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Steps to Stop Feeling Stressed or Anxious

Feelings of stress and anxiety can affect the way we do daily activities. Sometimes stress and anxiety can be so prominent that we cannot accomplish the simplest daily tasks. Stress and anxiety can also take a toll on how your body feels. According to Erica Reischer Ph.D., states there are 5 steps to take to help you stop feeling stressed or anxious. 

  1. Notice - Take note of the different thoughts you are having throughout the day. 
  2. Name - After noticing your different thoughts, label them. This can help you see a pattern in the thoughts you have during a day. 
  3. Reframe - Take your thoughts and change your interpretation or perspective of your thoughts. 
  4. Change your posture - Your mind and body work together. You can use your body to direct your mood and mind. 
  5. Breathe - Breathing is a powerful tool when it comes to getting rid of stress and anxiety. Slowing breathing is a great way to calm down. 

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.