If you keep doing exactly what you’re doing, how do you see your physical, mental, and emotional health in 5 years?
In the long-term, coping poorly with stress negatively impacts blood pressure, cardiac health, immune function, mental health, and aging to name a few.
But it can also have very real short-term consequences.
For example, the stressed brain has a hard time finding solutions because coping poorly with stress causes:
difficulty making decisions
loss of sense of humor
…the very things we need to master life’s challenges at work and at home.
STRESS BETTER PACKAGE
Break free from the gridlock of stress and enhance your ability to handle the everyday challenges of life
While external stressors (events and circumstances) are sometimes more difficult to change, internal stressors (relating to our thoughts, perceptions, and interpretations of events) are more within our control.
We designed this package to help both men and women combat the negative effects of stress by learning to stress better!
Through this process, you will be introduced to 2-3 evidence-based resilience-building tools and begin to understand how to use them effectively within the context of your own life.
You will leave with effective methods for leveraging stress to increase your quality of life rather than decrease it.
Who is this package for?
If you can identify with any of the statements below, the Stress Better Package could be a great fit for you...
I feel really tired and worn down.
My doctor tells me I need to get a handle on my stress because it’s causing or worsening my medical condition.
I feel so much pressure to perform at my job and provide for my family.
I’m not showing up as my best self these days. As a matter of fact, I feel like I’m being whittled away.
I’m married to my phone. It’s pretty much glued to my hand.
Taking care of myself has definitely taken a back seat because of life’s demands.
I have a hard time falling or staying asleep.
I feel like I can’t quite keep up (with my job, as a spouse, as a parent, etc).
I’m terrible at relaxing. I’m always getting distracted or feeling like I should be doing something else.
My thoughts just go too fast. I have too many thoughts so I can’t relax.
When I’m at work, I’m thinking about my kids. When I’m with my kids, I’m thinking about work. There’s no happy medium.
I used to have a mindfulness/meditation practice in the past. I don’t know why I stopped. My life was better when I did it. I want to return to that.
I want to feel more in control, live more purposefully, and use my gifts well—even when having challenges.
I feel like I’m constantly doing more with less.
I’ve got a huge case of FOMO (fear of missing out) so I’m always “plugged in” and available, and I don’t know what to do about it.
I lay awake at night running through my to-do list or worries.
I feel like I don’t have the resources to cope with my current load of responsibilities.
We can help.
We know change may feel impossible, but it is possible.
It’s possible for you to end the day feeling like you handled life’s challenges instead of them handling you. It’s possible to rest and refuel.
You can gain tools and skills that will empower you to trust your ability to respond to the ups and downs of life.
1 Relaxation and Mindfulness Session with HolisticHealth Coach, Mary Labuzienski, to learn and practice relaxation methods and stress management tools.
She will lead you through a guided experience using stress management tools geared toward mindfulness training and inducing the body’s Relaxation Response: a physiological state where your body releases good, health-driving chemicals.
Training in Relaxation: Learning to “switch on” your body’s Relaxation Response is essential for shifting your body from the disease-driving state of poorly managed stress to the disease-fighting/recovery mode.
Training in Mindfulness: Learning mindfulness turns on your awareness. You can’t change what you’re not aware of. With her exercise physiology background and training in mind/body medicine, Mary will help train your attention so that you have the capacity to consistently show up “now”. You will develop the skill of paying attention to how you are interacting with life and how life is affecting you. Being present helps you notice when you are about to enter unhealthy patterns or reactions and choose to respond differently.
You will learn and experience the benefits of these exercises and practices for yourself.
1 Yoga Class to experience a powerhouse resilience-building practice that will further help you cultivate mindfulness and relaxation.
Our Yoga Instructor, Roxie Sweikar, MSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, uses her wealth of training and experience to craft purposeful sequences designed to focus your attention, enhance mental and physical resilience, relieve tension, and promote deep rest.
She is an attentive instructor and happily accommodates different body types and fitness levels. She fosters a non-judgmental atmosphere for men and women alike and emphasizes growth, not perfection.
Combining the breathing and postures of yoga with her calm and supportive teaching style, Roxie creates a nurturing environment that will help you clear your mind and regain balance as you tone and strengthen your body.
1 Next Steps Coaching Session with HolisticHealth Coach, Daryl Kane Reid, to discover how to best apply these tools to your life.
One of the ways Daryl will collaborate with you is to help you develop a personalized next step, drawing from your two previous encounters.
Most people can take in useful information but they struggle with implementing it. The purpose of this coaching session is to help you gain immediate traction in building resilience by discovering how to incorporate the new knowledge into your current life.
Daryl will help you explore any unhealthy or minimally effective stress-relievers and exchange them for those that are more helpful and provide a long-term positive benefit.
She will also help you discover the inner fuel required to make sustainable change.
This last session helps you take the awareness you’ve gained, amplify it, and use it to build your ability to make decisions one moment at a time. This will help you start walking in a different direction and begin to change your life for the better.
Our HolisticHealth Coaches are passionate about getting to know YOU and are trained to hone in on the approach that will work best for your unique abilities, energy level, and set of circumstances.
Recognize Your Unique Design. Discover Your Blueprints.
When we lack the tools and skills to manage stress, we lose the ability to bring our best selves to the table. It diminishes our capacity to live out our values.
Gaining the ability to respond to life’s challenges from a place of stability and strength is a huge game-changer.
At the end of the day, we discover that we have resources left over.
We aren’t tapped out, so there’s more energy to do the things we want to do.
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All of our HolisticHealth Packages break the process of healthy lifestyle change into manageable pieces. (And we are available for as much or as little continued support as you desire.)
By your last Stress Better Session, you will have become more aware of your unique design—what is most important to you, your values and your strengths, as well as the mindsets and practices that help you thrive…
…your personal blueprint for wellness and healthy living.
With increased capacity to operate from a place of authenticity, you will enhance your ability to respond to life’s challenges and be present for life’s joys.
Break free from the gridlock of stress and build your capacity to handle the everyday challenges of life!
One Stress Better Package......147
1 Relaxation & Mindfulness Session + 1 Yoga Class + 1 Next Steps Coaching Session
(Available to the entire community, not just our patients)
Call (574) 273- 3880 to purchase!
Expiration: 90 days after purchase.
Payment: The cost is $147 (a 15% savings). Non-refundable.
Packages must be paid in full prior to starting. (We do not offer payment plans.)
Insurance does not recognize or reimburse for HolisticHealth Services. Employer-based HSA accounts often do not cover these services either because insurance companies do not recognize them. (There are no CPT codes.)
Registration & Scheduling:
Appointments are scheduled and classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Call 574-273-3880 to purchase and schedule.
Yoga- Holistic Hatha and Restorative Yoga are typically offered on a weekly basis:
Coach Office Hours:
Mary: Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-12pm, 1-5pm.
Daryl: Mondays-Tuesdays, 9am-5pm; Wednesdays, 12pm-4pm
Preparing for Yoga: Please bring your own yoga mat. Other props will be provided.
Physicians HolisticHealth Alliance (PHA)
53800 Generations Dr.
South Bend, IN 46635
If you have any questions, call our office @ (574) 273- 3880!
Disclaimer: The Stress Better Package is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information.