Hawaii Stress Management – Managing Stress, Fear, & Anxiety Through Counseling and Natural Treatments
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Meet Our Team and Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff works closely with her patients to assess their symptoms and create specialized programs tailored to their needs.
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff from Honolulu, Hawaii, Oahu, studied psychology for six years at both the University of Delaware and the University of Oregon, graduating with honors with a B.A. in psychology. This education, plus her psychotherapy training and experience with clinical psychology, hypnotherapy, meditation, prayer, affirmation work, and dreams, give her a host of tools to draw from when working with patients to assist them in moving through areas in their lives where they feel stuck. For more information about Dr. Joy, click here.
- Over 30 years of experience
- Thousands of patients’ lives changes
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff’s Keys to Managing Stress Naturally
Stress can be a burden in our lives, it’s important to be able to effectively manage stress naturally in order to maintain our sanity and well being.
- Notice that you are stressed as early as possible
- Identify who or what is stressing you
- Learn to be appropriately assertive and say “No” to yourself and others
- Develop realistic goals
- Change the negatives if you can, and change your attitude about them if you can’t
- Learn not to panic or over-react when things don’t go well
- Take time out to relax daily and exercise at least 3 times a week
- Eat and sleep well, and limit alcohol and tobacco use
- Take care of academic, medical or other personal problems as soon as you notice them
If you find that you are feeling irritable, tired most of the time, unable to concentrate, or experiencing restlessness and sleep disturbances, you may want to seek professional help for stress management. Relaxation techniques are often helpful, and a professional can assist you in exploring more adaptive natural stress management methods.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
: How can I deal with extreme stress?
Dealing with extreme stress can be a challenging endeavor. With the proper stress management strategies and techniques in place, people can manage extreme stress through these healthy ways to cope with stress:
- Take breaks from watching news stories, including those posted to social media.
- Take care of your own health. Give yourself a break if you’re feeling stressed out, eat a nutritious diet, exercise, and get plenty of rest and spend less time on your mobile phone.
- Look after your body and wellness.
- Breathe deeply, stretch, or practice meditation.
- Try to consume balanced, healthy meals.
- Get regular exercise.
- Develop healthy sleeping habits.
- Avoid using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco excessively.
- Follow your healthcare provider’s advice and engage in stress counseling if necessary.
- Set aside time to relax. Try to engage in some additional enjoyable activities.
- Talk with others. Share how you’re feeling with people you trust and are comfortable with.
- Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations.
- Abstain from alcohol and drugs. These might appear to be helpful, but they can actually make things worse and make you feel more stressed than before. Its important to learn to manage stress in a healthy way.
- Know when you need more assistance. Find a therapist if needed.
- If the issues persist, consider speaking with a psychologist, psychiatrists, therapists, therapy groups, trained counselor, or naturopathic doctor.
: How do you treat chronic stress?
Chronic stress is best treated holistically. A holistic treatment plan for chronic stress may include the following:
- Consuming nutritious food.
- Developing time management skills.
- Setting sensible objectives.
- Improving sleep.
- Setting aside time for social and leisure activities.
- Developing healthy coping mechanisms for stress.
- Cultivating and practicing mindfulness (learning to control attention)
: Can you get counseling for stress?
Yes, counseling may help those experiencing stress, emotional unrest, or unease anxiety long or short term. A mental health issue, such as anxiety, depression, or an eating disorder, can be managed with counseling. Stress counseling may help those experiencing a distressing situation or event, such as infertility, work-related stress, family stress, or medical condition.