Stress is the response – cognitive, emotional, or physical – to a demand or pressure, whether it is pleasant and anticipated, or unpleasant and dreaded. Everyday life can be stressful. The inescapable demands of school, work, and family in this digital age create ongoing life stress, not to mention the current concerns about COVID19, racial […]
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Fear, Anxiety, Stress and Worry; Oh My (Part 1) Fear is a distressing or negative emotion caused by the belief that something is dangerous, painful or a threat. To manage or cope with fear, face it by accepting it. Fear is a normal human emotion. Like all human emotions, it has a purpose. Evolutionally, fear […]
One of the basic needs for good mental health is adequate sleep. Adequate sleep helps regulate moods, improve memory and concentration, improve creativity, and decrease stress. Adequate sleep in children also promotes growth and improves attention and learning. Too little sleep can cause forgetfulness, fatigue, irritability, poor physical performance, increased stress and anxiety, and depression. […]
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health. Psychotherapy is always an option when things become overwhelming or a little challenging, but there are several things you can try to improve your mental health before seeking psychotherapy. Here are some things you can do every day to maintain […]
Engaging in physical activity by participating regularly in exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do to enhance and maintain your mental health. Regular exercise and physical activity: Reduces stress and anxiety. Regular exercise reduces the amount of stress […]
Too often we think that real change is impossible or really difficulty. How many times have you heard the adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? My response to that is yes you can, the dog just has to be willing to learn. Current circumstances are demanding change, change in how we interact […]
A global pandemic can certainly put a damper in an otherwise ordinary year. Social distancing, self-isolating, and being indoors all day long can really take a toll on your mood and overall wellbeing. The usual coping skills of exercising at the gym, dining out with friends, or window shopping at the mall have all been affected by […]
If you are currently struggling with anxiety you are not alone. For most of us, the uncertainty of times like these can cause discomfort and concern about what happens next. The support and validation of knowing that you are not alone can help you manage the stress and worry that this causes. The following resources […]
We are experiencing unusual times. At no other time is most of our lives have we experienced what the world is experiencing now. During unprecedented times like this stress can become a daily factor. Below are some suggestions for managing any stress you may be feeling at this time: Limit your consumption of news and […]
As news surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), evolves, the main priorities of SBS Psychological Associates remains to walk with our clients to help maintain and enhance their wellbeing. In the interest of maintaining the health of our clients and staff, we will be moving to telehealth therapy sessions starting Monday, March 23, and not be seeing […]