The Stress-Skin Connection
Our skin is like a home security system for the rest of the body. It provides us with both protection and surveillance (alerting us of internal and external danger).
In brief moments of stress, our skin may sweat, itch, or get goosebumps. During extreme or prolonged stress, things can get much worse...
Stress can cause or worsen these skin conditions:
hydradentitis supporativa (HS)
delayed wound healing
...And all of the above can stress us out some more.
The cycle continues until we reduce the stress in our lives.
If the stress-skin cycle sounds familiar....
You may be interested in the relief therapy can bring. As an expert in the mind-body connection, I can help you learn your patterns, reduce the stress that is impacting your skin, and become your own healer.
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If you have eczema in particular...
Check out my online therapy group, Managing Eczema with Mindfulness. This kind of therapy is for adults who live with the physical and emotional challenges of eczema and would like to experience the healing powers of mindfulness and community. If you join, you'll meet with me and the same small group of people on Wednesdays for 8-10 weeks. When we meet, you'll have the opportunity to share eczema stories with one another, learn about mindfulness and the mind-body connection, and practice therapeutic techniques to use in your everyday life.
To sign up or learn more,
If your dermatologist stresses you out...
Choosing a holistically-minded dermatologist will land you in an office where your physical AND mental health are prioritized. These doctors know that your stress level affects whether or not your skin will improve. They will make every effort to create a comfortable experience for you, so that the medications and procedures can do their jobs.
Check out these holistically-minded dermatologists:
Dr. Paul Cellura, Dr. Sophie Greenberg,
Dr. Angela Leo, and Dr. Sherwin Parikh, at
315 Church Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013