The Home of Stress Management
could be described as the emotional and
physical response to the perception that
'expectations exceed our ability'.
However, this only causes stress if we
believe that what's 'expected' is
"It's not how high the pile of
papers are that causes stress.
It's how we feel about how high they are
that counts !"
- Dr Andrea Bathie
effects of stress ?
often gets out of control and takes over
our lives. Symptoms can include anxiety,
tension, mood changes, sleep problems,
depression, increased fears, loss of
humour, confidence, memory & energy.
Also there are various physical problems
such as indigestion, Irritable Bowel
Syndrome (IBS), headaches etc.
Common coping strategies can include
over/under-eating, smoking, drinking or
the release of frustration causing
intolerance and temper. Both stress
symptoms and coping strategies affect
relationships as well as work.
main problem with stress is that it
usually creeps up on us slowly. The more
stressed we become, the less we feel we
can cope & the harder we try, causing
yet more stress ! Left unchecked this
cycle can lead to 'burn-out' (physical
& mental exhaustion) and / or