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Rx for Stress

By George Pratt, Ph.D.

Rx for Stress, two 37 minute audio experiences includes voice with calming ocean background. Relieve stress, muscle tension and anxiety. Improve your sleep, mood, and self-control. Function more effectively under stress.

Stress is a part of living, however, when stress results in physical or emotional signal indicating your body or mental processes are being overloaded, it is time to take action. Research has shown that when excessive stress continues for a period of time, the body begins to slow signs of distress. If left unchecked, excessive stress affects many physical and mental processes and even depresses immune system functioning resulting in disease.

In fact, specialists often refer to excessive stress as “the disease of civilization” because many of the stressors that we face today were unknown in the earlier history of human beings. A response to stress known as the “fight, flight or freeze” or adrenalin response is a survival mechanism that allows us to respond to threats in our environment. However, our civilized life seldom presents perceived dangers that can successfully dealt with by fighting, fleeing or freezing. More often we “sit and stew” in the stress of our daily lives and it is precisely this inability to discharge or release tension and pressure that causes the problems that causes the problems associated with excessive stress.

Scientists, such as Herbert Benson, M.D., a Harvard Medical School researcher, have found that specific active techniques provide a prescription for transforming the stress response into a relaxation response.

Some simple measures and exercises, such as those contained in these two tracks, provide relief from both acute and chronic stress.

Rx for Stress Audio retails for $25.00

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