Posts by Dr. Hall

How Do You Know if You are Stressed?

I saw a middle-aged women in the office this week who works at a local tech firm. She came in for her annual free preventative wellness check-up that is a part of Obamacare. Since stress either causes or exacerbates nearly every major disease in our society, and since stressors are a universal human experience, good…

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The Two Biggest Stress Traps

How you deal with stress has a huge effect on your health. Stress is ubiquitous and causes or worsens nearly every disease you may ever face. If you want to be healthy, you must find a way to neutralize its damaging effects. You cannot escape that fact. Every day in the office I meet people…

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You Can Do This

Your healing is always possible. Think about it. It is theoretically possible for you to become happier, healthier, and wealthier. You know this at a deep level. That is why you keep looking. The question is how? Well, it turns out that there are two keys which you can wield that make your healing much…

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Why Worry About Stress

You might be wondering, “Why should I be worried about stress? Why can’t I just go about my life doing what I want and getting as stressed out as I get? What’s the big deal?” Well, the big deal is what stress does to you in your body, mind, and energy. But, before we talk…

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What Stress Does To You

You’ve been hearing that stress makes you sick. But how can it do that? And what can you do about it? A stressor is something that triggers your body’s stress response reflex, often called the fight, flight, or freeze reflex. This reflex is designed for short term survival under dangerous circumstances. It is run by…

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Certain of Uncertainty

I’d like to introduce Grace Porter, MA, LCPC, the first guest blogger I’ve had on this site. She received her BA in International Studies with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution from Beloit College and her MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional…

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Be Impervious to Stress, Part II

Conscious and Unconscious Beliefs To summarize what we’ve covered so far, a stressor can be defined as any experience that results in the triggering of the fight or flight reflex in your body. This is a very ancient reflex because it has been so successful evolutionarily, and it is deeply engrained. When triggered, it effects…

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