Stress – nearly everyone has felt a form of stress during their lifetime, or at the very least felt the presence of a stressor. This could be caused by factors such as relationship breakdowns, parenthood, work-related stress or health problems. It can also be caused by a build up of less disastrous events such as the morning train being delayed. When these pile up and become worse the feelings of stress can begin to have a negative effect.
Be it stress from work, home or any other factor, the symptoms to both your physical and mental health can be detrimental. It is important to remember that stress is an issue you can deal with, by changing your response to stress and leaning to cope you can ensure future stressors have less of an effect and therefore reduce further health risks.
If you are experiencing any of the issues below, please do get in touch.
Work-related stress (dealing with people, deadlines, presentations)
Social stress (relationships, personal commitments, feelings of being stretched too thinly)
Personal stress (demanding so much of yourself and always feeling under pressure)
Daily stress (a combination of stress that feels like it is constantly mounting up, causing further stress)
Any other type of stressful feeling and/or event
The coaching provided by Weston Psychology draws on a range of psychological treatment approaches dependant on each individual's needs and preferences. Listed below are several therapeutic approaches to managing stress.
Solution Focused Therapy is exactly what it states in the name. Clients are encouraged to switch their current perspective from focusing on the problem, to focusing on the resolution. It is a practical and effective approach to overcoming stressful situations infused with a positive outlook. This approach is often used in conjunction with cognitive behavioural therapy or mindfulness techniques to maximise on your personal coaching goals.
Mindfulness is another therapeutic way of supporting people to focus less on the future worries and anxieties and allow you to start living within the present moment. This will involve you engaging in breathing, visualisation and writing techniques to help re-focus your attention from anxious thoughts to a more positive outlook.