pose a threat or make them feel unbalanced in some way. It’s the body’s natural “fight or flight” reaction, known as stress response. A certain amount of stress can be seen as positive, it can keep you on your toes and help you rise to challenges. However, recognising when your stressed levels are out of control is important. The signs and symptoms of stress will differ for each individual. It affects the mind, body and behaviour in many ways. Stress overload can potentially put you at risk of developing a range of physiological and medical illnesses. Reducing stress in your every day life is important for maintaining overall health and well-being. It can promote longevity, improve your mood and enable you to live a more full filling life style.
- Palpitating, increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Aching joints and muscles
- Digestive problems
- Vomiting, nausea
- Irregular bowl movement
- Insomnia, sleep disturbance
- Food disorders
Stress can also contribute to a number of mental and emotional disorders:
- Increased risk of addiction, alcohol and other drug dependencies
- Panic attacks amongst others
Emotional stress can lead to significant difficulties with memory loss and concentration. You may also find it difficult to focus and make decisions. This can lead to anger issues, irritability and frustration with yourself and others around you.
The Stress Treatment Solution
At Serenity Health we offer a comfortable and safe environment to enable you to actively seek support along your road to recovery and healing with our stress treatment. Our highly qualified and motivated team are passionate about recovery. You will be advised on how to implement positive change in your life and how to reduce stress by learning to think differently.
We work on all the underlying issues and treat the whole person with our stress treatment programme. Managing your thought process is the first step. In addition we will advise on stress reduction techniques, how to improve your general health and well-being, relationships and work life balance. Understanding the damages and causes of the underlying reasons stress is affecting your life can motivate you to incorporate a stress management programme into your life. Resulting in you living a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.