There are many parts of our lives that can trigger stress. Our work, our home life, our finances, and the expectations we have of ourselves can all lead to feeling burned out, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Stress is caused by our brains, but it can manifest itself physically, through muscle tension, fatigue, feelings of nausea, and more. Left untreated, constant stress can weaken your immune system, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, and ultimately lead to shorter lifespan.
If you would like support managing your stress levels, I can help. You can book a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your situation, and figure out whether therapy might be helpful.
There are many things you can do to relieve symptoms of stress, including getting regular exercise, practicing relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing, yoga, or mindfulness meditation), spending time with family and friends, and making sure you have enough downtime.
It can be hard to break with habits and patterns of behaviour that keep us feeling stressed. Stress can also lead to more serious mental health issues, including anxiety disorders.
In these circumstances, it can be helpful to have someone to talk to, who can help you navigate stressful periods, and find ways to lessen your stress levels.
I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques that can help you to notice the automatic thoughts and patterns of behaviour that lead to stress, and build habits that can lead to feeling calmer and more relaxed.