Do you currently suffer, or have you recently suffered from, any of the following?
- Digestive Problems
- Feelings of Being Rushed all the Time
- Feelings of Worthlessness or Guilt
- Frequent Episodes of Feeling Sad
- Increased Use of Substances Such As Smoking or Alcohol
- Experience Difficulty Relaxing
- Feelings a Sense of Pressure Building
If you have noticed the feelings or symptoms of life stress after a life change, or simply through increased demands of modern life, and are having a hard time managing the pressures, I encourage you to seek help.
Going through life stressed out, is like going through life with the inescapable feeling of being chased…
Psychotherapy can be effective for reducing and managing life stress, which has been defined as “America’s leading health problem.” Stress can negatively impact physical, mental, and emotional health when it becomes chronic or overwhelming. Stress symptoms can include headaches, insomnia, fatigue, digestive problems, concentration problems, anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, feelings of sadness, anger, or irritability. Life events can place undue pressure which builds stress. People can develop habits of responding to life events that contribute to increased distress and stress.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing and managing life stress. Relaxation skills which can include mindfulness training, can improve a person’s ability to manage the day-to-day pressures of modern life. Creating new patterns of thinking and feeling about situations can also assist in management of stress. Behavior changes can create less stressful situations and break patterns that increase stress.
Let’s get together if feel overburdened by life stress and are interested in learning methods to manage or reduce this sense of distress.