Dealing With Stress

Dealing With Stress

It is important to manage how we are dealing with stress daily.

It is impossible to separate stress from our lives.

How we manage our stress is vitally important.

We can often go into a 'fight or flight' state of mind. Depending on our past experience, for example, if there is past experience of trauma, this can lead to a different level of coping with stress, in comparison to someone who has had no experience of trauma. 

So how do we go about dealing with past traumatic experiences?

Well, we can talk to a family member, a friend or not talk about it at all.

If we speak to a family member, they may listen but, it may be difficult for them to hear or understand what's being expressed, feelings, emotions etc.

Leaving that individual feeling not heard or misunderstood.

Speaking to a close friend may leave that friend more burdened. The friend may want to help but feel unable to do so. Maybe for fear saying the wrong thing, perhaps.

Not talking about the traumatic experience, may lead to feelings of frustration, anger or worst.

So what else can be done?

Alternatively, we can talk to a professional. Someone who will listen, without judgement, in a safe environment.

That professional could be a Counsellor or Psychotherapist.

A trained professional is

A change of environment can also feel like a safe haven to unload trapped feelings and emotions.

To be heard and understood with a sympathetic ear, may help to speed up the healing process.  

Many people suffer in silence, in fear of being judged or fear of not being taken seriously.

There are several different types of therapy for today, and several ways of healing the mind and body, but only a few will be mentioned here.

First of all, let's talk about Psychotherapy and Counselling.

What's the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?

Psychotherapy goes deeper into the issue(s) which means it can take several months, in some cases more than a year to get to the root of the problem. Several tools and different techniques are used to help the client.

Taking care of your mental, emotional and physical health by doing a series of practical things that will keep you functioning.  

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