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3. What Do We Mean By “Stress”?

The stresses which undermine us physically and mentally are deeper than just the tensions of daily life. They have more to do with failing to live up to our value standards; harboring fear, guilt, anger, resentment or low self-esteem; troubled relationships; and negative thoughts, feelings, or expectations. Continue reading

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8. Any Illness Can Come from Stress

Stress does more than just make people feel “uptight.” In over forty years of clinical use with thousands of clients, Graf Stress Management has found stress at the root of all types of illness, from the transitory (e.g., headaches) to the chronic (infertility, fibromyalgia, addiction) to the debilitating and terminal (cancer, lupus, AIDS, bipolar disorder). Continue reading

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