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Stressed Man


Emma at Compassionate Therapy is Certified in Stress Management to be able to bring individuals or corporate groups full training courses to incorporate the tools and techniques into their daily and working lives! 

If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think.

Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. 

Stress is the body’s chemical and physical reaction to the interpretation of life threatening situations. Yes it sounds dramatic but it's true. The fight or flight syndrome. A certain level of stress is essential to alleviate boredom and induce a level of adrenaline that is important for functioning on higher levels. However too much stress for sustained periods of time is life threatening and a serious damage to health.

Over periods of time, the body and the mind normalise the stress response. This means you stop noticing when your body is screaming out for relief. As the stress you are under increases, your ability to recognise it has often decreased.

Stress management falls into the following categories:

  • Short Term Physical Symptoms.

  • Long Term Physical Symptoms.

  • Behavioural Symptoms.

  • Emotional Symptoms.

  • Psychological Indicators.

  • Too Little Stress.

Stress in situations and environments such as work, is an inherent part of getting things done. This kind of stress should be short lived and well rewarded. Those in management or high paid working situations should be psychologically and physically prepared for this in order to minimise the side effects. This is where stress management can be a really useful tool both individually and on a corporate level.

Here are the most common work related stressors:

  • Long hours.

  • Heavy workload.

  • Infrequent breaks.

  • Boredom.

  • Tasks that don't utilize workers' skill set.

  • Poorly defined goals and job specifications.

  • Too much responsibility.

  • Poor management style.

  • Workers are not involved in decision making.

  • Poor communication.

  • Lack of opportunity for growth and advancement.

  • Lack of support or help from co-workers and supervisors.

  • Job security.

  • Insufficient training.

  • Overcrowding.

  • Noise.

  • Pollution.

If you are an individual or a corporate company and you feel your working environment is inducing dangerous levels of stress, stress management training is a great tool. At Compassionate Therapy I am certified in Stress Management and offer group sessions and one to one appointments.

Other common stress inducing situations include:

  • Pressure to perform (school, sports, sexually, socially).

  • Threats of physical violence.

  • Money worries.

  • Arguments.

  • Family conflicts.

  • Divorce.

  • Bereavement.

  • Unemployment.

  • Moving house.

  • Alcohol or drug abuse.

Although these factors relate to high level stress, it can be the case sometimes that stress has become a health issue for no specific reason. Maybe over years of smaller, on going, long-term problems, such as illness, connected to yourself or family members. Stress can be caused by anything. Stress can even be related to giving a speech or going for an interview.

If you can relate to any of these situations and you would like support, counseling, coaching or if you are worried for your health, Stress Management can help. Together, we look into the perception of the event and your ability to cope, deal with and overcome the cause and effect of the problem.

Stress Management with Compassionate Therapy looks in great details into the specific physiology behind the stress and dealing with the stress in following ways:

  • Breathwork.

  • Journaling.

  • The Biological Theories of Stress.

  • Identifying the Factors Contributing to Stress.

  • Rationalise the need for stress.

  • Stress hormone management.

  • Recognising the stages of stress The General Adaptation Syndrome.

  • Charting individual performance using The Human Function Curve.

  • Personality and Stress.

  • Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms.

  • Positive Psychology.

  • Locus of Control.

  • Cognitive Appraisal.

  • Anxiety, Phobias and Stress.

  • Models of Change.

  • The Wheel of Life.

  • Preventing Burnout.

  • The Management of Stress.

  • NLP, EFT and Hypnotherapy.

Each treatment plan for one to one appointments are made up exclusively for the individual. Corporate or group bookings are tailored according to the group or company requirements.

“I cannot and should not be cured of my stress, but merely taught to enjoy it.” - Hans Seyle.

If you are ready to surrender, accept and trust in the process of building a more secure life, in which you have all the building blocks to manage, assess and prevent the effects of daily stress on your body and improve your health, then give me a call for a free consultation.

Appointments are available individually or sessions of 6 at a reduced price.

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