In the new episode of Recovery ReLOVution, the show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, guides listeners through ways to recognize and deal with stressors. Stress management is important, especially for recovery stakeholders. Dealing with stress before dealing with the underlying cause will benefit mental and emotional well-being.
As Gorman says, “The lingering effects of stress are not to be taken lightly. It’s important to recognize the warning signs that stress has taken control and build the stress management skills that Recovery ReLOVutionaries need.”
In this episode, listeners will learn:
- Build the stress management skills they need to help deal with stress
- Understand what effects stress has on well-being, including mental, physical, and emotional
- Learn which kinds of stress is good and which is harmful
In a recent article from USAToday.com, Dr. Francoise Adan, who heads integrative medicine at University Hospitals in Cleveland, discusses strategies for reducing stress every day.
Of particular surprise, she notes, “You need to express gratitude. Don’t wait to say ‘thank you.’ Be appreciative and give thanks. Start or finish every day with acknowledging what you are grateful for. The list should be endless.”
Gorman create a guide book to help people develop a practice of regularly finding things to appreciate. It’s called the Aware Appreciation Quick Start Guide. It can be found at AwarenessAddicts.com/AA.
As Gorman says, “The more challenging it is to find things to appreciate, the more practice is needed. This is where Aware Appreciation comes in really handy … focus on practicing Aware Appreciation and that will distract from what you aren’t appreciating. As we contemplate what we do appreciate, we are withdrawing our attention from whatever it is that is causing us stress and expanding our thoughts of love, appreciation, joy, and what does bring us happiness.”
In this episode of Recovery ReLOVution, the show’s host helps listeners learn to deal with stress. Stress affects the mind and body. When the underlying cause is not going away anytime soon, finding effective strategies that work is critical to well-being.
For those interested in tuning into this show visit: RR 0019: Recognize the Warning Signs – How Stress Effects Your Health
Living with an addict is stressful. The lingering effects of stress are not to be taken lightly. If you’re lying awake at night, or neglecting things that need attention in your own life, you are feeling the effects of stress. Recognizing the warning signs that stress has taken control is essential in order to build the stress management skills you need as a Recovery ReLOVutionary.