Taking a Breath: Holistic Techniques to Cope With Stress

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Taking a Breath: Holistic Techniques to Cope With Stress

Stress is something we all deal with at various points throughout our lives. Unfortunately, stress cannot be avoided. However, there are certain techniques you can use to cope with stress and deal with it in a healthy way. In this blog, we’re going to discuss some holistic techniques you can use to cope with stress. We will also go over some of the techniques that we use in our treatment programs at Avalon Malibu.

Ways to Cope With Stress

Many people turn to drugs and alcohol when they’re feeling stressed. When you do this, however, it can lead to unhealthy patterns and addiction. Because of this, it is important to have other things you can use to relieve stress during difficult moments.


Meditation is one of the most powerful tools you can use to relieve stress. There are a variety of different meditation options. Some people prefer to use a guided meditation made by a professional, while others like meditating while on a walk or sitting quietly on their bed.


Breathing deeply enough is important. Finding ways to harness the power of your breath can help you stay connected to yourself and reduce stress. Breathing and meditation are connected to each other, so consider how these two methods could be used in tandem to improve your life.

Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques are all about being in the present moment. Some people prefer to do grounding by counting objects they can see, things they can feel, and so on. By focusing on grounding, you can get a better perspective on the present moment and focus less on what’s stressing you out.

Working Out

Working out can be a powerful way to work through stress. At Avalon Malibu, we believe in the importance of exercise and moving our bodies. This can be a great way to get rid of stress. When you engage in exercise, it is also a great way to take care of yourself. Exercise benefits you on all levels. If you are not sure what type of exercise would be best for you, consider what you would enjoy most and what resources you have access to.

If you’re dealing with heightened stress lately, know that you are not alone. Fortunately, there are many different resources you can use to relieve stress and cope with what you’re going through. If you’re ready to work with a professional on some techniques you can use during difficult moments, feel free to give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We are always here to help our clients work through their stress and find healthy coping mechanisms they can use when stressful situations arise.

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