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Stress and Anxiety

Dealing with stress and anxiety is most common in today’s society. Mild stress and anxiety is normal, the bodies usual fight or flight response, however, recognise when stress and anxiety overwhelms you and take action to ease the sensations.

  1. Notice if your sleeping well, eating well, functioning as usual; if you aren’t what are the triggers?
  2. In a stressful or anxious moment, take in deep slow breaths and slowly breathe out each time, then choose what the best next step that relieves your sense of overwhelm.
  3. Seek out relaxation, stress and anxiety management therapies, find what works for you. Take some time each day to do something you enjoy, it may be physical activity or something that is calming, or thought distracting to your mind.

Research shows that the simple process of meditation can reduce stress and the act of being fully present reduces anxiety. There’s no need to become a zen master, meditation can be brief and simple. Be present and be aware of your thoughts, try not to cloud your judgment by getting caught up in the past or by anticipating the future, focusing on negative aspects reinforces the panic or overwhelm.

There are many technique to manage stress and anxiety including medication. As a therapist I provide non medication approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, self-mind management skills and physical process to help overcome the burdens of stressors and anxiousness.

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