Stress seems inevitable, particularly nowadays. With the increased expectations for us to succeed at work, home, in relationships etc. essentially in all that we do, how can we not get stressed?
Everyone experiences stress at one time or another. In fact, a moderate level of stress can be motivating and even energising for some individuals. However too much stress can be damaging to a person’s body and mind. When stress becomes so overwhelming that it is significantly impacting your life, then it’s time to get help.
Stress may be triggered by many different concerns including work, family, responsibilities, relationships, finances, major life changes, illness and/or grief. If stress is not dealt with adequately, it can lead to many different problems including:
- Insomnia / sleeping disturbances
- Concentration problems
- Loss of productivity
- Health issues (common ones include high blood pressure, heart disease, infections, ulcers and a weak immune system)
Many factors can help people to better cope with stress including how you view your difficulties, your ability to cope, your support network, your willingness to discuss your concerns and your previous experiences with stress.
Chantal Kayem is trained at helping you to identify the events and situations that are currently your main stressors and to teach you effective strategies to cope with and alleviate these. You will learn how to feel less stressed and to calm yourself when you start to feel stressed so that you can feel calmer, happier and healthier and so that you may restore a workable balance in your life.