What is stress?
Like anxiety, stress can sometimes be a good thing: it can motivate us to focus on a task or take action and solve a problem. However, when stress is unhelpful, people may feel overwhelmed, unable to fix the problem which can result in emotional and physical tolls impacting quality of life. While we often focus on situations as being the cause of stress, it is actually how we respond to stressful life circumstances that produces the stress reaction that causes impairment and discomfort.
What does psychotherapeutic treatment for Stress involve?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is often an effective form of therapy for stress, as the technique can help change negative thought patterns that develop as a result of stress, helping the person in treatment find new ways of thinking about stressful events that may not have such a negative effect. When stress occurs as a result of another condition, or an event such as a loss, a divorce, or a life-altering medical diagnosis, therapy can help address these concerns and their other effects on a person’s life.
What are the symptoms of stress?
Below is a link for an at-home symptomology check list that can help you identify whether you are suffering from stress. It is important to note, however, that this checklist is not a replacement for a mental health professional. Rather, it is to be used as a tool to provide potential information to help individuals take the appropriate first step in seeking therapeutic support
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“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”