Talk to a Camberwell counsellor about stress management

October 28, 2016

Stress is a natural and normal part of everyday life. But if you feel it’s taking over and controlling your behaviour, it might be time to talk to a Camberwell counsellor about simple stress management techniques.

While chronic stress can take a terrible toll on people’s mental and physical health, its effect doesn’t stop there. Its destructive touch can spread to family and loved ones, friends and work colleagues.

So don’t let it get to the stage when it’s impacting negatively on you and others. Take a proactive step and turn to a Camberwell counsellor from Reflection Psychology Group for help. Our experienced counsellors can help you identify triggers that send your stress levels soaring and the warning signs you display such as teeth grinding or a drop in tolerance levels. We can work with you to understand your personality better and help you down the path to a more positive attitude.

It’s all about equipping you with strategies to cope effectively with stress and finding what works for you. Activities including meditation, breathing exercises, regular physical activity, healthy eating and adequate sleep can all play a part in helping to manage stress.

People suffering from serious levels of stress can present with a range of symptoms. These can include headaches, depression, lack of confidence, anxiety, indigestion, insomnia, mood changes and feelings of overwhelming loneliness.

There are many things that can cause our stress levels to rise to an unhealthy amount. Work, relationships, financial problems, illness and health issues can all contribute to high stress levels.

With the help of a professional counsellor, you can learn techniques to calm yourself the minute you recognise warning signs that your stress level is about to climb through the roof. While some situations that trigger stress might be out of your control, counsellors can teach you ways to make positive changes to the ones that you can actually do something about.

Stress knows no boundaries. It can impact people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re from Glen Iris, Brunswick or Heidelberg or any other suburb in Melbourne, no-one is immune to stress.

If stress is having a negative impact on your life, talk to a Camberwell counsellor about ways to manage the issue. Please contact us at Reflection Psychology Group to book an appointment.