7 Ways A Crisis Increases Stress and How To Fight Them

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7 Ways A Crisis Increases Stress and How To Fight Them
When a crisis occurs, stress goes up. Learn to identify this and fight the negative effect.

There are many types of crises that can enter our life.  These can be natural disasters, problems in our relationships, facing life changes, discovering significant health issues, or any of many other things.  Some crises are very intense and concentrated while others occur over a longer period of time.  The effects of some crises are relatively easy to address (such as running out of time every day) while others will require years to address (such as a major hurricane).  In any case, it is important to recognize the stress that is being caused by the crisis and to respond to that stress in a way that can help you to keep some sense of internal peace as you face the crisis.  Here are seven ways that the crisis can be increasing your stress and what you might do for each of them:

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The Rev. Christopher L. Smith

Marriage and Family Therapist

The Rev. Christopher L. Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT has served as a national leader around mental health issues both within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in professional counseling organizations.  He works directly with individuals, couples, families and supervisees as the Clinical Director of Seeking Shalom in New York City.  He also brings his insight to help a wider audience through writing, speaking and consultations.

Location: New York, NY
Credentials: LAC, LMFT, LMHC, MDiv
Specialties: Couples/Marital Issues, Forgiveness, Spiritual
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