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Stress

Stress is a normal response to change, both internally and the world around us and is the body’s way of protecting you. In an emergency, stress can save your life and is also a helpful motivator to improve performance. However, the pace and demands of modern busy lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed, leading to chronic stress. Chronic, long term stress negatively affects both mental and physical wellbeing.

Common symptoms and signs of Stress

  • Feeling irritable, impatient, racing thoughts
  • Struggle to make decisions and find it difficult to concentrate
  • Restless and feel unable to relax,
  • Experience panic attacks, breathing difficulties, headaches and tense muscles
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns

How can therapy help with Stress?

  • Learning how to identify the major causes of stress in your life
  • Use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques to address dysfunctional thought patterns that may be contributing to your symptoms of stress
  • Identifying helpful behaviours and responses to stressful situations
  • Develop a plan incorporating a range of tools and techniques for reducing stress leading to healthy coping mechanisms