Stress Management
 
 
Stress is a fact of life.  You can not avoid it.  Stress is any change that you must adapt to: ranging from the negative extreme of actual physical danger to the exhilaration of achieving some long-desired success.  However, day-to-day living confronts even the most well-managed life with a continuous stream of potentially stressful experiences.  Not all stress is bad.  In fact, stress is not only desirable but essential to life, it is how we respond to these experiences that determines the impact stress will have on our life. 

 

 

Kevin may be able to help you with the following Stress Solutions:

  • give you back some control
  • help you to feel good about yourself
  • stop or prevent stress overload
  • by helping you to think about ways that you can best adjust to each change
  • help you to anticipate and manage life changes and plan for them well
  • help you to think about the personal meaning of each change and identify some of the feelings you experience
  • by providing stress management and relaxation techniques that best work for you

 

Signs of Stress may be:

PHYSICAL REACTIONS

  • Tension
  • Heart beats faster
  • sweating
  • headaches
  • feeling faint
  • tight chest
  • breathing quickly
  • knots in your stomach
  • trembling / shaking

THOUGHTS and FEELINGS

  • can't make up your mind
  • feeling impatient
  • finding it hard to relax
  • confused
  • feeling like everyone is bugging you
  • difficulty concentrating
  • forgetting things often
  • not feeling so confident