We learned about how stress can affect our brain in Stress Nuggets 1: Stress & Brain. Today, we are going learn how stress can also affect our body. We often think “it’s all in our mind” when we feel overwhelmed. However, stress can take a toll on our bodies. It can cause diseases, lower our immune system, disrupt our appetite and have adverse effects on our health overall.
Interestingly, stress can cause psycho-somatic symptoms. Often times, these symptoms are mistaken as physical ailments which led to many individuals medicating without treating the root cause of the issue.
So, how can we support our bodies to cope with daily life stresses? If you are curious to learn how to manage day-to-day stresses using body-mind approaches, get in touch with us. Body-mind approaches integrate body work and talk therapy to provide a more holistic psychotherapeutic process.
About the contributor
Dominica is a psychotherapist at Soulmatics. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a certified TRE Provider. She enjoys integrating body-oriented approaches in the therapeutic process to help those who come to her to have a more holistic and experiential process. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing with her pet dogs – Kopi & Xiaobai.