Stress Management

We will help you to be resilient to life’s stressors by learning relaxation techniques, effectively problem solve and change your internal dialogue to include thinking of challenges as opportunities and stressors as temporary problems, not disasters. Mastering the everyday problems can give you a sense of control. Find out how you can develop skills to calmly look at a problem, figuring out options and take action toward a solution.

Often times during periods of long-term stress, we forget what it feels like to be in a calmer, more peaceful state. Below is a list of stress symptoms, thoughts and feelings that will help you to identify your level of stress:

Detecting Personal Stress Symptoms

  • Aggression

  • Anxiety or panic attacks

  • Crying

  • Depression

  • Disrupted Sleep

  • Exhaustion

  • Fatigue

  • Fear

  • Guilt

  • Irritability

  • Mood swings

  • Physical symptoms, such as stomach problems, headaches, chest pain

  • Restlessness

  • Sadness

  • Substance Misuse (alcohol, drugs, food, tobacco)

  • Tension

  • Withdrawal from others

Thoughts and feelings related to stress

  • Feeling frightened for an unknown reason

  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless

  • Feeling confused

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty making decisions

  • Having nightmares

  • Having a negative view of the world or yourself

  • Feeling that you’re about to fall apart

  • Thinking you can’t cope

  • Blaming yourself