Emotional Health Overview

Additional Emotional Health Resources

Health Education at Kaiser Permanente Roseville

By focusing on your total health – mind, body, and spirit – Healthy Lifestyle Programs can help you evaluate your daily routines and take steps in a healthier direction.

Here are some of the classes available at Kaiser Permanente Roseville:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Nutrition
  • Women’s Health
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Parenting

Stress Management Topic Overview

Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. For example, it can help you win a race or finish an important job on time.

But if stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can have bad effects.

Stress can be linked to headaches, an upset stomach, back pain, and trouble sleeping. It can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease. If you already have a health problem, stress may make it worse. It can make you moody, tense, or depressed. Your relationships may suffer, and you may not do well at work or school.

Ways to Relieve Stress

The best way to manage your stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. You can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. Practice these techniques until they become habits you turn to when you feel stress. You can also use this coping strategies form to see how you respond to stress.

If You Need More Help

Stress can be hard to deal with on your own. It’s okay to seek help if you need it. Talk with your doctor about the stress you’re feeling and how it affects you. A licensed counselor or other health professional can help you find ways to reduce stress symptoms. He or she can also help you think about ways to reduce stress in your life.

A counselor or health professional is useful for:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT teaches you to be aware of how you perceive stress. It helps you understand that the way you think about stress affects your response to it. CBT helps you create and use skills to deal with stress. (See tips for finding a counselor or therapist.)
  • Biofeedback. This technique teaches you how to use your mind to control skin temperature, muscle tension, heart rate, or blood pressure. All of these things can be affected by stress. Learning biofeedback requires training in a special lab or a doctor’s office.
  • Hypnosis. With hypnosis, you take suggestions that may help you change the way you act. It’s important to find a health professional with a lot of training and experience. Some psychologists, counselors, doctors, and dentists know how to use hypnosis.

Manage ongoing conditions with Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Relax – Deal with Stress
Relax puts your sources and symptoms of tension under a microscope, then unveils strategies to help keep you calm under pressure.

Care for Depression
Care for Depression provides individualized help in the setting and at the time of your choice.

Nourish – Eat Healthier
Nourish offers easy-to-understand, one-on-one nutritional counseling to help improve your eating habits for life.

Dream – Sleep Better
Short of energy and focus during the day? Dream is packed with established strategies for conquering sleepless nights.

Care for Your Back
Care for Your Back unfolds a personal roadmap to help reduce pain and regain control of your daily life.

Care for Chronic Pain
Uncover solutions to this widespread debilitating problem in Care for Chronic Pain. We want to help you you focus more on the things that matter most to you.