Stress occurs when demands made on you exceed your physical, psychological and mental resources available to deal with them. Demands on you are increased by the following:
- Pressures of work – impact of changing work, 24/7 culture, dual career
- New job / Loss of employment / Retirement
- Modern day societal frustrations: email spam / viruses, traffic jams, road rage
- Work–life balance
- Divorce / Marriage / Separation
- Family pressures
- Children – conceiving, birth, adoption, schooling, leaving home
- Moving house
- Financial difficulties
- Illness or pain
- Other major changes in your life
Stress management aims to increase your capacity to deal with these demands.
The sessions focus on:
- Helping you to identify the symptoms and underlying causes of your stress.
- Clarifying the triggers that cause stress, and identifying how you respond to it.
- Introducing techniques to help you reduce stress and to help you regain a feeling of control over your life.
- Enhancing awareness of your work-life balance and life style and how these impact on your ability to cope with stress.
- Identifying negative thought processes and positively reframing your thinking.
- Helping you develop ways to make your life more positive and productive.
- Increasing self esteem and confidence.