You experience stress as a normal reaction to threat or danger, as a lifesaving response. However, stress sometimes remains active in your life when it should reduce. This causes many negative effects on your body and spirit, making stress management therapy an important part of your addiction recovery at Ardu Recovery Center in Provo, Utah.
About the Stress Response
You have heard of the “fight or flight response.” That response helps us keep ourselves safe when encountered by danger, proving especially useful for prehistoric man. But in today’s world, needless anxiety makes daily life more difficult. We do not face the same life or death circumstances of our ancestors.
Stress management therapy reduces or stops lingering stress. It helps you get back to normal daily living in a more relaxed and soothed mindset. In this way, the therapy helps us avoid triggers of substance abuse. That is why stress management techniques and coping skills prove so important to people seeking lasting recovery.
Stress Management for Everyday Wellness
Stress leads to substance abuse for many people. It also causes serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and mental illnesses. Among those mental conditions caused by stress are depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Some mental illnesses also lead to more stress, such as trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Stress management therapy plays a significant role in your addiction treatment at Ardu Recovery Center. Learning stress management techniques through individual and group therapy sessions help you reduce your anxiety. Your therapist also works with you to help you understand your particular stress triggers. Through your treatment plan, you learn to change how to handle those triggers.
Also through stress management therapy, you build skills for keeping your mind and body relaxed. This helps you focus on meeting daily goals.
Negative thought patterns add to your stress, too. Bad moods and negative thoughts actually become a trap. To free yourself from this trap, you need real change. For these types of stress management techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy proves very helpful.
About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Other Stress Reduction Methods
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works based on the belief that how we think about stressors adds negativity and more stress to our lives. For this reason, CBT works to change your thought patterns for stress management. Negative thoughts create triggered stress responses before CBT, whereas you gain a more calm demeanor after CBT stress management therapy.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy works well with a mix of other therapies, support, and services. In rehab treatment, you benefit from mindfulness and other practices like Reiki Therapy as stress management techniques. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is another specific practice devoted to stress management.
Letting Go of Stress for Healthy and Stable Recovery
The caring professionals of Ardu Recovery Center understand your struggles with substance abuse and how that struggle roots in daily stress. During your treatment at Ardu Recovery Center, you gain the stress management therapy you need for a better life. You also receive a well-rounded treatment plan with a range of services, support, education, and therapies.
Ardu in Irish Gaelic means “to rise up.” At Ardu Recovery Center in Provo, you rise up against your addiction and its root causes. Part of this growth and achievement comes from stress management therapy. So contact Ardu Recovery Center now at 801-810-1234.