Stress Management Program

Building Emotional Wellness to Improve Your Health

Do you strive for “success,” though perhaps at a cost to your health and well-being? Long working hours, lack of sleep, and poor self-care are frequently hidden obstacles to achieving a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

Often times we neglect the need for a stress management program component when thinking of health retreats. At VeraVia, our psychological team will help you improve your mindset and learn to avoid self-judgment and negative thought patterns to ensure a much smoother and natural path to stress management. We work individually with guests by teaching them effective stress management techniques based on their unique life stressors. Our behavioral health team will look at the underlying causes of stress and use tools such as Biofeedback and guided meditation that will help you to balance your life.

By addressing the mind, our holistic approach teaches habit-changing and goal-setting to empower you to make continued life-affirming, positive choices.


Evidence-Based Techniques

As part of our Integrative Behavioral Health component, VeraVia clients are introduced to topics of stress resiliency and strategies to better manage stress. They are invited to experience Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques, as well Biofeedback training. These modalities increase mindfulness and support long-lasting improvements in both physical and psychological wellbeing.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: MBSR techniques of guided meditation, mindful awareness of breathing, and mindful eating, are all incorporated during the program. Clients also participate in restorative yoga and are encouraged to journal throughout their stay. These MBSR techniques have a positive effect on the autonomic nervous system, and lead to greater stress resiliency, increased self-compassion, lower blood pressure, and effect brain wave patterns related to focusing attention.

Biofeedback: Biofeedback is a non-invasive tool that provides clients with real time physiological feedback as they learn to activate their natural relaxation response. Biofeedback clients report successful decrease in chronic pain, including migraine headaches, decreased anxiety, and improved sleep quality. Behaviorally, clients experience an increase in their emotional regulation which has a positive and lasting impact on their personal and professional relationships. Clients report increased self-awareness and self-esteem, and a greater sense of mastery over emotional triggers that can lead to over eating or other unhelpful coping strategies.