Stress Management

Stress Management

Health is not merely the absence of disease. Emotional stress and a chaotic environment are just as detrimental to our health as physical disease.  When we react to a situation that induces a stress response, a series of reactions take place in the body and mind. Our heart rate increases, our blood pressure rises, our breathing rate and depth changes, our digestion is slowed, healing and repair mechanisms are put on hold and we have a tendency to sweat.

The hormones released by the adrenal glands when we are stressed have been shown over prolonged periods to impair brain function, immune function and induce ageing. Taking time out and seeking balance in our everyday life can help to offset the negative impact of stress.  Exercise, relaxation techniques (such as yoga and meditation) and leisure time should all be part of a healthy life and will positively influence our physical wellbeing. Karen has great success in helping people to feel calmer and more in control of their lives through a range of options including lifestyle advice, adopting healthy habits, emotional counselling and teaching meditation. Karen has studied and taught yoga and meditation for many years and loves to bring these tools into her treatment plans. Learning how to manage your stress better is an essential component of a healthy life.

Aside from stress management, there are also some wonderful natural remedies that can nourish the adrenals and calm the nervous system. Karen will incorporate evidence based nutritional medicine, herbs and flower essences to complement lifestyle advice and prevent the negative effects of stress. When we support our body, mind and spirit we can reclaim our vitality, health and happiness.

Karen is a wonderful naturopath - she is caring, empathetic, knowledgeable and thorough.  Karen's approach is holistic - she addresses both emotional and physical issues and how they impact on one another.  Her use of flower essences reflects this approach.  Seeing Karen over the past five years has had such a huge and positive impact on my health and the way I live my life.  Karen's advice, suggestions and support regarding a range of issues such as diet, pregnancy and dealing with stress and anxiety have been invaluable, so much so that I can't let her go - I am remaining a client via telephone from Melbourne! 


Fiona Miles 
Richmond, Victoria

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To me Karen is an absolute angel! I highly recommend Karen to anyone who is going through the whole ‘roller coaster’ journey of IVF. It was so lovely to actually have someone that actually listened to me, it was in 2010 when we decided we would give IVF one last go before having a break. Karen put me on a super tonic which I call her ‘magic potion’ and after a few weeks in taking this my FSH levels dropped dramatically and this was my lucky month and my dream had finally came true. I always feel so positive every time I leave Karen’s rooms, I’m so glad that I found her I can never thank her enough for my positive out come!
Megan Wolarczuk
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