Stress management and self-regulation are life skills that people of all ages can utilize to manage their life. For instance, everyone experiences moments where they feel like a situation is unmanageable or completely out of their control. Employing emotional versatility and flexibility allows you to deal with emerging situations quickly and effectively.
Pulling from your interests and support systems, we establish strategies that are natural and sustainable for long-term applications. Stress management will typically incorporate your hobbies and interests to help calm or relax you in the moment. For self-regulation, a lot of the problem solving comes with mindfulness and self-awareness.
Examples of stress management and self-regulation techniques for all ages:
- Stress reduction.
- Breathing exercises.
- Identifying stressors, such as relationships, work, or school.
- Incorporating self-care.
- Elements of mindfulness.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
There is no universal blueprint for stress management and self-regulation. The skills and strategies I provide are tailored to your needs and preferences, as there is no one method fits all.