STUDIES ON STRESS HAVE FOUND...

Chronic Stress creates an enormous physiological imbalance leading to

THE PROBLEM:

Emotional Problems 

Feeling…

  • Overwhelmed
  • Exhausted
  • Depressed
  • Overwhelming anxiety
  • Overwhelming anxiety
  • Overwhelming anger/Irritability
  • Brain Fog
  • Panic

These Symptoms …

  • Headaches
  • Tense Muscles; sore neck & back
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty falling asleep/ Insomnia
  • Bouts of Anger/Hostility
  • Eating too much/too little
  • Diarrhea, Cramps, Gas, Constipation
  • Restlessness, Itching, Tics
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Grinding Teeth, Clenching Jaw
  • Frequent colds, flu, sickness


These Chronic Problems …

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Ulcers
  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Immune System Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Digestive Problems
  • Endocrine Problems
  • Respiratory Ailments
  • Obesity
  • TMJ
  • Heart Disease (may be the #1 cause)[i]
    • [i]https://www.cengage.com/c/stress-management-for-life-a-research-based-experiential-approach-4e-olpin

    Business, Community, and Global Impact

    • 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful
    • Nearly half of all workers suffer from moderate to severe stress while on the job[1]
    • 66 percent of employees report that they have difficulty focusing on tasks at work because of stress.[2]
    • Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers' compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses.
    • Sixty percent of lost workdays each year can be attributed to stress.
    • An estimated 75 to 90 percent of visits to health care providers are due to stress-related conditions, costing employers in increased health care costs.[3]
    • Stressed employees take an average of 4.6 sick days per year compared to 2.6 days for employees reporting low stress levels.
    • “Presenteeism”—the term used to describe attending work when unwell and unproductive was 50% higher for highly stressed employees with an average of 16 days per years versus around 10 days for employees with low stress levels.[4]
    • Employees with high stress have lower engagement and are less productive
    • Sleeping too little—defined as less than six hours each night—was one of the best predictors of on-the-job burnout.
    • Sleep deprivations costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.[5]
    • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults (18% of the population) in the United States age 18 and older.[6]
    • $80,000,000,000 annual cost of depression in the U.S. due to lost productivity and health care[i]
    • [i] https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/20/depression-statistics_n_6480412.html

    • Specific Stress-Related Disorders Impact:

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which affects 6.8 million adults.
    • Panic Disorder, which affects 6 million adults.
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects 7.7 million adults.
    • Social Anxiety Disorder, which affects 15 million adults.
    • Major Depressive Disorder, which affects 16.1 million adults and is the leading cause of disability in the US for ages 15 to 44.[7]
    • In any given year, almost 1 in 10 adult Americans suffers from some type of depression
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    • [1] https://www.stress.org/
      [2] http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2012/03/29/how-stress-impacts-your-workers-performance.html
      [3] http://www.fdu.edu/newspubs/magazine/99su/stress.html
      [4] https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenhigginbottom/2014/09/11/workplace-stress-leads-to-less-productive-employees/#7448f3fc31d1
      [5] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/opinion/sunday/relax-youll-be-more-productive.html
      [6] http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/data-behavioral-health.aspx
      [7] https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

    THE GOOD NEWS

    STUDIES ON STRESS REDUCTION AND RELAXATION HAVE FOUND...

    When you effectively reduce stress, the imbalance returns to homeostasis, healing happens, and the symptoms and problems go away:

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