Anxiety & Stress

How would you like to let go of stress and anxiety for good and learn techniques to manage and prevent it from affecting your life again?

Stress and anxiety are not always bad, in fact, they are natural ways for our bodies to help us to overcome or prepare for a dangerous situation or challenge. The feelings of stress and anxiety can motivate us to do the things that we need to do.

The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction which is our body releasing adrenaline which produces the physical and emotional symptoms that we usually associate with stress and anxiety such as fast heartbeat, rapid breathing, stomach ache, shaking, feelings of panic etc.

What is the difference between stress and anxiety?

Stress is usually described as the ‘reaction to the problem’ whereas, anxiety is usually described as a ‘reaction to the stress’.

Stress can be the result of external pressures and often ends once the event or responsibility passes whereas anxiety keeps hanging around after the problem is resolved.

Stress can often be dealt with in a more practical manner because direct actions to overcome the problem can usually reduce the level of stress straight away.

Anxiety is a feeling of unease which involves needless worry as it continues after the stressor has gone causing a persistent feeling of apprehension or dread.

A certain amount of stress or anxiety is a normal part of life; however, it becomes a concern when it exceeds your threshold of what is manageable, and starts impacting on your daily life.

If you find that you are experiencing severe anxiety or constantly worrying, or avoiding situations due to irrational fears it can indicate a more serious issue and you have come to the right place to get some help.

The physiological changes that occur in our body when we experience stress or anxiety are beneficial to us because they help us in the moment of ‘fight or flight’, however, this is only true if the duration of symptoms is limited.

Prolonged stress and anxiety over time, can cause us to suffer from other negative health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and in some cases even depression and panic disorders.

There can be many causes of stress or anxiety, and some of the most known stressful events are:

  • Moving house
  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Starting in a new job/school
  • Bereavement stress
  • Social exclusion
  • Relationship problems and conflict
  • Illness or injury

Physical and emotional symptoms of stress and anxiety:

  • Stomach ache, dizziness, feelings of impending doom
  • Muscle tension, change in appetite, panic or nervousness
  • Headache, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating
  • Fast heartbeat, fatigue, irrational anger
  • Sweating, diarrhoea, restlessness
  • Shaking, rapid breathing

How do I know if I need help?

If you recognise the symptoms I have mentioned above and you feel that stress or anxiety is impacting your everyday life to the point where it is stopping you from functioning effectively at home or at work, or is affecting your relationships with others, then I can help you.

I will help you to take control of the factors that are causing you stress or anxiety, we will look at your choices of how you respond to them and help you identify better options for you.

I have 3 amazing programmes to help free you from your anxieties and learn how to manage your stress more effectively so that you can live your life to the fullest!

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