Baseball Stress Ball Contact Me - Click Here

Baseball Stress Ball

I am writing about baseball stress balls during the baseball playoffs. Some of us…ugh…need something safe to squeeze or throw during these games to reduce stress!

While stress balls are therapeutic, they can also be fun.

When you use a stress ball, it is rather like doing a fun progressive stress relaxation technique .

If you were to focus on clenching one of your fists really tightly, and then slowly open it up you will feel the sensation of being “tight”, and then a nice slow letting go energy prevails.

Why use stress balls?

In addition to the relaxation benefit that I mentioned above, here are some other ways that stress balls can be therapeutic:
  • strengthen hand muscles
  • improve coordination
  • treat arthritis and rheumatism
  • improve the circulation of blood
  • improve mental focus
  • help in the treatment of carpal-tunnel syndrome


Using a stress ball is easy. All you have to do is to place it in the palm of your hand and repetitively squeeze it with your fingers. Then, slowly let go, or opening up of your hand.

The benefit to you comes with the repetition of squeezing and opening up your hand.

Stress balls and stress reduction?

Most stress reliever balls are made of either foam rubber, or of a special therapeutic gel that comes in varying densities.

If you are using a stress ball for therapeutic reasons, it would be advisable to ask your doctor how much resistance would be beneficial to your healing process.

However, if you are seeking emotional or muscular stress relief it is a good idea to squeeze a ball with that has more resistance. When you are stressed, your muscles tend to tense up. That is why many people will get neck, shoulder, or headache problems.

It is usually the tensing up of muscles that come with being stressed that is the problem.

So, just like you tried with just clenching your fist, the firmer your stress ball is the more you will be able to release your stress while becoming more relaxed.

No one said that managing stress couldn’t be a little fun. While you are reaping the rewards from using your baseball stress ball, just pretend you are playing.

Enjoy and feel better.







For more information, please see:

Return From Baseball Stress Ball To Stress Relief Products

Return From Baseball Stress Ball To Coping With Stress Home




Looking for a specific topic?
Search for it here:

site search by freefind advanced


Stress Tip Of The Day!

Learning how to become aware of the power of your perceptions is the key to your quest of stress management anxiety reduction techniques that will work for you.



- FREE -
Control My Stress
stress management tools!


control my stress logo

Testimonials

“Ms. Churchill is the unique health care worker everyone hopes to encounter, but rarely does. She has an extraordinary gift that allows her to do much more than diagnose and treat.”
Abbie K. – Minneapolis




K., age 45, is a long term chronically PTSD disabled patient. She has had daily headaches for 20 years. Two weeks ago she reported that she had had 4 days of pain free time, and was having the exceedingly odd sensation of "smiling all the time". She and Cathi have made extraordinary fast progress together.
Dr. Cole




I referred C.L., age mid-forties, to see Cathi after a life of suffering the post traumatic stress disorder of parental sexual abuse over many years of her childhood, with major dysfunctions of alcohol and drug abuse, and with the disabling symptoms of migraine that have for more than twenty years become chronic.

She has lived with daily headaches that have not responded to any of the several drugs which have benefited many such suffering patients. She has needed chronic opiate treatment of her chronic pain syndrome.

In the few weeks that Cathi has worked with her, C.L. has begun to experience days without pain, periods of happiness, and a reduction in her opiate dosage requirements that represent a breakthrough in her stalled-out life as a single mom raising a teen-age daughter with only social security income resources.
Dr. Racer




“I first met Cathi Churchill eight years ago when she effectively helped my work unit through the stress of a hospital-wide layoff. I was impressed with her clear-minded approach and willingness to listen.”
Andy R.




N., age 60, is a hard driving attorney twenty year patient of mine who hit the wall with chronic fatigue four years ago, and began to realize she had to learn to rest. She recovered enough to return to her workaholic lifestyle when she was stopped by a herniated cervical disc and resumption of her chronic colitis.

Working with Cathi, she is discovering "the way she does life" and learning to make choices about it. She came in last week, having "danced until dawn". She is learning to dialogue with her body in effective ways.
Dr. Cole




“I stumbled upon Cathi after my recent heart attack that was brought on by stress. I was scared of having another one, and didn’t know what to do. I had lost hope. Working with her has changed my life. I’m so grateful."
Debbie – Canada




M.S., a woman in her late forties with progressively more and more disabling rheumatoid arthritis since childhood, whose most recent problems have arisen over the last two to three years as complications of immunosuppressive therapy for her disease. The complications have been associated with the severely disabling chronic pain of recurrent herpes neuralgia for more than three years, and for the past 15 months, recurrent osteomyelitis in her right lower mandible.

The second, more alarming (even life-threatening) problem has caused months of diagnostic and therapy confusion among her many consultants, three successive resections of the bone over the last six to eight months, and the still ongoing threat of more relapses of the smoldering bone infection and chronic pain only made bearable by chronic, massive doses of opiates.

In the few months since M. began to work with Cathi with several modalities: stress management, therapeutic touch, guided imaging, and others, her life has become more livable, as she has become able to bear the pain and the discouragement of unresolved disease.

She has relied on many of the methods for maintaining hope and getting through overwhelming discouragement by using the inner resources she has learned with Cathi.

My hope as her primary physician, is that Cathi and M. will be able to continue to work together to maintain that inner strength and hope as she faces yet more months of pain, and further repeated surgery.

Thank you for the healing guidance you've been able to give her thus far.
Dr. Racer




“I sought out the help of Cathi during my divorce, and found her to be an insightful and compassionate coach. Her ability to see deep into the heart of an emotionally stressful problem is, I believe, unique and I would highly recommend her service to anyone.”
P.R. – Brooklyn Center




S., age 48, is a Laotian patient of mine with 15 years of chronic abdominal pain. She has had an extensive medical worked up, and nothing ever worked. Cathi saw her over several months.

S. has improved! Cathi established a trusting relationship with her, and helped her to effectively break through her wall of silence and grief about her son's mental illness, and taught her how to "change her thinking".

S. now comes in smiling, notes some unusual continued symptoms, but no longer has chronic abdominal disabling pain.
Dr. Cole




“Control My Stress is so amazing. I want to thank you, again, for such a valuable resource.”
Tony.


coping with stress logo