Anxiety and Stress
Control your emotion---control your life.
What is stress?
Stress is caused by a number of factors that one can say that:-
- Stress is when you feel under pressure to do something and think you will fail.
- A balanced lifestyle and coping strategies can help you manage stress.
- Issues that cause stress cannot always be resolved but changing your expectations of a problem may help.
- Untreated stress can lead to serious illness.
- It’s important to get help if you feel you can’t cope.
We at Maxima Coaching can assist you to manage stress and anxiety by a combination of NLP therapy and strategies combined with clinical hypnotherapy and treating the person holistically and achieving congruency between the conscious and unconscious mind in understanding the patterns of behaviour so they can be managed so the stress does not control your life.
We at Maxima Coaching understand how to apply NLP or maximum benefit in giving you the tools that can help you manage the anxiety and stress so that you take control of your life.
We can assist you so that your emotion do not control your life but rather you control your emotions thereby reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Effects of stress
Stress affects us in many ways, including:
- Emotionally – anxiety, depression, tension, anger
- The way we think – poor concentration, forgetfulness, indecisiveness, apathy, hopelessness
- Behaviourally – increased drinking and smoking, insomnia, accident proneness, weight problems, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, nervousness, gambling.
Stress and anxiety
Untreated stress can turn into a mental illness such as an anxiety disorder or depression.
Almost everyone experiences some anxiety. This is normal. However, an anxiety disorder is different from everyday anxiety – it is more severe, can persist and may interfere with a person’s daily life.
Common anxiety disorders include:
- Panic disorder
- Specific phobias – such as fear of flying or of spiders
- Agoraphobia – fear of public places or of being away from home
- Social anxiety disorder – fear of the scrutiny and judgement of others
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – following a real and very distressing event such as a disaster, accident, war, torture, violent death or assault.
Other, less common, anxiety disorders include:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Acute stress disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder – the person is constantly worried, often about irrational things, and cannot be reassured.
Anxiety is a very treatable condition. There are many different psychological and medication options. Treatments need to be individually decided on and regularly reviewed to make sure they are effective and to minimise side effects of medications. Separately and in combination, psychotherapy and medication therapy generally produce good results.
Untreated anxiety disorders and depression
Untreated anxiety disorders can lead to serious depression. Depressive illness is common – about 17 per cent of Australians will suffer from depression at some time in their life.
Depression is about twice as common in women as in men. The most common time in life for people to suffer from depression is in their 40s. However, it can develop at any age. Depression is often associated with an increased incidence of suicide. The annual suicide rate for people with depression is three or four times higher than that of other psychiatric disorders.
Stress at work
Stress in the workplace is common and is caused by many different factors, including excessive hours, conflicts with others and feelings of isolation. The amount of stress a person experiences is often determined by whether or not they can accept that some things in life will simply never be sorted out to their satisfaction. For example, a person may feel stressed by the way they are treated by their employer or by the behaviour of a work colleague.
Sometimes, this stress can be resolved by dealing with the particular behaviour. In many organisations, there are processes to deal with workplace problems like harassment, victimisation or unfair treatment. In many cases, the problem can be resolved if the behaviour is changed.
However, some problems will never be fully resolved and you may have to accept them. For example, if someone who you think is poorly qualified is given a job you felt entitled to, you may continue to feel stressed, unless you are able to let go of that grievance and move on.
If you wish to benefit from:-
NLP coaching and Clinical hypnotherapy
Telephone Dominic on 0410 410 356.