Stress is a natural part of life. It comes in many forms and affects different people in different ways. Many serious medical conditions have been linked to excess stress. Feeling chronically stressed should not be left untreated, especially if stress symptoms appear such as weight gain, high blood pressure, sleep loss and excessive headaches. Sometimes, stress may originate from within ourselves if we tend to worry about the future too much. If you are experiencing issues related to stress, be sure to see your doctor.
If you are worried that any of these issues is affecting you as a result of stress, it is okay to ask for help. Unchecked, excess stress can lead to coping mechanisms such as overeating or substance abuse. Therapy and counselling is a common method to address and deal with the emotional issues related to stress. We can help you to compartmentalize your stress and focus on one thing at a time. Identifying stressors, developing a healthy outlet for releasing your emotions, developing coping strategies and practicing self-care can all be a part of the therapeutic process. At Peace of Mind, we understand how stress can affect your life and we believe that no one should face these issues alone.