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Frau die gestressed ist


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another (William James).

Little Stress makes Stronger

According to research, exposure to a moderate level of stress that is appropriate actually makes a person stronger and better able to cope with stress. A vaccine containing a small amount of the virus can immunize against the disease.


Richard Dienstbier's (1989) Theory of Mental Strength suggests that experiencing a few manageable stressors with recovery in between can make the person more mentally and physically resilient and less reactive to future stress. One possibility is that such experiences lead people to view stressors as more manageable and to manage them more skillfully.


However, it is possible that the symptoms of stress can sometimes affect health, even if it is difficult to recognize. It's easy to think that an illness is to blame for those pesky headaches, frequent insomnia, or decreased productivity at work or college. But stress can actually be the cause.

Common Effects of Stress

Symptoms of stress can affect the body, thoughts and feelings, and behavior. Uncontrolled stress can contribute to many health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. 

  • Physical stress symptoms:

    • earache

    • pain and discomfort

    • bustle sleeps

    • digestive problems

    • hustle and bustle during sex

    • weak immunity​


  • Emotional stress symptoms: 

    • fear or irritability

    • depression

    • panic attacks

    • sadness

    • behavioral symptoms of stress

    • gambling

    • Smoking

    • eating disorder

    • taking drugs 

    • drink too much

    • have sex compulsively

When to seek Help because of Stress?

Severe stress can lead to total paralysis or burnout, depression, overuse of intoxicants, and even thoughts of self-harm. Prolonged symptoms of stress should always be taken seriously. We at Praxis Alive will help you with stress therapy. 


(Please get emergency aid immediately if you have chest pain, especially if you also have difficulty breathing, jaw or back pain, pain radiating to your shoulder and arm, sweating, dizziness or nausea. These can be warning signs of a heart attack and not just stress symptoms).

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