In today's busy world, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important to us, to lose our center and become out of balance. We all experience stress to one degree or another. Stress is a natural phenomena. There are two types of stress we experience, eustress and distress. Eustress is the response to events that we perceive as being positive, such as going on a date, getting married, or running a marathon. Distress is our response to stressors that we perceive as being negative, for example, having an argument with a family member, the loss of a job, or loss of a pet, or a loved one. There are many things we can do to evoke balance and a sense of well being in our lives, even when we are experiencing what we perceive to be obstacles, or challenging times. While under stress, moving the body can be very helpful, yoga, tai chi, and chi gong are excellent ways to manage stress and bring your body back in to balance. It can also be helpful to get out in nature, take time for yourself and talk to someone you trust. Getting adequate sleep, drinking water and eating healthy are also crucial ways of managing stress. Other stress reduction techniques include guided visualization, aromatherapy, mindfulness, meditation, and reiki. We are highly trained in, and experienced in teaching these techniques in our office. If you would like to learn more, please call our office.