<title>Counseling & Stress Management | Gaia Naturopathic Clinic in Israel</title> <script src="scripts.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> </style> <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> </style> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> <meta name="keywords" content="Dr Julia Gonen, N.D., Gaia Naturopathic Clinic, Tel Aviv, Israel, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathy, Herbs, Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facelift, Alternative medicine, Fertility, Stress Management, Mind-Body, Julia Castor" /> <meta name="description" content="Dr. Julia Gonen, N.D., Naturopathic Doctor in Israel with special interests in women s health, fertility, peri-natal care, chronic neurologic conditions, digestive health, and the mental-emotional-spiritual connection essential for wellbeing and health." /> <meta name="location" content="Bnei Atarot, Israel, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Modi'in, Shoham, Petach Tikva, Yehud, Or Yehuda" /> <body> <script>BeginPage("treatments.gif", "services_treatments.html")</script> <!-- Counseling ---> <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td class="text"> <h1>lifestyle counseling & stress management</h1> <div class="text"> Lifestyle counseling encompasses all of the day to day ways that we protect our health and nourish our spirits. This includes exercise, stress reduction, breathing techniques, meditation, visualization, healthy communication, aand the environment in which we live - all of the aspects that make up a healthy, happy, balanced life. <p> In small doses, stress can be a good thing. But when the going gets too tough and life's demands exceed your ability to cope, stress becomes a threat to your physical, mental, behavioural and emotional well-being. <p> During times of increased stress, it is of utmost importance to have proper coping mechanisms in place to help minimize the damage of stress in our bodies and to prevent acute stress into becoming deep-seated and chronic. <p> Recent research suggests a high percentage of illness is stress-related. The following is a list of some health problems that can be caused or worsened by long-term stress: <p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Heart attack </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Hypertension </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Stroke </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Cancer </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Diabetes </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Depression </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Obesity </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Eating disorders </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Substance abuse </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Ulcers </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Irritable bowel syndrome </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Memory loss </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Autoimmune conditions (e.g. lupus) </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Insomnia </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Thyroid problems </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">Infertility </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" class="bullet"><img src="images/leafbullet.png"></td> <td valign="top" class="bullet-text">and more... </td> </tr> </table> <p> We will work together with the goal of being able to develop an awareness of what are your day-to-day stressors, implement new coping strategies, and make lifestyle and dietary modifications. Doing this, the goal is for you to create a lifestyle and environment in which you are better able to thrive. 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