Stress is a normal part of life, in that it is experienced by everyone from time to time. However, some people suffer from stress which is so frequent or so severe that it can seriously impact on their quality of life.
Some people are aware of what tends to trigger their stress and this increases their ability to either prevent stress or handle it more effectively. We can work together in identifying your triggers and put strategies in place so you can better manage and break the vicious cycle of stress. Some things will be beyond your control, for example if you work a job that is based towards deadlines then you can’t change this without changing jobs. But perhaps you can control some aspects, such as scheduling to have a lunch break each day, or to go bed earlier so that you have more energy to cope with the daytime.
Stress can come from a huge range of sources (stressors), such as:
– Wayne Dyer, Philosopher
Common symptoms of stress include:
– Goldie Hawn, Actress, Producer
– Eckhart Tolle
When mindfulness, body relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques are introduced when working with anxiety and stress, clients express feeling a calmer approach therapeutically by observing their physical sensations and emotions. These act as a barometer for your health and well-being, learning the triggers and early warning signals of stress long before it’s allowed to escalate into full-blown anxiety.
Counselling can help you find the time to sit quietly and alone with yourself reflecting on your life more compassionately and without judgement. Paying attention to your feelings and sensations in the present moment, rather than getting caught up in excessive preoccupations with the past or imagined future catastrophe.