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Stress Management

Stress management incorporates a broad range of techniques and psychotherapies, including relaxation tools, to control levels of stress, especially where this has become chronic. Typically, it is conducted with the aim of improving daily functioning. Proper stress management gives you greater control over your life than you may have thought possible. It’s about taking charge of everything from your emotions and thoughts to your lifestyle and how you deal with the various challenges and issues that all of us encounter every day.

It’s about changing the stressful situation where possible, and altering your reaction where that can’t be changed, as well as creating enough time in your life for rest and relaxation. It’s also about acknowledging where sources of stress lie, and examining the way you currently deal with them.

Increasingly, employers are offering stress management training for their staff to pre-empt complete burnout. But because everyone responds to different types of stress – family, work or health-related – in different ways, there is no "one size fits all" solution. If you are starting to feel your life, or certain aspects of it, are getting out of control, it’s time to act. Good stress management techniques show you healthier ways of coping, help reduce some of stress’s more harmful effects, and stop it from spiralling out of your control again.

Whatever the source of your stress, and however you currently mange it, I can help, in both group and individual settings. Together, we can develop a range of coping techniques so you handle stress differently. Talk to me today as the first step towards regaining control over your life.