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Reducing Anxiety & Stress with Eastern & Western Practices

Reducing Anxiety & Stress with  Eastern & Western PracticesThere are neurotransmitters throughout the entire body that send signals to the brain, alerting you instantaneously of real or perceived danger. Anxiety and stress are made up of both psychological and physical symptoms. The psychological part creates the nervousness, fear and worry, while the physical aspect produces sweating, rapid heart palpitations, a rise in blood pressure, nausea and shortness of breath.
When anxiety disorders are left untreated or undertreated, several areas of the brain like the hippocampus (regulates emotions) and the prefrontal cortex (decision making, planning abilities) shrink causing long-term damage.
Psychologist, Dr. Grabau explains, “It is unusual to find a combination of practices which when applied can provide some relief and positive results for pain sufferers, and those prone to depression or anxiety. Tranquility Meditation and Stress-Related Illness is a workshop that applies Western psychological insights and Eastern practices to help reduce discomfort.
Relaxation and meditation practice are effective countermeasures for elevated stress hormones which include glucagon, adrenaline, norepinephrine, cortisol and growth hormone. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies; while cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream. During an emergency these hormones can be lifesaving; if they are released too often, chronic stress conditions develop. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. Chronic stress can bring on fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety and irritability; poor emotional control; poor concentration; and headaches.”
Dr. Grabau specializes in treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral excesses and deficiencies, relationship problems, and chronic emotional disorders; loss, grief, and trauma; mood disorders.
He offers consultation to families and adult children with aging parents as well as young adolescents, late adolescents, adults, couples, and seniors. Dr. Grabau works in the realm of language and thus helps people examine what they think and how they feel before they act. He helps patients to examine their fear of sharing personal information; once they remove their resistance to talking, they move forward. By keeping ideas in the verbal realm, impulsiveness can be reduced and may be prevented; a careful examination of impulses can reveal significant emotional underpinnings. Dr. Grabau’s 35 years of experience has enriched my clinical skills significantly.
Optimal Performance Group, Inc. (OPG) was incorporated in 1996 for providing mental health services and educational experiences for the prosperity of all individuals. Its President and owner Dr. Grabau offers services across the life cycle to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dr. Grabau is a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Florida, PY4386. He is a graduate of the William James College and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
To find out more about the series or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grabau, please contact the Optimal Performance Group today.
14802 North Dale Mabry Highway, Ste. 304
Tampa, Florida

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