Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. But when stress lasts for a long time, it may harm your health.
A little stress every now and then is not something to be concerned about. But ongoing, chronic stress can cause or worsen many serious health problems, including depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems,
Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and religion, no one is immune to the burdens of stress. About 33% of people report feeling extreme stress.
- Easily agitated, frustrated and moody
- Feeling overwhelmed, or that you’re losing control
- Low energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Teeth grinding
- Racing thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes in appetite
Online counselling & therapy can provide people who are experiencing ongoing stress with tools to alleviate these feelings and help restructure their day-to-day life to reduce the levels of stress they are experiencing.
Our specialists are trained in identifying sources of stress within a person’s life and then working with that person to develop strategies to manage stress. These strategies generally involve focusing on both internal (working on feelings and thoughts) and external (working on behaviours and interactions with others) methods for improving a person’s response to and management of stress.