How is Stress working for you ?

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How is Stress working for you ?

Stress and Anxiety have become normal and widespread. It can feel like everything we do in life has to produce some kind of mental stress or anguish. It can seem like nothing comes ...

Stress and Anxiety have become normal and widespread. It can feel like everything we do in life has to produce some kind of mental stress or anguish. It can seem like nothing comes easy anymore. The effect is so powerful that stress can be used as a tool to motivate and control people. Corporations, work places, governments and even dysfunctional families use a culture of stress to ‘influence’ and control.

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A little short-term stress can be normal and healthy,  helping us to push forward through difficulty. However sometimes stress is experienced so strongly that it can invoke problem’s with relationship’s, daily functions and effect our mental health. It even effects our bodies being responsible for many medical symptoms.

Understanding how we generate negative feelings and how it effects us is important in helping us deal with the problems in life. The world  is all too eager to push stress in our direction, particularly in competitive situations in both our social and work live’s. The growing expectation of excellence and perfection in all things has been linked with the exceptional rise in mental health problems across the developed world.

Stress is essentially a feeling and an emotion.  We generate it within ourselves in response to thoughts about difficult situations around us. Because its a feeling, we can train ourselves to have some control over just how much we decide to take it onboard. Often the problem is we want to hold on to it, believing that in re-living or re-thinking the event that we will find some answers.

Much of our stress is in response to change’s in our lives. Moving home, Divorce, Separation, New job, changes in family.  At it’s core is fear of uncertainty and doubts about the future. However it can also be a result of disturbing thoughts in our internal lives such as reflection’s about purpose in life, death and low self-worth.

The good news is that once you learn to recognise stress growing in your mind, you can make some choice’s as to how to respond to minimise the negative effects. Stress is not about what is happening to us, its about how we feel.

Talking about your feelings to a Counsellor helps to give you more self -awareness. It helps you to understand more about how your mind works, how you think, why you think that way, and how to not let stress grow.

Counselling effective in helping to reduce stress and associated issues such as self doubt, confusion and fear. You don’t need to suffer.