Help With Stress in Derby
Just What is Stress?
Help with Stress in Derby : In a nutshell Stress is defined as the emotional, physiological & psychological effects caused by a build-up of either internally or externally generated mental pressure”
In providing help with Stress in Derby, when I consider what causes mental pressure, I find that there are a wide range of differing reasons for the varied levels of pressure built up in different people.
Each person will react in a different way to the same set of pressure stimulants. These reactions will in some part be result of things that have happened in the past (often a result of childhood influences) and your current circumstances. Current pressures could include Work, School, University, Financial, Relationship, Bullying, Confidence….. the list could be endless.
Accept stress as a fact
It is a fact that we do need stress – to give meaning to our lives. There can be no highs in life without some lows, life without highs and lows would be a flat line…in fact stress is also what motivates us to get up in the mornings. So some Stress is good for us…..its when it becomes Distress that it becomes a problem.
Therefore – when I provide help with stress in Derby its important you accept stress as a fact in your daily life. Nobody can take your stress away from you, its your stress and there is only one person that can deal with it.
How many of these signs do you recognise?
- Minor health problems (upset stomach, headache, cold, flu, pains, rashes)
- Missed menstrual periods
- Loss of confidence or feeling of low self esteem
- Depression, feeling of hopelessness
- Feeling of intense fatigue, even after sleep
- Indigestion, eating disorders
- Self blame, guilt, cynicism, sense of total failure
- Anger and resentment at nothing in particular
- Lowered sex drive
- Extreme reluctance to go to work
- Greater dependency on alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or drugs
- Loss of appetite or eating binges
Origins of stress
The origins of stress are as old as time itself – it is a function of part of our primitive brain. If we look at the times of early cave man and consider him walking across a clearing with a club over his shoulder, relaxed and happy. Just then, around the corner comes a prehistoric wild beast. As you would expect our cave man would instantly register danger and signals would be sent to the brain which we generally refer to as FIGHT or FLIGHT. That’s all very well, but we no longer come face to face with wild animals and of course in these modern times our “stressors” come in different guises.
What happens when stress and pressures occur?
In these modern & relatively safe times, most of our stress responses are set off by our own thoughts, but it is widely accepted that we all think and imagine in one of three ways : Seeing, hearing & feeling (emotion). There are further triggers, which can come from within that consciously have no known origin and tend to manifest themselves in anxiety or panic. This is named free-floating anxiety. Once stress is triggered responses come in two forms – Chemical & Physical:
Chemical: Adrenaline, Noradrenaline, Cortisone, Testosterone, Thyroxin & Endorphines
Physical: Breathing, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Blood Flow, Digestion, and Muscular Tension
Taking positive control of stress
A person who is stressed is like a car running on high tick over – we need to examine and evaluate the cause(s) of the problem(s) and take a positive control of the situation and reduce that “tick over” to an acceptable level. This is done over several (normally up to around 6) separate sessions in surgery with me on an individual basis.
“Dear Geoff – just wanted to say thanks a lot….Must admit I was sceptical at first but I feel loads better. Best wishes. Paul”
What’s the next Step ?
Simply call me or email me. I offer a free consultation which allows you to meet me, to ask any questions that you may have and to feel comfortable with me and what I have to say. Everything is in the strictest confidence and nobody will be aware that you have attended or what you have said unless you choose to tell them. I look forward to hearing from you.
Tel.01332 559 126 / Mob. 07582 865 265