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Therapeutic Companion Services

Before you can reach your physical goals you must also address any emotional or social wellness road blocks in your life hindering your progress. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.

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 unwind? Are you nervous about dating and need a practice dateIf 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.

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.