At Solution Focused Therapy Dublin stress management can help you with many aspects of stress reduction. We can help you to deal more effectively with stress and minimise and alleviate the effects; and to build your resilience and psychological well-being going forward.
What is Stress and how does it build up?
Stress is a response to events that happen in your life, and how you react to those events can have a bearing on your tolerance for the effects that stress can have on you. Factors such as your thinking style (how you react to things) can affect your resilience and tolerance level.
Each of the changes in life circumstances that you undergo has varying levels of stress attached to them, even though some of them may be positive experiences that you overall enjoy eg going on a holiday; they all carry a certain level of stress which can vary in degree from one person to another.
Stress can build up gradually if you have ongoing difficult circumstances, or it can result from a sudden change in your personal circumstances and how you react to this. Other factors that can affect your tolerance for stress are your life circumstances such as having friendship and a social network, having a sense of autonomy and control in your life and a good balance generally with a sense of meaning and purpose.
Stress can affect your quality of life, including your physical health, your emotional health, your mental health, and how you think and behave; and it can have a negative impact on your relationships. Stress can manifest in a variety of physical symptoms that may include headaches, backache, frequent colds, high blood pressure, IBS etc; emotional symptoms including irritability, intolerance, feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, low mood, poor concentration, poor memory, excessive worrying, difficulty relaxing and difficulty sleeping etc; cognitive symptoms including negative and distorted thinking (cognitive distortions), difficulty thinking clearly and making decisions etc and behavioural symptoms including absenteeism from work, working long hours, over-use of alcohol etc
Stress Management can help you:
- deal with ongoing stress and minimise its effects
- learn techniques that you can use to help yourself manage anxiety and worry, and clear your mind
- learn techniques that you can use to help yourself relax and think clearly and positively and be more productive
- improve your sense of control
- sleep better
- improve your energy and sense of well-being
- improve your concentration and memory
- alleviate effects on your physical health
- improve your relationships
- build your resilience
- achieve deep relaxation
At Solution Focused Therapy Dublin Mary is an experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist (previously a nurse). Mary uses the best solution focused approaches to give you effective help and support dealing with stress. Mary can help you alleviate all the symptoms of stress. Therapy for stress is tailored to your individual needs and may involve integrating solution focused counselling and hypnotherapy. Counselling can help with giving you the support you may need while undergoing difficult circumstances. It may also help in addressing your thinking style and providing a framework for good emotional health and well-being and building your resilience. Hypnotherapy can also help with addressing your thinking style and your responses and emotions, all of which arise in the subconscious mind. And hypnotherapy has an important role to play in helping to alleviate the physical effects of stress.
If you are looking for stress management in Dublin, contact Mary at Solution Focused Therapy Dublin and she will be happy to help you