Stress arises naturally at different points in our life.
Wexford Therapists / Counsellors have trained in dealing with stress related issues C.B.T (Cognitive behavioural therapy).
Work burnout, car driver burnout, the loss of a job/unemployment and other such traumatic instances can leave a person feeling stressed or under pressure.
- Stress is an everyday part of modern life. Medical practitioners believe that stress has a substantial effect on our overall physical well-being. Certain changes in life patterns, work arrangements, schooling arrangements and lifestyle can lead to developing the symptoms of the condition.
In small amounts it can help you perform and motivate you. Not all pressure is bad. However, continual exposure can leave you feeling nervous and overwhelmed. Accordingly, it is important to monitor the adverse effects of the condition on your body, mind and health..
It is a normal response to circumstances that make you feel upset, compromised or unbalanced in some way. When you sense a threat or danger whether it is actual or perceived, the body’s defence system kicks in. The process is known as fight-or-flight reaction. This involves fighting the third-party influence or running away from it. Every person deals with it in a different way.
Unfortunately, for many people the signs come too late. Accordingly, it is very important to be in tune with your body’s response.
Chronic stresses can leave people with serious health problems. It has the ability to suppress your immune system, raised blood pressure and increase the risk of serious illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes and in some cases cancer.
Stress & chronic stress can lead to other health problems including:
- Sleep problems
- Digestive problems
- Heart disease
- Certain skin conditions
C.B.T has become the most effective psychological treatment for stress. Some people may enjoy living the high pressure lifestyle. Often times clients will supplement this high pressure lifestyle with an even less suitable diet or personal circumstances. People can sometimes use recreational drugs, caffeine or alcohol as a crutch to support a stressed lifestyle. Short term and long term stress is not good for your body or your mind. Contact Wexford Counselling on (056) 7765966
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