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Manage Chronic Stress with Therapy

Discover How a Psychologist Can Help You Approach your Life with More Ease and Optimism

If you struggle with chronic stress, you may feel overwhelmed, wound-up, or run-down. These symptoms have likely gone on for months or years.

You may have little hope of things letting up. You are worn out. Your mind wanders from situations where you should be present. You are finding it harder than usual to be available to those who you care about.

Your feelings of stress may be tied to a demanding job, a tendency to be a perfectionist, a high need to have control, having too much on the go or a need to please others even when it drags you down.

You may be irritable and impatient.

You may worry that if you change, you’d have to give up your edge. This fear can prevent you from slowing down, even when you know you must.

You may experience some of these symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, physical pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system.

Research also shows that stress can contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression, and obesity.

My treatment for chronic stress would generally involve a selection of the following based on your needs:

  • Re-connecting to what matters to you deep down in your heart.
  • Re-shaping patterns of responses to better reflect your values and goals.
  • Focusing on what is important to you, de-focusing on what you have little or no control over.
  • Finding more balance, setting better boundaries, and taking more time for self-care.
  • Finding or re-engaging with activities that bring you enjoyment.
  • Examining your sleep habits so we can work towards improvements that may also help you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and excited about the day ahead.
  • Reducing stress which may be a first step towards improving relationships with your family or people at work.

After consultation we will develop a specific treatment plan based on your individual needs.

It is possible to have a life with reduced worry, guilt or regret.

Work towards restoring a connection with yourself and find ways of working at a sustainable pace.

Through improving your approach to your work, relationships and self-care, it is often possible to live your life with more ease and optimism.

Contact me if you want counselling to help alleviate stress.

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