Tips to Destress
Being stressed out means you are overwhelmed by feelings of impatience, anxiety, or frustration. It is a physical response to change that can affect you physically and emotionally. Here are some stress busters to use when you are feeling stressed out:
Take slow, easy breaths to help calm your mind and body. This will activate the body’s relaxation response.
Take the stairs at work, walk over the noon hour, go to the park with the kids, and find a way to move that you enjoy.
Fix healthy foods and have a colorful plate with a variety of food.
Sleeping helps the body recover from stress. Build calming habits that help you improve your sleep.
Be aware of the stress points in your body. They may be in your shoulders or lower back. Stretch and relax these stress points throughout the day. Try yoga or meditation.
Listen to calming, relaxing music that nourishes your soul.
Keep your sense of humor and laugh, as laughter helps your body fight stress.
Don’t over-commit yourself, break projects into small steps, delegate responsibility, and create healthy boundaries.
9. Friends and Family
Cultivate friendships that are positive and supportive. Spend quality time with family members and have fun together.
Pray or meditate, get involved in a worthy cause and enjoy nature.
Promise Behavioral Health Team
We are committed to walking alongside our patients during difficult times in their lives. Promise Provides a comfortable, safe, confidential space for patients to share their concerns. We also want to offer hope and allow patients to recognize they are capable of making positive changes in their lives. It takes courage to share with someone about sensitive areas of life, and we honor that courage. When patients share and unburden their hearts, it will ultimately empower them to create more wholeness and a higher quality of life.
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.