Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

Stress: A Healthcare Challenge

Level 2: caught in a net half way down

This level includes people who are experiencing some negative health consequences of stress but have not developed full-blown health issues such as those described in level 1. One intervention at this level is to educate individuals how to recognize signs and symptoms of excessive and chronic stress, which can be cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physical as listed below:

Another intervention at this level includes teaching individuals stress management techniques, which can also be grouped into the same four categories.


Write. First it helps to keep a stress diary to identify the causes of short-term and frequent stress in one’s life. Just writing for 10-15 minutes helps to identify the sources of stress, how they made one feel, why the situation stresses one out and how much impact the stress has on one’s life. After we know more about our stress, we can use the other stress management techniques to reduce the stress or try to avoid stressful situations altogether.


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Kristina Liu

Kristina LiuKristina is an ICF certified executive coach and life coach as well as the owner of a lodge and retreat center in the Amazon Jungle, Peru where she hosts holistic life transformation programs. Kristina is passionate about unleashing human potential and elevating human consciousness through a multidisciplinary approach including coaching, workshops, plant medicine, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, healthy eating, and connecting with nature. Kristina coaches professionals and executives to achieve more external success while experiencing more internal fulfillment and happiness. Kristina is a Chinese-born-American who has a passion for travel and learning about people and cultures around the world. Prior to becoming a coach and business owner, she worked 14 years in multinational companies in the US and Singapore holding a variety of positions ranging from strategy and marketing to business improvement and portfolio management. In 2018, Kristina traveled around the world with Remote Year, living and working in one city each month in Africa, Europe, and South America, while building up her coaching business and working on her Doctor of Psychology dissertation. Kristina holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Accounting, an MBA, and is finishing her dissertation in Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) by end of 2019.

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