Managing Long-Term StressLong-term Stress can lead to an array of physical, mental and emotional symptoms and conditions.

Common stress-related symptoms seen in chronic stress can include insomnia, high blood pressure, feelings of being unable to cope, emotional distress and/or finding it difficult to sit down, relax and/or switch off.

Sadly many clients don’t seek help advice or support until their stress and anxiety is at such a seriously debilitating level, they are at a point of despair, have serious health concerns and/or have had to take time from work and other commitments. Many have been trying to muddle through the stress and/or exhaustion as well as chronic sleep problems, high levels of anxiety and a general feeling of being constantly wired.

When managing long-term stress it can be extremely helpful in educating the client to understand, what and why they are experiencing their presenting symptoms. Once the person can understand the physiological elements of the stress response, they understand why they are feeling the way they do and why certain approaches to life and their stress can be seriously beneficial.

Stress Awareness Training provides everyone involved with a deeper understanding and awareness of the variety of causes that can lead to stress and anxiety, empowering individuals, colleagues and management to take action, make healthier and positive changes in their environment to support a more healthier and balanced lifestyle and attitude.

Stress Management Advice or Stress Coaching Sessions are tailored to an individual’s needs. Uniquely designed to support and guide clients towards a healthier perspective that empowers them to manage their lives, their stress from a healthier approach. It involves teaching clients the tools and techniques so they learn to manage their stress more effectively.

Each client comes with a different set of life challenges, mental perspective, different set of responsibilities and of course different built in coping mechanisms. So its important to tailor a plan that suits them and their presenting life challenges.

Although identifying the cause of stress and taking action when possible is important. Many clients come overwhelmed and stressed presenting you with what they perceive is their main source of stress, when on close inspection it as another life challenge or area of their life that is the main issue. So having the right sort of analysis and assessment tools to identify areas quickly and effectively can be extremely beneficial for both practitioner and client, this should also include simple strategies and tools that can be passed easily on to the client, helping empower the client to manage their stress effectively over their lifetime.

The next most important factor is the use of relaxation therapy, long-term stress causes the client to feel constantly “stressed out” unable to relax and switch off. Learning highly effective relaxation techniques is very effective and important in helping the client come off the “stress response” into the “relaxed response”.

A holistic approach to Stress Management helps to equip the client in various ways. It helps them to feel EMPOWERED again, it helps to increase their AWARENESS on both their personal STRENGTHS and those LIFE SKILLS that could be enhanced or DEVELOPED more. And see their Life, their challenges from a different PERSPECTIVE and often or not LOSE unnecessary stress.

The right Stress Management skills help people make more wise and effective decisions, so the client feels more relaxed, happier and healthier.