Stress, anxiety and depression all go hand in hand at this point and the initial
onset of detrimental stress can grow out of control and then manifest itself in many
different ways, including physically.
The danger is when stress reaches a point where
you can't see any way out of your situation or the way you feel, so you become depressed
or start to develop anxiety attacks or related disorders.
The old list of the most
stressful life changing events (ie changing jobs, relationship break ups and moving
house) is slowly giving way to new ones such as debt, performance pressure. Work
related stress is now one of the most prevalent reasons for lost working days.
past traumas can give us feelings of inappropriate anger, sadness, fear or guilt
that we carry with us making us more vulnerable to stressful situations and can force
us into coping strategies that may not necessarily be healthy (eg smoking or drinking)
and in the long term may in fact hold us back.
Ok, so what can I do to help you deal
with this and change your situation? Well, it's not necessarily productive or practical
changing your circumstances and sometimes it's not necessarily what is happening
to us that is causing the problem but how we are dealing with it. When this is the
case we need to isolate the real cause of the problem and to see how your coping
mechanism can be improved or re-routed to help you deal with a situation.
I can help you reduce or eliminate stress, stop the anxiety attacks and put you back
in control of your life and equip you with all the resources you need to easily manage
problems and situations as they occur.
Anxiety & Stress
Personal and work stress is on the rise. As our world becomes more demanding and
personal circumstances become more complicated and pressured it seems sometimes that
there are situations and pressures piling up on us bit by bit.
more tested than they ever have been before due to increased working hours and pressure
as well as constant financial stress and trying to keep your head above water. We
are also expected to perform at higher standards more now than ever before and with
the economic squeeze people are expected to provide better results, work longer hours
and not earn a great deal more for it.