Why is Stress Management Important?
Chronic stress levels have a real impact on mental health.
Ask yourself: Do you feel stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you suffer from negative thoughts? Do you feel anxious or lost or constantly worried?
Learning to manage and deal with anxiety, stress or depression is no
easy feat. Yet, there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. While it
might be challenging to face what feels like a big mountain to climb,
we do have the power to transform our lives and find inner peace.
“You have the power to successfully manage stress and live a
Stress is a survival instinct; it’s your fight-or-flight (emotionally anger and fear) response to a perceived threat. Stress can be good when it motivates you, but bad if it wears you down. Your relationship with yourself and your emotions is what influences your perception of whether stress is good or bad.
Your opinions are formed through filters in your unconscious mind; your values, beliefs, past experiences, language, culture and decisions. What causes stress for one person, might not affect another person.
Did you know that stress is the cause of up to 90% of all doctor visits!
Some causes of stress:
- Death of a spouse, child, close relative or friend
- Getting married, separating or going through a divorce
- Injury or illness
- Work problems and financial concerns
- Life milestones, ageing & retirement
- Moving or buying a house
Our stress management techniques can help with:
- Anxiety & depression
- Headaches, back pain, & chest pain
- Chronic fatigue & insomnia
- Digestive problems & skin rashes
- Building your immune system back to optimal health
Learn how to manage your stress,
enjoy a life of joy & fulfilment
An Integrative Coach in Hout Bay will help you discover a process that is best suited to your personality and lifestyle, incorporating a wide range of practical techniques, such as hypnotherapy and meditation, that you can implement to manage stress on a day-to-day basis.
When we determine the origins of your stress, you can either remove it or learn to manage it. Strong stress management skills lead to emotional awareness and self-realisation which helps you overcome anxiety and achieve a higher level of happiness and satisfaction. Chronic stress can lead to many health related problems.
The importance of Stress Management
Prolonged levels of chronic stress has a negative effect on our physical health, mental health and emotional health. While stress is unavoidable and a natural response, if we remain in the stressed state, chronic stress, eventually it starts to have an eroding effect on all areas of our life and can lead to serious health problems.
In order to manage stress, we need to learn how to disengage from the stress response and engage the relaxation response. Many people turn to addictive patterns of behaviour to manage their stress, which only makes things worse. While physical activity, a healthy diet and deep breathing can help to cope with stress, without dealing with the root cause it can feel like a never ending battle.
Effective management of stress is crucial to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Stress resilience is important if we want to enjoy this gift called life, so we must pay attention to learning how to relax and disengage from the stress response, and learn to engage the relaxation response.
What is Stress Management?
Stress management is a wide range of practical techniques you can implement to manage stress on a day-to-day basis. These skills lead to emotional awareness and self-realisation which helps you overcome anxiety and achieve a higher level of happiness and satisfaction.
The most successful people often overcome anxiety and stress with the help of an Integrative Coach.
The Difference between Stress and Anxiety
Stress is your response to change and the pressures of daily life, while anxiety is your reaction to stress.
- Anxiety can be triggered by stress and hangs around for a long time, causing significant impairments in the social, occupational and emotional areas of your life.
- Stress can be positive or negative and is generally a short-term experience.
If you feel stressed or anxious, you will find great relief with stress interventions, but will require a deeper process to eliminate the root causes of these challenges.
Did you know that Stress can:
- Make it more difficult to conceive.
- Speed up the ageing process.
- Increase your risk of stroke and heart attack.
- Trigger addictive behaviours, for example, smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, and overeating.
Frequently Asked Questions about Stress Management
Stress is a survival instinct; it’s your fight or flight response (emotionally anger and fear) to a perceived threat. Did ou know that change can also seem like a threat.
Stress is good when it motivates you, but bad if it wears you down. There are two main types of stress.
- Eustress: “Positive” stress that is motivating and exciting.
- Distress: “Negative” stress that is debilitating and destructive.
Your relationship with yourself and your emotions is what influences your perception of whether stress is good or bad. Your opinions are formed through filters in your unconscious mind; your values, beliefs, past experiences, language, culture and decisions. What causes stress for one person, might not affect another person. Stres reduction is crucial if we want to avoid serious health problems caused by chronic stress.
We will help you to discover for yourself the underlying stress in your body and mind, its root cause and the perceptions that follow it due to your unconscious mind interpreting reality based on your beliefs and current understandings. With a Stress Management Coach, you will:
- Learn how to manage your emotions.
- Understand how stress affects you physically and emotionally.
- Identify which circumstances trigger your stress response.
- Master meditation and breathe exercises for relaxation and stress relief.
- Live a more purpose-driven life free from anxiety and depression.
By understanding the unconscious mind and how to unleash its potential, you will discover your authentic self.