My Approach to Stress Management
A definition of stress that I find most helpful is: WHEN THE TASK BEFORE ME (OR PRESENT LIFE SITUATION) IS GREATER THAN MY PERCEIVED ABILITY TO COPE. In recent years it has become more apparent that escalating stress is a major contributor to our declining physical and emotional health. It would be unrealistic to believe that, in both the workplace and our personal relationships we can live a totally stress free life. The fact is - stress is part of life. It is important that we learn to understand and manage our stress levels effectively. It is becoming increasingly more important to identify sources of our stress before we can take appropriate action in addressing the core issues. The goal in all of this would be to improve self awareness and understanding, identify sources of stress and either bring resolution where possible or find ways of reducing the stress level to normal functioning levels.
I would be happy to help you with this.
In my Stress Management Practice I have devised an eight step model to help a person identify and understand the sources of their stress. The visual work sessions can aid in empowering the person to make changes through revised thinking and behaviour, thus reducing their stress level. The positive experience of change can become the building blocks for increased self esteem and self confidence. The result can help restore a sense of internal peace and wellbeing.
- Step 1 - Introduction and Stress Test
- Step 2 - Identification of Stress Areas
- Step 3 - Visual Stress Mapping
- Step 4 - Understanding the Emotional, Psychological and Physiological aspects of Stress
- Step 5 - Visual Charting of Emotional, Psychological and Physiological impact of Stress
- Step 6 - Exploration of how stress affects Thinking, Behaviour and a person's quality of life
- Step 7 - Exploration around Change - Thinking/Behaviour
- Step 8 -Working at Implementing New Thinking and Behaviour and working towards Stress Reduction
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss it further.