Kate Campbell, PhD, LMFT
Founder of Bayview Therapy: Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Counseling & Psychology Group
2419 E. Commercial Blvd. Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954.391.5305 ext. 1
Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at times. At low levels it can be beneficial, but when it starts to feel overwhelming, it can interfere with our daily functioning and negatively impact our lives. If you feel this way, know that you are not alone and help is available.
While we can never totally get rid of stress or anxiety (and that’s OK!), there is help to prevent it from taking over. Therapeutic yoga can help you learn how to stop stress and anxiety from controlling you, so you can live a peaceful and productive life.
If you’re struggling with chronic stress or anxiety, your body is operating in alarm mode all the time, even when you’re not experiencing any threats or stressors. In this heightened state you may feel on edge, jumpy, anxious, and may experience intense physical symptoms.
Therapeutic yoga can help you remove the angst. People with high levels of stress and anxiety are typically not mindful of what their body is experiencing. Yoga helps you bring awareness inwards to your body, so you can become more in tune with what your body is telling you. The clenching, tightness, and knots in your body are all a response to what’s happening in your mind.
When you learn to listen to your body, you’ll be able to redirect your thinking and train yourself to be at peace, and only stressed or anxious when it serves your needs. Therapeutic yoga teaches you how to shift your focus away from what causes you to feel anxious and empowers you to strengthen the positive parts of your life.
Are you ready to feel at peace? Contact our psychologist, Dr. Heather Violante, Psy.D. who offers therapeutic yoga for emotional well-being at 954-391-5305 ext. 8 or visit www.bayviewtherapy.com/therapeutic-yoga.