Date: WED Sept 26th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Your Success Over Stress
Stress can harm you physically, mentally, and relationally. Learning to master stress at home and at work will improve your health, coping and relationships. The American Psychological Association reports chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.
Dr. Ray Smith at the Healthy Counseling Center in Spokane said, “More than 75% of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments.” “Mental stress changes the heart rate and rhythm of the heart, even in people without evidence of heart disease,” said Barbara Folden, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane. “Anger-like stress can trigger sudden death. Between 20 and 40 percent of sudden death by heart attack are precipitated by emotional stress.”
Dr. Ray Smith, a Spokane therapist for 32 years, said reducing the impact of stress is a learnable skill. The Healthy Counseling Center in Spokane will teach success over stress at a free workshop on September 26 at the North Spokane County Library.
Dr. Smith, an ordained minister, will teach expert tips from proven biblical principles. Barbara Folden, a forensic evaluator, will present best psychological practices for coping with stress. “We’re offering the God Blesses Stresses Workshop to prevent and heal problems from stress,” Dr. Smith added. “The Workshop is free. Seating is limited at the Library, so call for your ticket (509) 466-6632.”
The pioneer of scientific work on the responses of organisms to stressor, Hans Selye, said adopting the right attitude helps convert a negative stress into a positive one. “Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, lover or exercise,” Hans Selye said.
“Stress is the body’s response to any demand for change.” The God Blesses Stresses Workshop, led by Barbara Folden and Dr. Ray Smith, will be at the North Spokane Library from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. by tickets in advance only.
For more information about the Workshop, said Dr. Smith, “Please call our office at 466.6632.”
“We want to reduce the harmful impact of stress on the attenders,” Barbara Folden said.
About Dr. Ray Wm. Smith
Suicide and addiction are on the increase in the Spokane area. Dr. Smith and the team of therapists at the Healthy Counseling Center provide psychotherapy, education and prevention to lower stress.
Dr. Ray Smith is available for interviews and photographs. Photographs are also available on request.