Is your stress robbing you of your happiness?
Stress is a natural reaction, as the body tries to deal with any negative pressures placed on it. Stress can become a problem however, when these pressures become overwhelming.
If you're feeling stressed a lot of the time, this can lead to serious health problems.
Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body by suppressing your immune system, upsetting your digestive and reproductive system, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speeding up the aging process. It can even rewire your brain, leaving you more prone to depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.
Stress could be something you’ve felt for a very long time, or maybe something in particular has made it appear.
You find yourself always in a rush. Your mind is constantly racing with thoughts and when you don’t seem to be doing anything, you’re always feeling foggy.
You mostly likely feel overwhelmed and tired as things just feel like they’re out of your control. You just can’t seem to catch a break.
Stress is tiring and draining.
You might be experiencing it at a severe or mild level; whatever it may be- it robs you of the present moment, hence robbing your chance of happiness and inner-peace.
Some of the things that might be contributing to your stress could be:
▪ Being unhappy in your job
▪ Having a heavy workload or too much responsibility
▪ Working long hours
▪ Having poor management, unclear expectations of your work, or no say in the
▪ The death of a loved one
▪ Loss of a job
▪ Increase in financial obligations
▪ Getting married
▪ Moving to a new home
▪ Chronic illness or injury
▪ Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)
▪ Taking care of an elderly or sick family member
▪ Traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence against you or a loved one
Due to any of these events you might be experiencing:
• Sleep disturbances
• Muscle tension
• Lack of motivation
• Difficulty concentrating
• Change in eating habits
• Unhealthy eating and decreased level of exercise
• Increased use of alcohol or other drug
Fortunately, chronic and moderate stress is highly treatable with the right kind of therapy. Now is the time to take control of your life. Your stress can be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated by professional counselling.
There are many stress management and reduction strategies that offer a sense of control and clarity for my clients. At Empower You Counselling, I can help you with this by being your counsellor, whether you’re a young person or an adult.
By working on your stress through counselling, you will:
- Have a better immune function
- Have leess illnesses and physical complaints
- Have more energy
- Feel more relaxed
- Sleep and eat better
- Be more focused and productive.
- Feel calm and achieve inner-peace.
- Feel hopeful about your future and at peace with your past.
- Learn how to deal with stressful events in the future more positively
- Have better digestion
- Be more focused and more positive
- Start to enjoy the present moment instead of worrying about the past or anticipating the future.
- Have more positive and lively relationships.
- Feel in control of your life.
- Make rational decisions.
With my counselling experience and training, you can be confident that you’ll get the help you need.
I am a caring and warm counsellor who is passionate about helping people just like you. I use proven methods to manage stress such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness and techniques like guided meditations and breathing and grounding exercises.
Above all, I take the time to build a relationship with you to understand you and support you with whatever you are going through.
As your counsellor, I can help you live a life you are truly happy about. I want you to achieve the peace and happiness you deserve. You can create a life of fulfillment that is free of exhausting stress.
If you want to find our more about how I can help you contact me for a complimentary phone consultation using the number at the bottom of the page. Together, we can discuss your situation and whether I can help alleviate your stress so that you can have a calmer and happier life.
Alternatively, for any questions you can email me using the form below.