Counselling for Stress
If stress and the way you react to it is affecting your life, disrupting your sleep, increasing your anger and your alcohol consumption, or causing general fatigue, it is time to acknowledge the stress you are under and seek help. Stress symptoms can alienate you from friends, family and colleagues, causing additional problems. It can reduce your sense of being able to cope and find a solution, and result in an inability to switch off .
Many people struggle for too long with stress, not wanting to admit that something is wrong. Acknowledging stress is the first, and perhaps the most important step in successfully dealing with it.
Counselling helps you to identify your stress triggers. It helps you to reassess these situations, identifying reality and your value-systems. It helps you to set realistic goals, increase your self-esteem and develop ways of adequately caring for and protecting yourself.
Stress: Our temperament and the beliefs we have about ourselves can determine how we react to pressure. Some of us have a strong need to please others, or to try hard to succeed at all costs. When we strive to live our lives according to these script beliefs as opposed to reality, the resulting tension and feelings of powerlessness cause stress
- short fuse
- depression or anxiety
- increased smoking/alcohol consumption
- nail-biting, skin picking
- chest pains or palpitations
- dizziness or sweating
Today, perhaps more than ever before, the social and economic climate requires working people to maximise their productivity and their focus in their work environment in order to achieve targets and succeed as team players. But this often comes at a personal cost. Read more: