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1111 E. Brickyard Rd, #202

Salt Lake City, UT 84106


Stress Relief

As our lives have become more complicated, our levels of stress have increased. There are simply more things we need to track everyday. Stress is a contributing factor to our leading diseases: Heart Attack, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and more!

Stress is the body's response to threat. Though much of what we experience in our world today is perceived threat - still the body engages the fight or flight in response to the challenges we face. This is a physiological response in the body affecting our bodies in a very real way.

When we experience stress the body prepares to either fight off an attacker or run away. Our heart rate increases, our blood pressure increases, our blood is shunted to our muscles and away from our brain, and our body releases stress hormones preparing the body for fight or flight.

One of the stress hormones, cortisol, actually causes our body to gain weight over time. Here's some tips for reducing stress in your life:

  • Reduce Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks can aggravate your body's fight or flight response, and leave you feeling jittery and anxious.
  • Take a high quality vitamin. Your body uses more vitamins, especially B vitamins when you experience stress.
  • Incorporate Exercise: Physical activity breaks down the cortisol (stress hormone that can accumulate in your body). Plus, it has added health benefits of improving circulation, body functioning, and a greater feeling of wellbeing.

Its great to have some stress relief activities throughout your week, such as journaling or going to yoga, but these activities only alleviate stress after it has happened, but this type of stress management doesn't address the real problems of stress!

Break free of old patterns - Stress Less and Enjoy Life More!

We can actually teach the brain new strategies for handling stress, replace the old stress habits, and train your brain to stress less - increasing your well-being on a daily basis!

There are some people who handle stress very well, and others who seem unable to handle much at all. Through our life experiences, our brain can actually create stress habits - automatic responses of stress to different situations. We have stress habits around money, people, traffic, family, friends, our job - any area of life.

When we experience stress, our body goes into a physical respones, engaging the fight or flight response of the nervous system.

What if we could train the brain to not go into stress response, curtail stress and feel more comfortable and relaxed with inner calm no matter what is happening in life around us?

Train your brain for stress relief


I created Train your Brain for Stress Relief CD to address the underlying mental patterns that are causing stress.

With this 5 track CD, I'll walk you through shifting the underlying mental patterns that are CAUSING stress.

These exercises are based in NLP, Neuro- Linguistic Programming, a field of applied psychology that looks at how the brain stores and processes information

and how we can affect our daily experience through shifting how our brain relates to it..

With this cutting edge technology for addressing the underlying mental patterns around stress, you can quickly break free of extra stress and anxiety and get to a more comfortable place of thinking more clearly, and  feeling more calm and  comfortable no matter your situation.

Get the CD or Read more here

Life Coach Holly Stokes Portland, OR

Reduce Anxiety and Train your Brain for Stress Relief! We all know people who handle stress better than others. The secret is in your mental strategies. When we train the brain to use better strategies, it's much easier to handle the stressors of life. With positive strategies, my clients have even been able to reduce the need for medications and even get off of medications. (Medication levels must be supervised by your health care professional).

Stress can affect how well we operate both physically and mentally. Stress affects our immune system, recovery, our digestion, our heart health, our focus, our job performance, chronic illnesses, and more. Break free of your stress patterns and worry. Enjoy life more!

I work with clients all across the U.S. by phone, and can meet in person in the Salt Lake City, UT area.

Call Now to Schedule a free Consultation! 503-351-8021