The ability to manage stress when you’re under pressure directly affects your overall performance in all walks of life. In fact, several scientific studies over the years have found that successful people, in various fields of study, are highly skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.
There’s actually new research out of Cal Berkeley that reveals an upside to experiencing momentary stress, and then reinforces how important it is to keep long-term stress under control. The recent study found that the onset of stress challenges the brain into growing new cells responsible for improved memory and cognitive ability. However, this effect is only seen when stress is temporary. As soon as the stress continues beyond a few moments into a prolonged state, it actually interferes with the brain’s ability to function and grow new cells.
And there’s more to the story too. Besides decreasing your brain cells and intellectual performance, stress also increases your risk of heart disease and depression. Fortunately, though, unless a grizzly bear is chasing you, the bulk of your stress is unnecessary and under your control. Successful people have well-honed coping strategies that they employ in stressful situations. This lowers their stress levels regardless of what’s happening in their environment, ensuring that the stress they experience is temporary and not prolonged.
Dr. Crewson Andrew Martin, Ph.D, LCSW-R, M-C.Ht., CMFT, SPN, CWPhas over 35 years of experience treating individuals, couples, and groups. His approach is the synergistic and cybernetic relationship between mind and body.
He is a licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Gestalt Therapist, Licensed Master Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and is the Clinical Director of TheSuffolk Institute for Hypnotherapy.(http://www.sihonline.net/)
Additionally, Dr. Crew is a Certified Wellness Professional and a Certified NLP Practitioner. Therapy modalities he utilizes include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Meditation Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy techniques, and Light Therapy.
He has many years of hospital and home-based medical experience and knowledge. Dr. Crew has many years of experience treating patients on Hospice programs as well their families. His clinical experience is also in psychiatric based interventions. He is a certified School and Educational Social Worker.
He is an adjunct professor atDowling College, Oakdale, NY. He maintains a private practice in Port Jefferson Village(Tonglen Psychotherapy,P.C.and Subconscious Solutions, LLC), and is the owner of Mind-Body Fitness and Strength Studio,Inc. also in Port Jefferson Village. Dr. Crew is certified to provide fitness services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Dr. Crew offers supervision for Licensed psychotherapists seeking their "R" designation. He also provides supervision and instruction for Licensed Fitness Trainers who are working towards their Master Fitness Trainer certification.
His Institute, The Suffolk Institute for Hypnotherapyalso offers courses and training in Hypnosis and Clinical Hynotherapy,Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy (Master Clinical Hypnotherapy certification), Neuro-Linguistic Programming ,Assertiveness Training,Meditation Therapy, Schema Therapy,Somatic Psychotherapy,Parent Effectiveness Training, and Rational Emotive Therapy for practicing therapists and Allied Health professionals. Each seminar training and all courses are open to the general public and all are always welcome to attend.
Dr. Crew is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapy trainer and instructor with The American Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy and offers certification with ABCH through courses and seminars taught at The Suffolk Institute for Hypnotherapy.
Dr. Crew is a member of Weight Management and Healthy Eating Resources of Long Island, (www.eatingforwellness.com) which is an independent group of healthcare professionals dedicated to weight management, healthy living, and a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Crew hosts a twice monthly internet television show entitled "Mind-Body Psychotherapy, Fitness, and Wellness with Dr. Crewson Andrew Martin" which can be viewed live every other Sunday from 1pm-2pm EST on Ustream.com.