Do you think Stress Has been around since the beginning of time?
Most have heard the creation story in the Bible. My question is...
DID STRESS EXIST IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN?
We read in Genesis 1 that God made man and woman in His image. He gave us dominion over all animals. He gave us plants to eat.
ALL WAS GOOD.
(If you would like to hear the rest of the story instead of reading it- I share the video version here.)Read more...
As a physical therapist, I became an expert at seeing how stress affected the health of my patients and how it affected their ability to heal.
It wasn’t the patients who were in accidents or had a one-time injury, those patients I would see, deliver physical therapy services, give them a home exercise program, they would reach their goals, and be discharged. They were the easy patients.
It was our patients who did not know why they were hurting, or what they had done to cause the pain and typically had a long list of chronic diseases to go with their long list of prescriptions and age was not usually a factor.
WHAT I FOUND THEY HAD IN COMMON WAS CHRONIC STRESS.
Our services helped lower their stress, their home exercise program helped them keep their stress in check and they felt better.
Until they stopped and found their symptoms returned.
They would come back for us to “fix” them again. We often lovingly called them our repeat offenders.
I’m sure many didn’t return and would go search for an answer somewhere else.
We couldn’t “fix” them, but we could teach them ways to lower their stress levels and allow their body to heal and feel better.
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT EXPERTS ARE OFTEN GREAT AT HELPING OTHERS SEE THEIR ISSUES, BUT EITHER DON’T SEE OR IGNORE THEIR OWN?
I AM GUILTY.
(If you would like to hear more about how I came to realize, I was more like my patients than I thought instead of reading the rest of the story here. Check out the VIDEO version.)Read more...
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