Stress management Perth
All of us experience times of stress at some point in our life. There are lots of coping mechanisms that can be put in place to help us cope better when we’re under stress.
Psychologist for stress Perth
What is stress?
If you’re feeling stressed you may experience the following:
- impatience or anger
- a sense of dread
- being overwhelmed
- worried, panicky or afraid
- racing thoughts, poor concentration
- low mood and difficulty enjoying yourself
- reduced interest in life
- lost sense of humour
- physical tension
- sleep problems
- changes to appetite and digestion
- skin rashes
- bowel changes (constipation/diarrhoea)
Optimal stress balance
Optimal stress balance
When our demands are less than our resources.
Here we are operating below our capacity. While this may be fine some of the time, it can also be associated with feelings of boredom, reduced motivation, and reduced confidence.
Chronic stress Perth
Is stress a diagnosable medical condition?
Though chronic stress itself is not a diagnosed mental health disorder, it can make certain mental health and medical conditions worse and may trigger them as well.
Further, if you are going through a stressful period and have experienced significant distress or impact on your functioning for several months, you may be given a diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder.
This diagnosis refers to distress that is out of proportion to the severity or intensity of the stressor, and would not be given if a person had recently experienced a bereavement. Sometimes our level of stress is well explained by the experiences we’re currently going through, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to improve how we’re feeling at those times.
Stress treatment Perth
Stress management/treatment for stress
- communication skills,
- prioritising demands,
- and sleeping habits
- learning how to ‘unhook’ from unhelpful thought patterns,
- learning to reduce perfectionism
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Metacognitive Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help to address these difficulties. Your clinical psychologist will also help you to be clear on what’s important to you in life and to make sure you’re engaging in life in a way that’s aligned with your values.
Contact our friendly staff today to book an appointment.