Health & Safety Executive definition of stress
"Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demands placed on them. There is a clear distinction between pressure, which can create a "buzz" and be a motivating factor and stress which can occur when this pressure becomes excessive"
On April 2, 2012, Carnegie Mellon University showed that:
“Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body...... The research shows for the first time, that the effects of psychological stress on the body's ability to regulate inflammation, can promote the development and progression of disease.”
"People are not disturbed about events, but by their views of these events" Epictetus
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms to choose one`s attitude in any given circumstance" Viktor Frankl
• Learn ways to help manage stress, anxiety and anger and decrease negative emotions and how to increase motivation and resilience.
• Stress and Anxiety Management in the workplace includes looking at: personality types, change, conflict management, work culture, work-life balance, harassment and bullying, equal opportunities legislation, time management, communication and social skills, absenteeism and problematic behaviours, developing self- esteem and more...
• Analyse your stressors using a stress diary and see what you can change to gain greater balance
• Learn Relaxation, Visualisation, Visual imagery and NLP techniques, and Mindfulness and see what a difference these can make
• Using Motivational questioning, Rickter process, NLP, Coaching and Brief Solution focus therapy may enable you to create goals, to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be
• Looking at how your thoughts affect your feelings, emotions, physiology and behaviour (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-CBT). Identify and challenge pessimistic and repetitive thoughts, limiting beliefs, values and behaviours. See Therapies. Using a range of Psychotherapeutic interventions-from Jung to Burns to Erikson, Freud and more...as studying at masters level to become a member of UKCP
• Individualised Herbal remedies can help relax you and help to reduce and manage tension and stress, and formulas made to help with symptoms, such as insomnia. `Tonic` and `adaptogen` herbs may help to support your adrenals and nervous system, to help maintain stamina and energy. See Herbs and Health
• Stress can have a connection to depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, lack of purpose and direction, all of which Paula can help with
• Nutrition, Weight management, Positive psychology, EFT may also be able to help. See Therapies
• Techniques such as EMDR, Visual imagery and other specialised strategies, may be able to help you process the negative emotional state from past trauma and PTSD See Therapies
• Learn to feel more in control, be assertive and become more self- aware
• Get Careers guidance and Redundancy Advice to discuss a range of options open to you. You do have choices available. This could be information on academic, vocational or leisure courses or training and information on different careers and employment possibilities which match your skills.
• Advanced Hypnotherapy can reinforce any changes identified above on a subconscious level, as you can listen to your individualised relaxation audio, with positive suggestions, whilst you are at home See Therapies
• 'Hands on' Reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage and Herbal ear candling can try and help with physical and mental balance, some of which can be combined to help you relax in the calming lavender treatment room. See Therapies