TEANECK, NJ, October 07, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz frequently speaks with patients in his New Jersey office that are stressed out. To address this growing issue, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz is now offering his patients information about techniques that can truly help, and they are listening.
Teaneck New Jersey - October 1, 2010 - Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz sits comfortably in his office and waits for his next patient. As a counselor, his practice is varied; individuals, couples, families, adolescent children and group sessions. Regardless of who might be scheduled, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz knows one thing conclusively; they will walk in with stress. In an attempt to help his clients, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz recently made available a brief digital pamphlet that outlines several helpful techniques.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz Recommends Relaxation Exercises
In this brochure, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz begins by offering relaxation exercises and tips. According to Berkowitz, the body's natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, tai chi and yoga can help stressed out individuals activate this relaxation response.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz says that when practiced regularly, these activities lead to a reduction in everyday stress levels and a boost in feelings of joy and serenity. What's more, they also serve as a protective quality by teaching individuals how to stay calm and collected in the face of life's curveballs.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz Discusses "Fight or Flight" Response
While Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz acknowledges that it's not possible to avoid all stress, it is possible to counteract its negative effects by learning how to evoke the relaxation response, a state of deep rest that is the polar opposite of the stress response. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz says that the stress response floods the human body with chemicals that prepare an individual for "fight or flight." But while the stress response is helpful in true emergency situations where a person must be alert, it wears the body down when constantly activated.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz Guides Clients to Stress Reduction
The relaxation response, explains Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, brings the body's system back into balance by deepening the breathing, reducing stress hormones, slowing down the heart rate and blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. In addition to its calming physical effects, research shows that the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities and boosts motivation and productivity. Best of all, according to Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, anyone can reap these benefits with just a little practice.
Learning the basics of these relaxation techniques isn't difficult. But it takes practice to truly harness their stress-relieving power ‚EUR" daily practice, in fact. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz recommends setting aside at least 10 to 20 minutes a day for a relaxation practice. For even more stress relief, he suggests 30 minutes to an hour.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz on Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation is another effective and widely used strategy for stress relief, reports Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz. It involves a two-step process in which an individual systematically tenses and relaxes different muscle groups in the body. With regular practice, progressive muscle relaxation offers an intimate familiarity with what tension‚EUR"as well as complete relaxation‚EUR"feels like in different parts of the body. This awareness helps a person to spot and counteract the first signs of the muscular tension that accompanies stress. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz concludes that as the body relaxes, so will the mind. Combining deep breathing with progressive muscle relaxation will benefit with an additional level of relief from stress.
Contact Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz
For further information, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz can be reached at 646-338-5424, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting his website at http://www.familiesheal.com.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz is a skilled professional who has received the designations of MSE.d, CSW and LCSW. Initially, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and then earned an MSE.d. Later, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz received a Masters of Clinical Social Work (CSW), which was followed by recognition as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Embarking on his chosen vocation path, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Queens College, Flushing New York in 1994. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz was certified as a school social worker and school Psychologist in 1997 at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York and he earned a Masters of Clinical Social Work (CSW) from New York University in 1999. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz was issued a certificate in 2000 as a Post Masters in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy and Berkowitz obtained his Post Masters certificate in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Association of Psychotherapy in New York City, New York in 2002.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz served as a special Education Instructor in the New York City Public Schools in Brooklyn from 1993-1994. Additionally, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz logged experience as a school Psychologist and Social Worker with the Board of Education in Brooklyn, NY from 1994 until 2006. Berkowitz also served as a social work intern at Maimonides Psychiatric Outpatient in Brooklyn New York during 1998 and 1999.
During 1999 and 2000 Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz worked as an outpatient social worker, MSW, CSW at New Hope Guild in Brooklyn, New York. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz also served as Administrative Assistant, MSW, and LMSW at Fordham Tremont Center in Bronx, New York 2003-2004. Additionally, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz periodically offered his services as Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and CSW at the Jewish Board of Family & Children Services in Brooklyn New York from 2002 through 2006.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz served as the Administrative Director, MSW, and LMSW at the Bikur Cholim Department of Clinical Services in Rockland, New York in 2004 and 2005. Currently Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey focusing on children, adolescents, couples, and families.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz can be reached by calling 646-338-5424 or by email at email@example.com. For more information go online to his website at http://www.familiesheal.com.
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