Stress Management

Stress Management Specialist
Chronic stress is pervasive, contributing to serious medical issues as well as interfering with a happy, productive life. WellessenceMD is a leading provider of MBSR - mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques aimed at helping men and women in Schaumburg, Illinois, enjoy better health and a better quality of life.

Stress Management Q & A

Why is stress management necessary?

In addition to making life less enjoyable and lowering overall quality of life, stress is a significant contributing factor to many acute and chronic diseases and medical conditions, including obesity, depression, heart disease and immune disorders. Chronic stress can also take a toll on work productivity and personal and professional relationships, including family relationships.

What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

What does it mean to be “mindful”? Mindfulness has been defined as paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, with an intention of acceptance, curiosity, and kindness.  This is in direct contrast to the way we often engage in the world which is in a habitual, automatic pilot type way.  The choices we make can be understood when we look at the reward we are getting from the behavior.  Humans spend their days trying to get more of what they want and less of what they don’t want.  In general, this is a good strategy, but sometimes those habits that reward us in the short term can have negative consequences in the long term.  Mindfulness gives us a way to recognize the impulses that lead us to make bad decisions and gives us a toolkit with which to change our direct experience.

What kinds of stress management programs does WellessenceMD offer?

Many organizations claim to be offering mindfulness-based services, but the team at WellessenceMD are Oasis Certified Instructors trained by the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, which was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  The providers deliver this unique seminar series to Northwest Chicago suburbs.

WellessenceMD offers:

  • MBSR program- two and a half hour, once a week sessions for eight weeks, including a one-day silent retreat.
    • Free orientation will be held in July 2018 
    • Next 8 week session will be held on Tuesdays from 6.00-8.30 pm. Start date based on enrollment. 
    • Please call 847-850-8185 to register with Stephanie

  • Independent mindfulness coaching- one-on-one, individualized coaching that can be customized for the needs and goals of each patient through 30-, 45- or 60-minute sessions; an initial evaluation and consultation helps establish goals and determine the frequency of visits.

Mindfulness-based training is also ideal for men and women dealing with job-related stress, personal or family issues, and depression and anxiety.

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