What is stress?

You are under too much pressure at work. So many deadlines. Family concerns. Financial worries. Trying to keep all those balls in the air at once. And no time left in the day to simply take time out and relax.

The way we are designed to respond to pressure is to go into the 'fight or flight' response - this dumps lots of adrenalin and other chemicals into our system and gets us through the situation. Which is fine if it's only short-term.

What is happening in today's frantic society is that our bodies are in this incredibly heightened state for long periods of time and this can eventually cause many health problems. This is stress. 

Stress tension

What are the symptoms of stress?

Most people suffer with at least one of these symptoms. It's when you're noticing that you have a few (or more) of them that you should be considering seeking some help with your stress and anxiety as they can lead to physical health problems in the future.

  • Tired even after a full nights sleep
  • Reduced or no interest in sex
  • Increased consumption of alcohol
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Short term memory is problematic
  • Irritable or angry over minor issues
  • Difficulty in making decisions
  • Loss of appetite or over-eating
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Indigestion
  • Headaches (migraine and tension)
  • Minor illnesses that are more frequent

... and the list could go on.

Stress can have a devastating effect on your body.

The Thrive programme is very effective in the treatment of anxiety and stress so why not call me now and book an appointment for a free consultation. There is no obligation on your part or mine. Don't wait for your next stress attack - do some anxiety and stress management now. Your body will be eternally grateful!

I offer a free initial consultation so phone me on 0409 254 500 to book an appointment. Many issues can now be dealt with via Skype sessions if you are unable to come in to the clinic.