Managing Stress and Anxiety
Reduce the stress and anxiety in your life. Learn how to re-set and relax and start the journey to mental and physical well-being.
Modern life can often be exhausting and stressful. It can be difficult
to switch off and the more we try, the worse it gets.Worrying about what
might go wrong, feelings of impending doom or a constant monologue from
our 'internal critic' telling us what we are doing wrong or what disaster might happen. This can impact on
sleep, our physical health and on relationships. Ultimately, it can lead to burn-out. It is really not surprising that so many of us get caught in the stress-trap. Covid, financial insecurity, floods and other natural disasters hare all things we have had to deal with - on top of everything else. Even the strongest of us, sometimes needs to press 're-set'.
Stress is not just 'in your mind'. It is part of a circuit....something will trigger the thought 'this is not safe'...the thought might be conscious or unconscious. Next, you feel tense and 'those' feelings start to intensify, which triggers more worry and so it goes on.
Know that stress and anxiety are (unconsciously) learnt habits...and so they can be re-set. I have a number of tools and techniques I can share to help you re-set and increase resilience. Tools to help you build self awareness, to develop new habits to better insulate you from life's pressures and to break the stress circuit.We may end up living our life in the past, beating ourselves up for what we did or didn't do; or the future, worrying about what 'might' happen; and we forget to enjoy the present moment. It becomes a habitual way of thinking.
Together, we will explore the potential triggers, your habits and the impact these are having on you. We will then start to focus on what is needed instead (calmer, relaxed etc) and how life will be different for you without so much anxiety.
I will share with you some techniques and tools that will help you and that you can take away with you to start using.
If you are feeling particularly anxious or wound up we will start the session with some simple, effective, relaxation exercises.
To book an appointment please email Tracey now or phone/text 021 169 8080.
let me what time of day suits you best. Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm, NZ time.
Appointments can be in person here in Waikuku, N Canterbury, or can be
done via phone or Skype.