Stress

Feeling stressed or under pressure is a normal part of life and something we have all developed ways to deal with. Occasionally though, stress can get the better of us and it can be hard to think about anything else or carry out day-to-day activities. When this is the case, it may be a good idea to seek out advice in order to help you better cope and manage stress.

Do I have a problem with stress?

Everyone experiences stress for different reasons and in different ways. You may be well aware that you are feeling stressed and understand what caused it, but sometimes you may carry on with life without recognising the signs.

Stress can affect both your mental and physical wellbeing, with common symptoms including:

  • Feeling irritable or aggressive
  • Feeling anxious or afraid
  • Feeling depressed or uninterested in life
  • Feeling restless
  • An inability to switch off or relax
  • An inability to enjoy yourself
  • An inability to concentrate
  • Having difficulty making decisions
  • Snapping at people
  • Shallow breathing or hyperventilating
  • Panic attacks
  • Headaches, chest pains, high blood pressure or other symptoms of ill health

What causes stress?

Stress can be caused by one or more things that are having a significant impact on your life. Common things that cause stress include:

  • The breakdown of a relationship
  • Bereavement
  • Ill health, either your own or that of someone close
  • Life changes such as marriage, divorce or moving home
  • Work or education
  • Your financial situation

But stress doesn’t impact us all equally. The amount of stress we feel can vary depending on our perception of the situation, our ability to deal with pressure, our personality and our emotional resilience.

How can therapy treat my stress problem?

Our Psychoeducational courses can help you to understand more about stress as a condition, identify your personal trigger points and help you to develop suitable ways of coping with and alleviating stress.

The course has helped me to understand what I am going through is normal, it has helped me change the way I approach life.

Maggie, 62

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Everyone’s journey is different. People recover in different ways and at different speeds. But everyone has the ability to make changes.

Our courses are a great starting point.

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