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Stress is a natural part of life for many people- a reaction to challenging circumstances that forms part of the body’s natural “fight or and flight” response.
Pressure at work, difficult relationships at home and concerns about money or health can all cause feelings of stress and anxiety to interfere with your ability to function.
Stress affects a huge proportion of the population- 45% of Australians report feeling stressed at work and over a third report having significant distress in their lives. Stress is also a major cause of illness and increases the risk of developing mental illnesses like anxiety disorders and depression.
If stress is impacting your ability to cope with the pressures of your lifestyle then our mental health professional can help you using supportive and evidence-based counselling.
Stress can be brought on by prolonged exposure to challenging life circumstances. Common causes include:
It can also be caused or compounded by personality factors such as perfectionism or high levels of self-criticism. Anxiety, depression and other disorders can also increase your susceptibility to stress.
Stress is experienced as part of the body’s natural reaction to danger and difficulty. This reaction includes an increased heart rate and a rise in blood pressure as well as the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in the brain. Long-term exposure to these changes causes a range of emotional and cognitive effects along with physical side effects can also manifest, including:
These symptoms should not be ignored- stress can seriously harm your health as well as reducing your ability to cope with difficult life circumstances. If you suffer from these symptoms then it’s time to do something about it. Stress might be seen as a normal part of life for a lot of people but you don’t have to live with it- consult with a professional who can offer the right guidance to face all of life’s challenges.
With effective, person-centred stress assessment and therapy from Angus Munro Psychology, you can overcome the effects of this mental illness and develop ways to better manage your life and cope with the pressures you face. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective approach to deal with stress. We will help you learn how to reduce the demands you place on yourself and increase your resources for managing the stressors in your life. The expert counsellors or a psychologist at our Sydney clinic can work with you to take back control of your work and home life and give you a more positive and resilient outlook on your circumstances.
Effective stress counselling encompasses a set of skills that enable one to anticipate, prevent, manage, and recover from the wear and tear brought on by perceived threats and coping deficiencies. We can tailor an evidence-based stress management program to help you move from coping to thriving.
Let us help you live a better life! Book an appointment with Angus Munro Psychology near your area now.
2 Warwick Avenue, Cammeray,
Sydney, NSW (2062)
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