Stress and Anxiety

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Anxiety can be a good thing. It can help sharpen your senses and help you focus. It can also be a negative emotion leaving you worried, scared, sweaty palms and racing heart. People respond to anxiety in different ways and some may be affected more than others. It can be a short lived or momentary feeling, or for some lead to one of several disorders such and Phobias, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or Panic Disorder (Panic Attacks).

 

The International Stress Management Association define stress as “an adverse reaction(s) experienced to too much (or too little) pressure.” Stress doesn’t just happen, it creeps up on us. Small niggles or minor pressures can build up and if not controlled may result in stress.

Stress can occur in any area of your life, at work, at home, in sport or leisure activities, and can have an adverse effect on your well-being in both body and mind. Stress manifests itself in a number of ways. It can affect you Physiologically, Emotionally, Physically and Behaviorally.

The first step is to recognize the symptoms and seek help. Left untreated stress can result in more serious health problems. I believe it is not just about making you feel better. Giving my clients the skills and techniques to manage their stress and anxiety levels in the future puts them back in control.