According to Elizabeth
Sukys-Rice, LCSW and psychotherapist, every individual is unique and the
way they process information is also unique. When one experiences stress, it can
be a combination of physical—experiencing the stress primarily in the body, and/or
mental— where some individuals experience their stress with mental reactions.
One third of individuals experience their stress in both body and mind.
Sykes is now offering private, one-on-one telehealth video
sessions. Most therapy sessions are 50-minutes and can be conducted short-term
(only a few sessions dealing with immediate issues) or long-term (several
sessions dealing with more complex issues). The goals of treatment and
arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned in a collaborative
effort between Sykes and the patient.
Here is a simple breathing exercise to use right now,
reducing within seconds any held stress:
your eyes. Breathe in through your nose while counting to four
your breath inside while counting slowly to four (try not to clamp
your mouth or nose shut);
to slowly exhale for four seconds;
steps 1 to 3 at least three times.
Therapy sessions are available in person and on multiple digital venues.
Initial session is gratis. To schedule, call 727-300-9382. To learn more, visit esLifeCoach.com.