Everyone experiences stress differently.

According to the World Health Organization, stress is one of the leading causes of illness and disability worldwide. In the United States, it is estimated that 75-90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related complaints.


Stress is the body's natural response to challenges or perceived threats.

Stress is a normal and necessary part of life that can help us cope with challenges and changes. Not all stress is bad, but excessive or chronic stress can negatively impact our physical and mental health.

Stress can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Various internal and external factors can trigger stress, such as work, relationships, financial problems, and health concerns and can also be caused by major life events, such as moving, starting a new job, or getting married.

The way that stress is experienced can depend on a person's characteristics, such as personality, coping skills, and overall health. People may also experience stress in different ways depending on the source of the stress.

For example, stress related to work may cause people to feel pressure to meet deadlines or to perform at a high level, while stress related to relationships may cause feelings of conflict or uncertainty. Stress can also affect people's behavior, causing them to become more withdrawn or reactive or to engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating or substance abuse.

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When we are faced with a stressful situation, our body's defense mechanisms are activated, releasing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones trigger various physical and psychological responses, including increased heart rate, muscle tension, and heightened alertness, designed to help us cope with the perceived threat or challenge. 

The accumulation of hyperarousal symptoms may in fact be "normal" for certain professions, like corporate leaders, executives, athletes, air traffic controllers, medical professionals, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, dispatchers, combat flight nurses, and more. While certain occupations may be associated with a high stress load, this 'normal occupational stress' nonetheless causes suffering that can be addressed with new treatment options.

Treatment by Stella can offer relief for the symptoms associated with chronic high stress.

Anecdotal reports are now emerging of elite athletes who are using DSR SGB to address nervous system over-activation, as related symptoms can be a barrier to optimal performance.

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Stella's innovative treatments help relieve symptoms of emotional trauma and mental health challenges.

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