Stress Management

Stress is a significant problem of our times and affects both physical as well as the mental health of people. Stress is defined as a situation where the organism‘s homeostasis is threatened or the organism perceives a situation as threatening. Stress management techniques are the cognitive, behavioural and psychological efforts to deal with stress. After a thorough literature review in major databases (MEDLINE, Scopus, Science Direct) the following techniques were identified and are presented here: progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, relaxation response, biofeedback, emotional freedom technique, guided imagery, diaphragmatic breathing, transcendental meditation, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction and emotional freedom technique.

Conclusion: These are all evidence-based techniques, easy to learn and practice, with good results in individuals with good health or with a disease.

“As for the future, it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present.”
― Todd Kashdan

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