About Stress Management from CFHP
We all have a certain amount of stress in our lives but sometimes work, relationships, family and financial pressures can start to feel a little overwhelming. If this goes on for long enough, it can start to affect your health and your confidence.
You might have tried the usual methods of stress relief with mixed success, with whatever relief you did get likely only short lived.
Our dedicated psychologists are highly qualified in the use of evidence-based therapies which offer insights and tools that can make an incredible difference in your life, enabling you to gain control over your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
By becoming more self-aware and understanding of your beliefs and motivations through our effective stress management Brisbane services, you’ll have a full range of approaches to solving your problems.
But What Exactly Causes Stress?
Stress generally begins with your own personal evaluation of a situation or event as being negative in some way, such as difficult, painful or dangerous. You then feel that you lack the resources or capability to cope with the situation or event, and you start to feel stressed.
Stress can arise from a number of different life situations, including:
- Environment stressors such as climatic conditions, noise and traffic
- Social stressors such as relationships, death, financial problems and major life changes
- Occupational stressors such as deadlines, job interviews, presentations and time management difficulties
- Physiological stressors such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise or sleep
At the Centre for Human Potential, we offer stress management Brisbane wide, and we will help you learn to identify and challenge your negative thoughts and beliefs about certain situations and give you the tools you need to replace them with more positive, adaptive thoughts and beliefs.
There’s a myriad of stress symptoms that can affect a person long after the particular situation that triggered it is over. In fact, sometimes the symptoms linger for so long that the association is not often recognised for some time.
Stress can present itself as physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional conditions which if not properly addressed and managed with the help of a professional psychologist Brisbane, can become a serious problem for your health, relationships and overall wellbeing.
Common symptoms include:
- Frequently recurring colds or headaches
- Bowel irregularities
- Weight gain and loss
- Skin problems
- Hair loss
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Poor judgement
- An overload of anxious thoughts
- A pessimistic attitude to life in general
- Uncharacteristic aggression
- A sense of isolation
- Irrational responses to normal situations
- Increased dependence on drugs or alcohol
- Feeling agitated and unable to relax
If you are finding it difficult to manage and relieve the stress in your life, seek the help of our qualified and dedicated psychologists who can provide effective programs and treatment for stress management Brisbane wide.
What Does Stress Management Involve?
Stress management can involve:
- Changing the circumstances in your life that are causing stress
- Incorporating relaxation techniques and other strategies into your daily life to help reduce the effects of stress
At CFHP, we utilise cognitive behavioural therapy to help you change your thinking patterns.
In a lot of cases, stress is caused more by your perceptions or attitudes about a situation rather than the situation itself, and your unrealistic expectations of yourself or others around you.
We will help you combat your negative thoughts by first identifying them and where they come from, and then challenge them with more positive, adaptive thoughts. By changing the way you think about certain situations, you can also change the way you feel.
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Treatment Through Healthy Habits and Lifestyle Changes
We will help you develop a number of healthy habits and lifestyle changes to enable you to effectively manage your stress in your everyday life. These habits include:
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If you have been experiencing high levels of stress for a long period of time, it’s interfering with you enjoying a healthy and normal life, or you are struggling with managing it yourself, our experienced psychologists can help. We can identify the behaviours and situations that are contributing to your stress, and give you the tools you need to make changes to the things that are in your control.
No one is completely immune to stress and stressful situations, but with education and proactive stress management, Brisbane based CFHP can help you beat it and live a healthy, positive life.