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The holiday season is here, a time of giving, helping, sharing and getting together with family and friends. Yet, why are so many people stressed out during this time of year. Perhaps we are feeling overwhelmed with holiday preparations, the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy or the impending fiscal cliff. If any of your loved ones are stressed you can give them the priceless gift of Peace of Mind. Dr. Balasa Prasad & Dr. Preetham Grandhi say this can be done by addressing the following three questions.

1. Why are you stressed out?

Stress is a by-product of a conflict between your emotions and the actual circumstances that you face. The stronger the conflict, the deeper the stress levels.

2. What can you do about it?

There are only two options to resolve the above mentioned conflict and neutralize stress. First, you change the situation or circumstances to your liking. However, this is easier said than done. If this is not possible, the second option is to adjust your outlook and attitude to work with the circumstances you are facing. There is no third option. Most people prefer the first option but it can be difficult to implement. The second option is relatively easy to implement but may not be to your liking.

3. How do you go about it?

Emotions resist change. Therefore you must switch your emotions with your instincts – the forgotten knight in shining armor, which operates in your best interest. Once you switch your emotional driven mindset to an instinctually driven mindset, you will be able to analyze any predicament and devise a realistic implementable solution. If all else fails your instincts will help your emotions to make the necessary adjustments to deal with the situation or circumstances. Thereby you will enjoy peace of mind.


Balasa Prasad, MD, is a British-trained psychiatrist and an American-trained, board-certified anesthesiologist. He is the chairman of the anesthesia department at Mount Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the inventor of the Turning Point Program and Treatment. He has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, Journal News, Elle Magazine, and on TV on Inside Edition. He is the author of the “The Turning Point: Conquering stress with courage clarity and confidence,” book series “Stop Smoking For Good, Stop Gambling For Good, and Stop Overeating For Good” and the ebook Universal Sense: The Blueprint For Success.

Preetham Grandhi, MD, is an Albert Einstein College–trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist and Yale-trained child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is the House 5 unit psychiatrist at the New York City Children’s Center – Bronx Campus and also has a child private practice in Mount Vernon, New York. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is the author of the award-winning psychological thriller “A Circle of Souls” and coauthor of “The Turning Point: Conquering stress with courage clarity and confidence.”

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