STRESS MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
 

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HEARTLIGHT WELLNESS  -  STRESS MANAGEMENT PRACTICE

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At HeartLight Wellness, we know stress is a normal part of life, BUT being overwhelmed by stress is not!

HeartLight Wellness's Stress Management Practice offers a range of treatments and therapies to help you reduce stress, enhance your well-being, and build emotional resilience. We will help you manage the stress by treating the physical symptoms of stress and eliminate the underlying root cause of the stress. 

We provide you with the unique combination of lifestyle coaching, workshops, biofeedback, meditation, music therapy, acupuncture, and therapeutic hypnotherapy to relieve stress and restore your emotional, physical, and mental balance sense of well-being.

STRESS TRIGGERS THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE

You’re stuck in traffic, late for a doctor’s appointment, watching the minutes tick away when a tiny control tower in your brain, your hypothalamus, sends out the order: Send in the stress hormones! An army of stress hormones trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response and your heart races, your breathing gets heavy, and your muscles start tensing up for action.

Nature created the fight or flight response to make you react instantly and reflexively to save yourself from physical threats. However, it wasn't intended to cause you distress and fear because you were late for a doctor’s appointment!

WHEN STRESS BECOMES DISTRESS

The American Institute of Stress calls stress “America’s leading health problem.” Stress is so commonplace in our lives that we often ignore its hidden, harmful effects on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

In fact, the American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause for more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases, and according to the AMA, chronic stress is linked to the leading causes of death:

Heart disease
Stroke
Cancer
Lung disease
Accidents
Cirrhosis of the liver, and
 Suicide

In addition to stress being linked to the leading causes of death above, more than 75 percent of all medical office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. Symptoms of chronic stress include:

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If we ignore the wear and tear of chronic stress, we will eventually pay a huge physical, mental, emotional, and financial price. When it comes to dealing with chronic stress we should take Ben Franklin's advice, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Investing now will improve our physical, mental and emotional well-being and save us from huge medical bills later.

We want you to leave worry, tension, headaches, and anxiety behind and live stress free and enjoy life again.

Call us today! 505.428.0862


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Dr. Irene Dougherty & Dr. John Brady

EXPERIENCE SANTA FE'S PREMIER HEALING PRACTICE

HeartLight Wellness is Santa Fe's only practice offering the healing benefits of both Balance Method Acupuncture for immediate pain relief, Five Element Acupuncture, Therapeutic Relaxation for long-term healing, and NAET Allergy Elimination Techniques.

Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), holds the unique distinction of being New Mexico's only Balance Method Gold Level Acupuncturist and holds a Master’s Degree in Five-Element Acupuncture from the prestigious Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Laurel, Maryland.

Dr. Brady holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology, and is a Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) and an accredited practitioner of therapeutic relaxation in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. He is also a Certified Master Life Coach (C.MLc.) with years of experience assisting people live the life they want to live.

Both Drs. Dougherty and Brady have over twenty-five years' experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.

NOTE: Therapeutic relaxation and hypnotherapy is an adjunct to medical treatment. Dr. Brady is a certified therapeutic hypnotherapist and is not a physician. He does not "cure" the underlying causes of disease, and as a therapeutic hypnotherapist, Dr. Brady uses hypnosis to induce a deeply relaxed state that relieves the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Medical research has shown hypnosis to provide significant relief from physical, mental, and emotional stress, chronic pain and other stress related conditions. Individual patient results may vary depending on their unique symptoms and conditions.

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Call HeartLight Wellness today.

505.428.0862

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