The effects of stress on the skin: yellowing of worries

July 15, 2007

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 In a period of strong emotional stress blood flow is directed to those authorities that the body considers the most important and without which we can not cope with stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 . At the same time, the outflow of blood from the organs that the body is considered less important. These "secondary" authorities applied to the skin. Unfortunately, the skin - the most extensive organ of our body, also, and the most sensitive. When we experience stress, the skin feels the urgent need for oxygen, making gains an unhealthy yellowish hue.

As a result of chronic stress not only change the skin tone, but also increases production of the hormone cortisol, involved in the regulation of metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the body, which suppresses the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
 . With the weakening of the skin barrier becomes extremely susceptible to infection.

 The effects of stress on the skin: yellowing of worries

The effects of stress on the body as a whole

Stress not only disrupts the immune and nervous systems. It can also affect the body's ability to properly digest food, which in turn affects the health of the skin and overall health. When digestive nutrients are not absorbed properly, so in the body are toxic and accumulate undigested food residue.

It is known that stress can cause or exacerbate skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, warts cause Warts - germ of cancer?  Warts - germ of cancer?
 , Herpes and fever blisters, but the three most common skin reaction to stress: rash, pruritus and acne.

The most common rashes and skin irritation caused by allergies, but sometimes the rash is a reaction to stress. In the state of stress in the blood fall histamines, causing the skin may appear small rash or pimples. In some cases, the rash is invisible, but the skin is very sensitive, itching. As a rule, the treatment of a rash of such help antihistamines or soothing skin lotion.

 The effects of stress on the skin: yellowing of worries

Acne - the result of stress?

Although the rash and itching - a fairly common skin reaction to stress, most people under stress suffer from acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
   (acne). Stress is a kind of trigger, trigger the body's mechanisms to stimulate increased activity of the sebaceous glands. Excess sebum clogs pores and causes irritation of the skin, which leads to the appearance of acne.

However, no matter how unpleasant as these reactions, we must remember that they are temporary. Also today, the market can find a variety of tools to help relieve irritation of the skin and improve its condition.

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Art therapy - advised therapists

March 30, 2008

 art therapy
 It might surprise you that creativity can be an effective treatment for mental disorders. What do the creativity and psychotherapy? For patients it can be a means of self-expression and coping How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 ; work helps improve communication skills and to discover new aspects of their personality. In psychology, the use of creative activity for the treatment of various psychological disorders called art therapy.

In art therapy, psychotherapeutic techniques combined with the creative process, to thereby improve the patient's condition. The idea of ​​such a treatment that helps a person to work to resolve the many conflicts and problems, including internal, self-esteem, learn more about themselves.

 Art therapy - advised therapists

When I born art therapy?

Although thousands of years people have used art to express their emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
   and share ideas as well as to treat the mind, art therapy began to be used in official medicine only in the mid-twentieth century. The doctors noticed that patients with a variety of mental disorders often express themselves through drawing and other forms of art, and this prompted them to turn the idea into the creativity of the therapeutic strategy. Since then, art therapy has become one of the important directions in psychology and psychotherapy.

 Art therapy - advised therapists

When using art therapy?

Art therapy can be used to treat a variety of disorders that fall under the competence not only of psychologists and psychotherapists, and psychiatrists. It is often used in combination with psychotherapy techniques such as group therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. Here are just a few examples of possible use of art therapy:

 Art therapy - advised therapists

Children with learning disabilities

  • Adults experiencing severe emotional stress
  • Children with behavioral and social problems at school and at home
  • People with mental disorders
  • People with brain injuries
  • Children and adults who have experienced traumatic events

Art therapy is also used for the adaptation of cancer patients - both for those who have suffered a serious operation, and for those undergoing therapy to at any time to maintain an acceptable quality of life. This helps them regain a sense of their own identity, no longer identify with the disease, which often occurs in patients with advanced cancers.

 Art therapy - advised therapists

How does art therapy?

People suffering from depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 , Increased anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 , Domestic violence and other problems are invited to express themselves - their views, illness, attitude - through drawing, sculpture, music and so on. External Unlike sessions of art therapy from the usual lesson to the school of art is, first of all, that the patients in his work does not have to follow any rules - think about the proportions, the laws of perspective, color combinations, light and shadow, and so on . Their main task - to express what is going on inside them, and it can be done well or badly. The only score for this work - a therapeutic effect.

Deeper and imperceptible eye feature art therapy is that it frees people from the need to express their feelings in words as in conventional psychotherapy. Drawing and music is much less than are conventional than words, and more flexible. In addition, since many social problems arise as a result of human verbal communication, it is often useful to express the complexity of the non-verbally than to resort again to the words that have already caused problems. In other words, art therapy liberates man, allowing him to be more flexible and wide to look at yourself and the world around. Of course, this is only one of its effects.

Then, depending on the approach the therapist uses a different method of analysis of the results of creativity. The analysis in this case - a very complex and delicate area in which can not be definitely true methods and accurate answers. The analysis process in fact - it is also creativity, and it is always unique as every patient is unique.

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