This is often one of the first questions that people ask themselves when they feel it is time to look for help.
Here’s a nice article with simple pics from the Huffington Post listing what ViraYoga founder Elena Brower believes to be the 10 best poses for anxiety and stress. Enjoy!
According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, the answer is yes. There are a number of solid studies which suggest that yoga modulates our stress responses.
Here’s a nice link by Psych Central which names 5 signs that you might be ready for therapy.
Get recommendations from friends, relatives, your family doctor, whoever you feel comfortable talking to. If it’s not something you want to share, google is your friend. See my post about making sure your therapist is accredited, and then google that association. They often have a list of practitioners on their website.
In Ireland at present, you can do a one year course in counselling, or a psychology degree focused on brain chemistry, and still stick a sign on your door and begin practising as a therapist. The rules and regulations aren’t streamlined yet, and it’s important to be informed about who you are seeing, and what…