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Emotional Support Services

Do you ever feel lonely and wish that you could just talk to someone that would genuinely listen? Do you find yourself depressed at times? Do you feel overwhelmed and need a second hand or some friendly advice? Do you have a phobia and need someone to sit with you until the anxiety passes or come remove a trigger? Do you find yourself suffering from stress or sleep loss? Do you need a night out to just relax and unwindIf you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are not alone. Many people lack the companionship they want or need in their everyday life. It has been found that people, especially in the United States, have higher rates of depression and aggression compared to most other countries. This could be due to our fast-paced lifestyles, or our mentality of constantly telling ourselves that we just don’t have time. We seem to forget that in order to boost our own morale we need to make time for human interaction. 

The good news is that there are ways to seek out such support, and to nurture your supportive relationships.

Im not a psychologist, counselor or someone who is gonna try to fix you or judge you, Im just a friend willing to give you the attention you deserve, make you feel cared for and help in any way. I have a well rounded background in Nursing, Care taking, Health Coaching, Life coaching, Personal Protection, Therapeutic touch and Communications and am a bit of a handyman which makes me well suited for providing these services. Any platonic activity you would do with a friend is acceptable, if that be an outing, need help with a task or just some company to break up the monotony of being home alone. Whatever your reason, I am glad to help. 

According to the American Psychological Association stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life — but too much stress can affect your emotional and physical well being. According to APA’s 2015 Stress in America survey, average stress levels today are slightly higher than they were in 2014. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is "a great deal of stress" and one is "little or no stress," American adults rated their stress level at a 5.1 today, up from 4.9 in 2014. But worrisomely, a significantly greater percentage of adults reported experiencing a stress level of 8 or higher on the 10-point scale. Twenty-four percent of American adults reported this extreme level of stress in 2015, up from 18 percent the previous year. 

Emotional support is an important protective factor for dealing with life’s difficulties. The 2015 survey found the average stress level for those with emotional support was 5.0 out of 10, compared to 6.3 for those without such support.

Loneliness has been associated with a wide variety of health problems including high blood pressure, diminished immunity, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. In fact, low levels of social support have even been linked to increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and cancer.

 Studies have shown that the lack of human touch is an enormous factor towards causing depression. Platonic human touch releases oxytocin (chemical in our brains), which is why touch therapy and professional hugging services have been so successful. Oxytocin has a major role in lowering blood pressure, lowering stress levels, reducing social anxiety, helping to relieve pain, and protecting against inflammation, which is said to make us age faster! Hugging is an extremely important part of life that is considerably undervalued. It helps us grow mentally and physically because of the chemical changes it causes in the body. Human beings thrive on contact. Touch Therapy, an alternative therapy was created with the sole purpose to help relieve everyday stress, depression, and anxiety by the simple act of human interaction. Whether it’s from a Hug, cuddling, friendly massage, or conversing, we feel that all individuals deserve to experience happiness. Below is a comprehensive list of the benefits that occur from touch therapy, which are caused by its ability to release oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, and inhibit cortisol.
List of Benefits:
  • Decreased stress and increased relaxation
  • Lessened depression
  • Lessened anxiety and social anxiety
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved self-esteem Improved sleep
  • Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Improved immune system and faster recovery
  • Protection against inflammation and oxidative
  • stress
  • Pain relief and raised pain threshold
  • Reduced drug cravings
  • Lessened PTSD
Womens Health

Some physical and mental health conditions occur more often in women and can play a significant role in the state of a woman's overall health and these services can help reduce stress, anxiety and lead to better general wellness and self esteem. 

If you are a woman experiencing depression, an anxiety disorder, or another mental health condition, you are not alone: According to a recent survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 29 million American women, or about 23 percent of the female population, have experienced a diagnosable mental health-related disorder in the last year alone. And those are just the known instances. Experts say that millions of other cases may go unreported — and untreated.

·         Depression. Women are twice as likely as men (12 percent of women compared to 6 percent of men) to get depression.

·         Anxiety and specific phobias. Although men and women are affected equally by such mental health conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobias, women are twice as likely as men to have panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias.

·         Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD following a traumatic event.

·         Suicide attempts. Men die from suicide at four times the rate that women do, but women attempt suicide two or three times more often than men.

·         Eating disorders. Women account for at least 85 percent of all anorexia and bulimia cases and 65 percent of binge-eating disorder cases.