What is stress? ''A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances resulting in a non - specific response of the body to a demand made upon it''
Do you suffer with any of the following?
Muscular tension Challenges to the heart and cardiovascular system The burning of excess energy unnecessarily – adrenaline / metabolism Tiredness Depression Weakened immune system Anxiety Weight Loss/Gain Foggy Brain Poor memory Loss of Direction and Purpose
Do you suffer with any of these symptoms?
Psychological Symptoms : Memory problems Low self-esteem Inability to concentrate Fear of failure Poor judgment Feeling embarrassed Pessimistic approach or thoughts Forgetfulness Anxious or racing thoughts Constant worrying Moodiness Irritability or short temper Agitation, inability to relax Feeling overwhelmed Sense of loneliness and isolation Depression General unhappiness Anxiety Scared
Physiological Symptoms : Aches and pains Perspiration Diarrhea Constipation Frequent urination Trembling Nausea / dizziness Dryness in throat / mouth Chest pain, rapid heartbeat Tiredness Loss of sex drive Insomnia Butterflies in stomach Headaches Frequent colds PMT Back pain Neck pain Low immune system Susceptible to colds and illness
Behavioural Symptoms : Eating more Eating less Stammering Sleeping too much Insomnia Tearful Isolating oneself from others Acting impulsively Easily frightened / jumpy Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax Grinding teeth Accident prone Nail biting Pacing Are there any other symptoms you suffer from, not listed above?
Together I can help you to find a way forward
Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK - too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. Generally when we experience pain its our bodies way of telling us we need to stop or we've experienced some sort of trauma. Its important to listen to these signs because if we don't our mental and emotional strain will manifest in the body in some form of desease or illness.
The first step to controlling stress is to know the symptoms. But recognising stress symptoms may be harder than you think. Most of us are so used to being stressed, we often don't know we are stressed until we are at the breaking point.
Stress management Coaching, specifically looks at the causes of the stress and the underlying issues. Lead by you, together we can make the necessary lifestyle changes needed to help you to manage your stress more effectively and become calm, healthy and happy.
Together and if you are in agreement we can look at the following positive interventions to correct the balance;
Establishing a positive mindset/re-wiring the brain/overcoming negative thought patterns How to accept that there are events that you cannot control. How to be assertive instead of aggressive. Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive. (empowered vs disempowered) How to learn and practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or tai-chi. How to exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit. How to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. How to learn to manage your time more effectively. How to set limits appropriately and learn to say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life. How to take time for hobbies, interests, and relaxation. How to get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events. How not to rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress. How to seek out social support and connect. Spend enough time with those you enjoy.
You dont have to suffer in silence - with the right help, there is plenty you can do, and small changes to thought patterns and lifestyle can make a big impact on your life, get in touch today and we can make a start.......