Archive for Anxiety

Dance Pizazzs Top 3 Tips on How Dancing Can Help Beat Social Anxiety

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

Everyone gets nervous from time to time, especially in social situations. For those who are naturally shy, gatherings can be tricky to navigate. As per Psychology Today, (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201212/50-ways-overcome-shyness-and-anxiety-social-gatherings), being part of a physically engaging experience can actually serve as the perfect antidote for many types of social unease.

Dance Pizazz, greater St. Louis’ funnest, friendliest ballroom dance studio, is aware of these social and health issues and wants to be part of a dancer’s strategy to overcome them. Ballroom dance lessons can offer many opportunities for personal growth and can be an excellent tool for overcoming social anxiety. (Check out our students’ individual progress checks at http://www.dance-pizazz.com.) In that vein, here are three ways in which Dance Pizazz’s Private and Group Lessons can help a dancer’s social progress and overall health:

1. Dancing = exercise. Ballroom dancing is an excellent –and fun! – workout for the mind and the body. Dancing engages our cognitive and spatial ability: both key components in developing a stronger social skill-set. Therefore, the more the dancer dances, the less anxious and more social he/she can become thanks to this workout.

2. Dancing, especially without a constant partner = increased confidence. Dance Pizazz recognizes this and encourages its dancers to learn with and through others in a safe and relaxed environment. Because practice makes perfect, both Private and Group Lessons present great opportunities for a dancer of any level to improve their craft through repetition. It’s a fact: feeling more confident in any activity can considerably reduce anxiety.

3. Social dancing = improved communication. Anyone attending a Group Lesson already has at least one thing in common: they are interested in ballroom dance. This presents a perfect icebreaker for safe mingling. Just having a basic conversation about the shared joys of dance can help anyone with their communication skills and, eventually, with their overall social competence.

Dance Pizazz is proud of its dancers’ growth on and off the dance floor! In dancing, many have developed and surpassed not only their ballroom goals, but also their social acuity. Go to http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how dancers of various levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), have improved their social aptitude and overall health.







Mayo Clinic Study Confirms That Stress And Emotional Anxiety Can Raise Risk Of Surgical Complications


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

In a recent Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery released in September 2014, researchers found that quality of life issues like family turmoil and secondary worries unrelated to the patient’s illness and upcoming surgery could increase the likelihood of suffering surgical complications. As a result, the study concluded that addressing stress and emotional anxiety prior to surgery should be a priority for a better surgical recovery.

“The results of the study are a welcome addition to the existing science on how stress and emotional well being affects the healing process,” said Koretz, who offers rejuvenation and luxury spa amenities in addition to medical after surgery care at Pearl Recovery Retreat.

Of the 431 patients observed, the study found that patients with lower quality of life indicators were as much as three times more likely to suffer post surgical complications. Some of the metrics used to measure a patient’s quality of life score and wellness include:

financial

spiritual

emotional

mental

social

Patients that felt anxiety or emotional distress over their needs not being met in any or a combination of the key quality of life indicators received a lower quality of life score, and were therefore at a higher risk for surgical complications.

Adding to the Mayo Clinic study’s findings, a study published in the November 2014 issue of Anesthesiology out of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal found that patients that underwent what they called “prehabilitation,” a course of conditioning, nutrition, and relaxation exercises prior to surgery showed greater progress in post-surgical rehabilitation.

“At Pearl Recovery Retreat, we’ve worked to design programs that help mitigate post-surgical complications and stress, and contribute to a healthy and speedy recovery for all of our patients,” added Koretz. “In addition to a surgical retreat, it’s a home away from home where patients can put their needs and well being first, for a safe and worry free recovery.”

Pearl Recovery Retreat is a surgical aftercare facility and wellness retreat in Beverly Hills, located within the 5-star SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. With professional nurses, luxurious rooms, and lavish amenities, Pearl offers post-surgical patients the opportunity to recover in a serene environment under the watchful eye of an experienced nursing staff. With their doctors’ approval, patients may check into Pearl after outpatient surgery, including cosmetic, gynecological, bariatric, orthopedic, sinus, and bunion procedures. Unlike other aftercare facilities, Pearl is centrally located within a short drive of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as many of Beverly Hills’ top surgeons and doctors. Pearl offers an unparalleled array of recovery in-room amenities including gourmet dining options, spa services, and unrestricted visiting hours.