Stress is a normal part of life but the way we perceive and react to stress in certain situations can affect us adversely. We all need a certain level of stress so that we are challenged, stimulated, and able to deal with difficult or threatening situations. However, when our stress becomes too high and prolonged, it can result in a range of problems.
Indicators of Stress
Do you identify with any of the following indicators of stress?
Have you been:
- feeling under pressure or overloaded, and that there is not enough time to do everything that you ‘have’ to do?
- feeling stressed and finding it difficult to cope with the problems you are facing?
- trying to be everything to everyone and overlooking your own needs?
- finding that you are making mistakes, forgetting things, or not able to concentrate?
- more accident prone?
Do you feel:
- unwell, have ailments, heart palpitations, headaches, or aches and pains?
- angry or irritable?
- burnt out?
Have you experienced:
- one or more stressful events such as financial worries, family problems, or relationship problems?
If you feel that your stress levels are exceedingly high, you may find it beneficial to seek psychological assistance to address the things that keep you highly stressed, and improve your ability to cope with and manage stressful situations.
Treatment is provided in a safe and supportive manner, utilising a range of therapeutic interventions. An approach is used drawing on a range of therapy modes such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy (amongst others).
Benefits of Psychological Treatment
We can help you to learn and implement the following stress management strategies:
- identify and recognise the signs of stress, and the triggers that cause you to feel stressed
- learn to implement stress reduction strategies such as relaxation
- set more realistic goals and not expect too much of yourself
- prioritise tasks, problem solve, and manage your time
- improve communication skills so that stressful situations can be better resolved – learn to be more assertive without feeling fearful or guilty, learn to say no, and ask for help when needed
- learn to assess stressful situations differently and change the way you think about or react to stressful situations.
How we can help
- become a healthier and happier person through learning how to manage your stress more effectively
- learn the difference between good and bad stress – how ongoing stress contributes to significant problems
- identify your stressors, and learn to recognise the signs of stress
- learn how to apply stress management strategies to reduce your stress
- learn to problem solve, prioritise tasks and set realistic goals
- improve communication skills – be more assertive without feeling guilty or fearful, say no, and ask for help when it is needed
- change the way you think about or assess stressful situations
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Contact us to see a Stress Psychologist who can help you to overcome your stress, and learn how to become more relaxed.
Ten Commandments For Reducing Stress.
- Thou shalt not be perfect, not even try.
- Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.
- Thou shalt leave things undone that ought to be done.
- Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin.
- Thou shalt learn to say “no”.
- Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and thy supportive network.
- Thou shalt switch off and do nothing regularly.
- Thou shalt be boring, inelegant, untidy and unattractive at times.
- Thou shalt not even feel guilty.
- Especially, thou shalt not be thy own worst enemy, but be thy best friend.