Stress Management

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Stress Counselling London

Are you stuck in your life and not sure what you want out of your life? or something is creating constant anxiety of fear in your mind?

A warm welcome from Subodh Gupta, trainer, and author of the best-selling book “Stress Management a Holistic Approach“. Subodh has over 15 years counseling & training experience.

Specialist areas include;

  • Stress Management,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Relationships,
  • Life Coaching 

We provide:

Single stress and anxiety management session (£29 for 45 min session via skype)

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How  Stress and anxiety Counselling program works:

The program is totally practical where you hit the ground running from the first session. The program involves active interaction, discussion, and relaxation techniques. The program is systematically designed to identify the cause, plan and action in a holistic way. 

Contact us at –  infoATsubodhgupta.com for more info,(Please use @ in place of AT)

Note: We are not a clinical psychologist and we don’t go into making a case study for years. 


Causes of Stress

Following are the most common causes of stress:

Health problems, if you have a chronic illness such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes etc.

Emotional problems, such as unexpressed or uncontrolled anger, depression, grief, guilt, or low self-esteem.

Relationship problems, if you do not have someone to share your feelings with, are having difficulty in a relationship.

Your surroundings, if you live in a dangerous or uncomfortable area where overcrowding, crime, pollution, or noise is a problem.

Your job, if you are unhappy with your work or your work is dangerous or too demanding.

Your social situation, such as poverty, loneliness, or discrimination based on race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Lifecycle transitions and developmental stages, such as becoming a teenager, leaving home or getting married.

Conflicts with your belief system—your perceptions and beliefs about the world, life, and yourself. For instance, if you place a high value on family life but don’t have the family life you want, you may feel stress.

Symptoms of Stress

Stress affects different people in different ways. Stress can either help to increase the effectiveness or it can hinder the effectiveness of an individual, depending upon the stress level. The chemicals that are released by our body as a result of stress can build up over time and cause various mental and physical symptoms. These are listed below.

Mental symptoms
• anger,
• depression,
• anxiety,
• food cravings,
• lack of appetite,
• difficulty sleeping (mental),
• feeling tired, and
• lack of concentration.

Physical symptoms
• constipation or diarrhea,
• cramps or muscle spasms,
• nail-biting,
• nervous twitches,
• feeling restless,
• a tendency to sweat,
• sexual difficulties such as erectile dysfunction or a loss of sexual desire,
• muscular aches, and
• difficulty sleeping (physical).

If the above stress symptoms continue for a long time, it could lead to

Cancer
Heart disease
Respiratory distress
Diabetes
Asthma
High Blood Pressure etc

It is advisable to take action to get rid of stress from your life.

Facts related to Stress
Britain counts the £100bn cost of stress in the workplace

As per Mind the mental health charity, STRESS at work is causing depression and anxiety in one in five Britons and costing the country £100 billion a year in lost output. Among the causes of workplace stress are poor working conditions, personality clashes and employers’ failure to take stress seriously.

Early warning signs include insomnia, fatigue, muscle tension, palpitations, breathlessness without exertion and headaches.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive suggests that 20 percent of employees suffer from stress levels described as “very” or “extremely” stressful. The TUC reported that 58 percent of workers complained of stress because of their jobs.

Stress is the number one health concern in British organizations in 2006.
About half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill up to 5 million people in the UK feel “very” or “extremely” stressed by their work a total of 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression, and anxiety in 2004. Figures derived from the Labour Force Survey in 2004/05 indicate that around 13 million working days were lost due to work-related stress in this year. Stress along with Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) accounted for around 70% of all work-related working days lost in Great Britain.

Fast Stress Relief Method to temporarily reduce stress level:
1) Breathing Exercises

Deep breathing is an easy stress reliever that has numerous benefits for the body, including oxygenating the blood, which ‘wakes up’ the brain, relaxing muscles and quieting the mind. Breathing exercises are especially helpful because it can be done anywhere and these can quickly de-stress. Abdominal breathing and Yogic full breathing are good examples.

2) Meditation
Meditation builds on deep breathing and takes it a step further. When you are in a meditating state, it results in the release of certain hormones that promote health.

3) Visualizations
One can imagine oneself achieving goals like becoming healthier and more relaxed, doing well at tasks, and handling conflict in better ways. Also, visualizing oneself doing well on tasks one can improve one’s performance through visualizations.

4) Massage
Your sense of touch is closely linked to your state of mind and is vital to your sense of well-being. Work with this need by getting a message from a friend or a professional. If neither is available, you can use do self-massage which will also work great in promoting circulation, releasing tension, and helping you feel more relaxed.

5) Instant Relaxation Technique
By tensing and relaxing all the muscle groups in your body, you can relieve tension and feel much more relaxed in minutes, with no special training or equipment. Start by tensing all the muscles in your face, holding a tight grimace 3or 4 seconds, then completely relaxing for the next few seconds. Repeat this with your neck, followed by your shoulders, etc. You can do this anywhere, and as you practice, you will find you can relax more quickly and easily, reducing tension as quickly as it starts!

6) Light Music
The right music can actually lower your blood pressure, relax your body and calm your mind.

7) Hatha Yoga
Yoga is one of the oldest self-improvement practices around. The major benefit of yoga is that it combines the practices of several other stress management techniques such as breathing, meditation, imagery and movement, giving you a lot of benefit for the amount of time and energy required. One can begin with gentle yoga exercises and, later on, build up the strength for advanced yoga postures.

More information on Yoga research 

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