Stress Management & Lifeskills Consultancy
why do we need lifeskills?
We all have stress in our lives - it is a natural part of living, and small amounts can even be good for us. But when the balance tips, and stress levels become too high, we can end up suffering from all sorts of physical and emotional health problems. A build up of stress can lead to increased blood pressure, chest pains, digestive problems such as IBS, headaches and muscular tension as well as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, relationship and social issues. Research suggests that stress can also bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.
Often, when people are already feeling overwhelmed, the common solution is to go your GP - which is a good thing to do. However, the answer often takes the form of prescription medication, which despite sometimes being helpful, does little to solve the cause of the problems and can mask the symptoms whilst appearing to encourage people to 'block out' the unwanted stressors.
More often, the most successful form of dealing with stress, and it's associated health problems, is being able to talk about the issues in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. We can not always expect to eliminate stress altogether, but learning to manage it more effectively can help to relieve many associated problems.
Stress Management and Lifeskills sessions are an essential way to manage busy and ever-changing lifestyles.They help a person to identify and explore stressors in their life in a safe and supportive environment. Being able to take a step back and put things in perspective, whilst recovering lost knowledge and learning a range of new coping skills can help you manage the stress, enable you to relax, enjoy life a little more and feel more in control.
Learn about the psycho-education and neuroscience of stress management whilst exploring a range of cognitive, behavioural, emotional coping skills; as well as physical (exercises, stretches or relaxation), and practical skills in an individual or group setting. These sessions can also be beneficial to those individuals requiring support around anger management, anxiety management and post traumatic stress disorder.