Tag: stress management

Living Lighter

We all have expectations and demands from life. When they are not met, we feel sad, angry and hurt. For many people still,  unfortunately, this sense of deprivation is real, and tragic –  those who don’t have  food, water or shelter. But for a growing number of people in the new India, this sense of deprivation is not real, but a construct of the mind. After all, no matter how much you achieve, you feel...
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After my last post on decision making, I got a lot of emails. Being “stuck” seems to be a recurring theme – many people feel like victims of their situation and find it challenging to make a positive change. Usually in these situations, a therapist might try a cognitive approach – getting the person to look at the underlying, often negative thoughts, that are causing distress. And while cognitive therapy...
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Integrative Stress Management: Part 1

Q: “Can you please tell me some integrative treatments for stress?” RK, Mumbai A: By “stress”, I am assuming you mean the emotional effects of stressful conditions. An integrative approach to stress would have to begin by an exploration of the causes and effects of stress in your life. Body: What is your lifestyle like? Diet, sleep-wake cycles, use of alcohol, tobacco or other substances, the...
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