Symptoms of Stress
Stress can manifest in the four different areas of our functioning. The psychological, the emotional, the physical and the behavioural aspects of ourselves can all suffer and go on to exhibit an impeded level of functioning.
And because everyone reacts to stress in different ways, depending on your personality and how you respond to pressure, the symptoms may vary, however they are likely to be some of the symptoms you may experience:
- Driving erratically
- Loss of appetite
- Lessening of patience
- Increased use of alcohol
- Tension in your body
- Sleep disturbance
One of the most important starting points is to identify what are the primary contributing factors to the stress and then what you might be doing to further contribute to it. Then beginning to break the cycle and develop strategies, soon turns things around and gets you back in control.
At Debbie Smith Therapies we offer both face-to-face help with managing stress and an online course. The course is eight weeks and is facilitated online.
We have specialist practices in Northampton, Milton Keynes, London and other surrounding areas. Additionally we can offer online stress management sessions for those who are further afield or are struggling to make it to a practice.
If you would like to have a chat, either call or e-mail me.
Our meetings can be face to face, or via Skype/FaceTime.
Dr Debbie Smith – BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Expert Witness | BPS Chartered Scientist | HCPC Registered | UKRCP Registered
BACP Senior Accredited Member | Certificate of European Psychology – EuroPsy
Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine