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Understanding Stress:
Why It Matters And How To Manage It

All of us experience stress to some degree. Stress is a biological response, often referred to as the "fight or flight" reaction, activated when facing challenges or threats. According to the Yerkes-Dodson law, a certain amount of stress is beneficial for optimal performance, helping you stay alert and focused. However, when stress becomes severe or chronic it can be detrimental to both your mental and physical well-being.

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What Stress Is Not

Stress is not a sign of weakness or something to just "shake off". It's a real concern that warrants attention. Ignoring it won't make it go away but will likely exacerbate the situation.

Signs Of Stress

  • Physical: Headaches, fatigue, digestive issues

  • Emotional: Anxiety, irritability, depression

  • Behavioural: Overeating or undereating, social withdrawal, decreased productivity

If you or someone you know is consistently experiencing these symptoms, professional guidance can offer valuable coping strategies.

Impact Of Unmanaged/ Prolonged Stress

  • Unmanaged stress can contribute to severe health conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and even a weakened immune system. It can also worsen existing mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Treatments Available

  • Medical: Anti-anxiety medications are sometimes prescribed for short-term relief.

  • Psychological: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and stress management skills training offer effective long-term solutions.

Quick Tips For Immediate Relief

1. Deep Breathing: Employ the 4-7-8 technique. Inhale through the nose for 4 seconds,
hold the breath for 7 seconds, and exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds.
2. Physical Exercise: Even a brief 10-minute walk can relieve stress by releasing
endorphins.

Take The Next Step: Your Well-Being Matters

If stress is getting in the way of your life, know that effective, scientifically backed help is just a call or click away. Don't let stress control your destiny. Reach out to us now for personalized, professional support. Together, we'll empower you to regain control, find peace, and lead a balanced, fulfilling life.

Invest In Your Mental Wellness Today

Take the first step towards positive change and book your appointment today.  Don't wait any longer – schedule your session now and embark on a journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

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