STRESS MANAGEMENT

Anne offers tailor-made treatment for individuals who feel that they are affected by stress, whether in the workplace or in their private lives. If you recognise any of the symptoms listed below and want to get your life back on track, contact Anne to discuss the way forward.

What is Stress?

Everyone experiences stress in various aspects of life. The majority of this is healthy, manageable and necessary. Some stress is part of everyday life. In fact, it is essential – it helps to keep us on our toes and out of danger, for example, we need to be alert when crossing a road. It is when we are exposed to unrelenting excessive stress that it becomes unhealthy and potentially damaging.
Stress is what we experience when we face pressure or demands. At one level it is a normal and healthy reaction to everyday challenges. It helps to activate and motivate us and can enhance performance.
We all have our own individual reactions and coping mechanisms; whilst some people thrive in a constantly challenging environment, others may struggle.

How does it effect us?

When the pressure is perceived to be too great, we may begin to feel that we cannot cope. Stress becomes Distress. If this occurs our stress response becomes negative and damaging. It can lead to us feeling tense and irritable, we may even get headaches, digestive problems or experience a change in sleeping patterns.

Long term exposure to negative stress can lead to physical or psychological illness.
Our body can become oversensitive to stress and trigger the stress response even though the challenge isn’t really that big. Even simple things make us ‘blow a fuse’.
Frequent surges of stress hormones prime our bodies to run from things we can never escape (like being stuck in a traffic jam, extra responsibility at work, queues at the checkout, big bills to pay, threat of redundancy etc. etc).
These pent-up feelings can send blood pressure soaring, resulting in a strain on the whole body including the heart.
As a result of long term stress we may develop health problems like Migraines, anxiety, allergic reactions, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, psoriasis, muscular pains etc.
Stress can also be implicated in heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM STRESS?

If you think you are – Don’t panic!! Medical problems are not inevitable and there are lots of ways that you can get your stress responses back in tune,

Some of the telltale signs of stress:

Do you frequently experience any of the following? :

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, there is a good chance that your stress level is a bit high. You are probably very hard working and usually have lots of drive and enjoy a challenge.
A good way to start is to list all the things that cause you stress.
Your list will help you to identify your stress triggers. Aim to consciously establish ways to relax in those ‘trigger’ situations, and, if possible, look to see how you could tackle the source of the problem.

HOW CAN YOUR THERAPIST HELP YOU?

Anne offers a holistic approach to stress management.
Her approach is ‘client-centred’ which means that every client is treated as an individual and each session is designed to help the specific needs of that individual.
Help is offered in various ways. A client may be offered one or more of the following:

What to do next?

Anne is pleased to offer you a free no-obligation initial consultation to establish which route to take to get you back on track again. Please call to make an appointment or for more information. Click here for contact details.