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Tips for Reducing Chronic Stress during Cancer Treatment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 20 June 2021
Tips for Reducing Chronic Stress during Cancer Treatment

There are many ways to manage stress from daily activities like deep breathing to longer-term strategies like counseling.

We can help you finding a variety of techniques that work for you and support your overall wellbeing for years to come.

These are some of our tips:

Take deep breaths with our Breathing Techniques to Soothe the Soul

Get at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night

Exercise, but not too much

Talk to a counselor or ask us for a referral

Start a gratitude journal

Meditate

Optimize your nutrition to support a healthy stress response (healthy protein, fats and a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits)

Socialize with supportive friends or family

Take our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Kinesiology and Reiki

Create and reassess your "To-Do" list, handoff things that others can help with

Spend time in nature

Do a digital detox (e.g. no electronic devices for 24-hours, or a weekend)

Reframe your self-talk (e.g. Instead of "They rejected my job application," think "I wasn't rejected, I'm being redirected towards something better.")

References. 

Yaribeygi H, Panahi Y, Sahraei H, Johnston TP, Sahebkar A. The impact of stress on body function: A review. EXCLI J. 2017;16:10571072. doi:10.17179/excli2017-4802 .  

Author:Geoff Beaty
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