Stress-related Disorders/Anxiety Reduction

The Five Rs of Stress/Anxiety reduction

The five core concepts used in the reduction of anxiety or stress:

  1. Rcognition of the causes and sources of the threat or distress; education and consciousness raising.
  2. Relationships identified for support, help, reassurance
  3. Removal from (or of) the threat or stressor; managing the stimulus.
  4. Relaxation through techniques such as meditation, massage, breathing exercises, or imagery.
  5. Re-engagement through managed re-exposure and desensitization.