Stress And Anxiety
Due to a variety of socio-economic conditions, stress has now become more
widely recognised by both individuals and employers. People in the UK lose
several thousand days of work to excess stress, not to mention the great
personal anxiety that can lead to, amongst other things, physical illness,
relationship problems, depression and in extreme circumstances suicide.
For many of us, stress and anxiety have become so much a part of our
daily experience that we fail to notice its harmful effects. It can build
up gradually over days, weeks and months until eventually, we recognize
symptoms of emotional or behavioural disturbance. Many situations can lead to the development of the symptoms of excess stress
including fear, overwork, responsibility, loss, lack of fulfilment and illness.
Every individual has different tolerance levels when it comes to stress.Willpower alone is not an effective or permanent solution to stress problems. My powerful and proven approach to the treatment of stress and stress related disorders really can make a positive and lasting change in the quality of your life.
- Do you easily get frustrated?
- Are your muscles always tense?
- Does your jaw feel tight and ache?
- Do you find yourself not having enough time?
- Do you feel tired and worn out?
- Have you had an increase in physical illness?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Do you have trouble remembering things?
- Do you feel tense, anxious or uptight?
- Do you worry about things too much?
- Do you rely on drugs or alcohol to cope?
- Are you concerned about getting burnout?
Effects of stress
There are both physical and cognitive effects of stress. Physical effects
include tight muscles, rapid and shallow breathing, increased blood pressure
and heart rate, adrenaline secretion and sweating. Cognitive effects can
include difficulty concentrating and memory problems. Stress can also be the engine, or driving force behind such disorders
as substance abuse, performance of obsessive compulsive rituals, domestic
violence, and eating disorders.
While stress is at times unavoidable and often even desirable
(i.e. exciting and novel situations), it is necessary to develop techniques
to manage stress so that it doesn't build to harmful levels. It is useful to
think of ourselves as having a range of reactions to stress at its various
levels. At the very lowest levels of stress we might feel peaceful and relaxed,
although if we spend too much time at these low levels we might find that we
are not challenging ourselves and we might not be productive.
In the middle, with moderate levels of stress, we might find an optimal
level in which we are truly engaged in an active and productive life and
yet not over that threshold where we cannot integrate our feelings, thoughts
and behaviours. At the highest stress levels we might be dysfunctional as the excess
tension and energy is channelled into symptoms, as mentioned above.
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