Have you been under pressure for a period at work perhaps because of considerable demands and unclear expectations?
Maybe you do not have the overview of tasks that you normally do?
Maybe you find it harder to sleep and remember things?
Do thoughts go around in circles, is your mood low and is your patience compromised?
Does your body feel like it is in a constant state of alertness?
Then you are probably affected by stress.
Stress is not necessarily problematic. Most people feel stressed from time to time when they are pressured at work or in their personal lives. Stress is not an illness, but rather a physical state, which over a longer period of time, can lead to the development of different health issues. Short-term stress is a normal and helpful reaction, which assists you when it is necessary to act quickly. However, if the body is in a constant state of alertness over a longer period of time, then it can become problematic.
When does stress become problematic?
Physical symptoms of stress over a long period include a racing heart, headache, restlessness and frequent infections. Psychological symptoms of stress can be a low mood and difficulties remembering and concentrating. It can be hard to be fully engaged in activities with others, as the focus is often on other tasks that need to be completed. It is also not uncommon that people suffering from stress find it difficult to make decisions.
It is important to take long-term stress seriously by seeking professional help. With appropriate and timely help, it is possible to prevent the development of other ailments, such as anxiety, depression, burnout and heart disease.
What do I get out of treatment?
Together we will discover how the stress developed, what fuels it and what you can do to deal with it. Step by step you will become better at recognising the danger signs and acting on them. Eventually you will again feel in charge of your everyday life.
What is a typical number of sessions?
A typical treatment of stress consists of 7-9 sessions over 2-3 months.