Stress Management

Learn How To Better Manage Stress With Our Help

When was the last time you pampered yourself? Sometimes, answering such a trivial question can be difficult if you’ve been accustomed to living a stressful everyday life. Stress, in itself, isn’t exactly bad for our body. In fact, our capacity to respond to stressors proves that our body is fit to fight external threats.

However, stress in overwhelming amounts can cause adverse effects on our physical, mental, social and psychological well-being. At VIC Park Psychology, we want to help you find the best solutions for your situation so you can manage your stress better. With our help you can live a less stressful, and more enjoyable life.

Common Symptoms Of Stress

There are many signs of stress that you may not even realise. Here are the most common ones:

  • Increase irritability
  • Frequent sweating
  • Neck, back, muscle ache
  • Recurrent head pains
  • Frequent allergy attacks
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation and Diarrhea
  • Increased alcohol intake or smoking
  • Difficulty in getting enough sleep
  • Disturbed concentration
  • Poor hygiene and grooming
  • Weight gain or loss

Stress-Related Chronic Illnesses

When stress is prolonged it can cause problems on your overall health. Here’s the most common issues you may develop over time.

  • Heart Disease – Your blood pressure goes up every time you’re stressed which leads to increased chances of heart disease. Consequently, your body is consistently exposed to stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
  • Gastrointestinal Problems – Stress may not directly cause digestive problems, but it can be a risk factor that elevates the severity of such a disease. The activation of your “flight or fight” response shuts down the digestion affecting the contractions in your digestive system at the same time, decreasing digestive secretions. Your gastrointestinal tract becomes inflamed and makes you vulnerable to infection.
  • Depression – Stress causes increased levels of “stress hormones,” referred to as cortisol. When such increases occur, the levels of neurotransmitters, dopamine, and serotonin in the brain decreases. This alteration in the chemical system is linked to depression.

How Counselling Can Ease Stress

At VIC Park Psychology, we believe in the power of proper education, mentoring and collaboration when it comes to resolving stress-related management issues. Our trained team of clinical psychologists will help you understand how stress-causing agents affect you in a wide range of ways. At the same time, we’ll work with you hand in hand to unravel underlying stress factors that have limited your ability to live harmoniously while accomplishing daily responsibilities.

Through our Stress Therapy Counselling Services, we demonstrate how much value we put on our solution-focused cognitive framework. This is where we provide adequate psychological support that will better equip you to help yourself.

As your stress-management support team, we want you to regain full control of your life and be continually productive without damaging your body and mind in the long run.

Talk To Us

Taking an essential step towards recognizing stress-related issues will help you become more productive and positive. It’s important to note, however, that coping with stress can be something that requires help from other people. If you find yourself stuck in this situation, don’t hesitate to reach for our help. We are here to assist you in every possible way we can. Just give us a call today!