Stress Management

Relaxation & Stress Reduction Training

Relaxation & Stress Reduction Training

“When I am One with Nature I am not alone. Nor am I afraid, or disappointed. I just am.”
– Dr. Richard E. Madden

Most stress management programs include popular mind/body relaxation techniques, helpful coping strategies, and healthy lifestyle changes that are initially enjoyable, but soon cease to be regularly practiced.

Often missing is the single most important concept in the effective management of stress revealed by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus: “Within your thoughts lie both your destruction and deliverance,” and “people are disturbed not by things but by their views of things.”

Clean up your stress mess!

The above Stoic insight into the source of most all human emotional distress was further developed by Albert Ellis, PhD, who originated Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).

Life stressors don’t directly cause our distress, but rather our evaluative thoughts and beliefs result in unhealthy negative emotions (like anxiety & anger) that can exacerbate stress-related medical conditions.

The results of a stressful existence can show up in various ways — loss of sleep, anxiety, compulsive eating, exhaustion, headaches, depression, hypertension, GI issues, and even immune suppression.

Dr. Madden can help you identify your evaluative thoughts and beliefs that lead to unhealthy negative emotions, and give you the tools to stop them in their tracks.

Tools for Tranquility

Stress & Anxiety Control Training

Stress & Anxiety Control Training takes a graduated three-pronged approach to help you find joy and tranquility:

  1. Relax Your Body

2. Relax Your Mind

3. Relax Your Life

Call Dr. Madden at 518.225.7707 to discuss your specific counseling needs.


Let “The STRESS Doc” guide you toward joy and tranquility


Therapy Dog, Clancy, practicing his temperature biofeedback.

Take A Stress Break
(watch video below)