Stress hormones can cause disease by decreasing the body’s ability to relax which causes the organs to work overtime and malfunction. If the body is in a prolonged state of unrest, disease develops (Seaward, 2015). For good or bad, the mind and body are connected. If the mind allows it, stress can have a powerful negative effect on every organ and system in the body. The fortunate thing is learning to deal with stress using mindfulness and other relaxation techniques can have a positive effect on the nervous and immune system. Diseases can be managed, prevented and symptoms reduced by practicing positive attitudes so the body can remain in homeostasis and enjoy health.
Below is a stress management and prevention program resource guide. I hope you will use it and learn positive and effective methods to take control of the stressors that life brings. You may not be able to stop stressful situations from coming but you can control your reaction to them. Your reaction to stress is in your control and will determine health and wellness or sickness and disease.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”–John Lubbock