Gay Men And Stress — Gay Life Can Be Stressful

Gay Men And Stress -- Gay Life Can Be StressfulStressed Out?

Does life seem overwhelming to you in spite of your best efforts to organize yourself? Modern life is stressful. The world is busier and busier and there appears to be no end in site.

Living the Gay Life as a frequently unacceptable and often invisible minority

creates even more stress and worry. Stress becomes overwhelming when you let your mind concoct fearful stories of how things are going to fall apart and then convince yourself these doomsday scenarios will come true. This run away thinking can cause you to mess up your relationships, your health, your career and your friendships.

Growing up, Gay Teens often become “Perfect” in order to fit in at School and Socially

It’s hard to be perfect in a very imperfect world. So taking this learned behavior into your adult life creates unrealistic expectations, impossible goals and constant disappointment, which leads to disliking yourself and sometimes downright hating yourself.

Unmanaged Stress Leads to Anxiety Disorders or Depression

…such as panic attacks and physical health issues as well as depression. In an interview Dr. Doris Taylor of the Center for Cardiovascular Repair at the University of Minnesota has shown that stress shortens our life-span by reducing our ability to produce replacement cells.

You can learn to Manage your Life without excess Stress

  • The first step is to is to learn to manage the run away thinking that stresses you out
  • Once you learn not to stress yourself out under pressure, it is easier to make good decisions.
  • The benefits of learning to manage stress include better health, happier relationships, feeling fulfilled in your life and a greater sense of well-being.

Stress Management Skills Include

  • Mindfulness Meditation Training and

  • Modern Cognitive Psychotherapy Principles

The ancient art of meditation and mindfulness training combined with the modern knowledge of psychotherapy provides an effective way to successfully work with difficult emotions such as fear, anger, jealousy and reduce our stress levels. The same University of Minnesota study mentioned above found that people who meditate 15 minutes per day have significant increases in regenerative stem-cells in their blood-stream, the very cells necessary to promote healing and prevent premature aging.

Using my knowledge as both a meditation instructor and psychotherapist I will teach you techniques and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to manage your life more effectively allowing you to achieve your dreams.

Email me now for help creating the life you want to lead: Contact Larry For Effective Counseling Help