Stress is defined as a state wherein a person’s body is primed to react physically, mentally and even emotionally to an event which requires quick response. By itself, stress can be beneficial, allowing a person to avoid real danger. However, in the context of modern times where people are continuously exposed to stressful situations and environments and they cannot find relief in between these, people become distressed.

Distress manifests itself in various forms, ranging from physical manifestations to behavioral changes. Among the physical manifestations of distress are headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, changes in sex drive, poor sleep and stomach problems. In terms of mood, a person who is distressed can manifest symptoms of anxiety, depression, lack of motivation or irritability. Some forms of behavior can also be attributed to prolonged exposure to stress. These include substance abuse, eating disorders and social withdrawal.

Just how pervasive is stress in modern life? According to some studies, about 90 percent of conditions reported to doctors can be attributed, at least partly, to stress. On top of this, stress also plays a crucial role in issues like high blood pressure, heart problems, skin conditions and depression.

And while it is practically impossible to eliminate stress from one’s life, there are several strategies one can implement in order to better cope with stress. These include modifying one’s diet, exercising, practicing meditation and getting regular massage and spa treatments. But sometimes, these techniques may not be sufficient to overcome the hurdles posed by continuous exposure to stress.

If you are undergoing a stressful time in your life – divorce, a creative block or any other stressful situation —consider undergoing a dehp® therapeutic session.

With the aid of a dehp® therapist, you can become more attuned to the various aspects of yourself and unlock your body’s innate ability to heal itself and connect with the other aspects of yourself.

What exactly happens in a dehp® therapeutic session?

An integrated trauma and addiction treatment program weaves the process of addiction treatment with treatment that is specific to trauma. A good program appreciates that each person has individual recovery needs that are best addressed with personalized counseling, psychiatry, psychology, medical care, family care, and even spiritual care.

Dehp® uses the bodies own natural ability to process emotions, events and experiences so the results are integrated and automatically assimilated allowing processing to naturally occur. When the body processes at this level, insight, and the know how sets in allowing us to organically grow. This process is where dehp® found its name. – developed expression of human potential.