Scientific Association of Stress Management and Health Promotion USA

Stress Management Programs

Stress management through proven scientific and non-pharmaceutical methods, aims at the development of new skills and strengthening, in order for people to be able to face successfully everyday life challenges, and to acquire the capability to control themselves, their health and their environment.

Within the framework of the new notion about health and aiming at health improvement, stress management and health promotion society holds stress-management and lifestyle-change programs. The programs help in physical and mental improvement, as it is scientifically proven that stress and unhealthy behavior are associated with increased morbidity.

Those programs are suitable for people who wish to control stress (e.g., within their home environment, their studies, at workplace, their personal relationships etc.), because their physical health (e.g., headaches and other types of pain) or their mental health (e.g., intense anxiety, low self-esteem, loss of confidence etc.) is compromised, or for people who already experience a stress-related physical or mental disease, such as high blood pressure, depression, and other types of disease.

The programs entail a thorough personal history and initial stress and lifestyle measurements. After that, training on scientific stress-management techniques (e.g. relaxation breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery etc), as well as lectures on various subjects will take place. After the end of the program, the initial measurements are re-assessed. The program consists of three weekly courses, three hours each and a flexible individualized webinar (web-based seminar) period of five courses.

For further information regarding the stress-management programs, please contact us.

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13 October 2016

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