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Studies on stress have found chronic stress creates an enormous imbalance of the mind and body.

Chronic STRESS can make you feel…

Overwhelmed

A feeling of way too much going on.

Exhausted

Feeling drained of strength and energy; worn out; fatigued

Depressed

sad and gloomy, dejected; sad; miserable

Overwhelming Anxiety

feeling afraid, worried, uncertain

Overwhelming Sadness

unhappy; gloomy; dejected; sorrowful

Overwhelming Anger/Irritability

Feeling furious, enraged, resentful

Brain Fog

Can’t think clearly. you can’t remember, you can’t seem to learn new things

Panic

Suddenly overwhelmingly afraid

Chronic STRESS can create these symptoms…

Headaches

Tense muscles; sore neck & back

Fatigue

Difficulty falling asleep; Insomnia

feeling afraid, worried, uncertain

Bouts of anger; Hostility

Eating too much; Eating too little

Diarrhea, Cramps, Gas, Constipation

Restlessness, Itching, Tics

Difficulty Concentrating

Grinding Teeth, Clenching Jaw

Frequent colds, flu, sickness

Chronic STRESS can turn into these chronic problems…

High Blood Pressure

Ulcers

Depression

Burnout

feeling afraid, worried, uncertain

Immune System Problems

Fibromyalgia

Asthma

Cancer

Digestive Problems

Endocrine Problems

Respiratory Ailments

Obesity

TMJ

Heart Disease

Stress may be the #1 cause

Chronic STRESS creates business, community & global consequences…

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

66 percent of employees report that they have difficulty focusing on tasks at work because of stress.

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.

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.

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 deprivation costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.

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.

$80,000,000,000 annual cost of depression in the U.S. due to lost productivity and health care

Chronic STRESS creates specific stress-related disorders…

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.

In any given year, almost 1 in 10 adult Americans suffer from some type of depression

The Good News

STUDIES ON STRESS REDUCTION AND RELAXATION HAVE ALSO FOUND…

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

We Call that

The SOLUTION

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