Stress is a natural part of behaviour and in the short term can be a healthy reaction to situations in everyday life. However, continuous stress will weaken your ability to control your emotions and can have a severe negative impact on your daily life, work, sleep, behaviour, activities and relationships.
Sometimes when we are under a tremendous amount of stress we can find ourselves coping. Subsequently, when the stressful situation resolves itself we can then feel anxious, tired, unsettled and overwhelmed. Although, this is normal it is recommended that those feelings should be explored so that, you possess the necessary skills to manage future stressful situations.
At Let's Talk we can help you explore and identify the root and the triggers, of your stress. We can help you develop coping skills, breakdown problems or issues into manageable parts which will greatly reduce and eliminate stress or the aftermath. We can help you manage your own time and use it to your benefit. We can help you to become more assertive so you can say no, when you feel others are taking advantage or taking you for granted.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a perceived near death experience such as a traffic collision, serious assault, sex abuse, physical abuse, rape or witnessing a suicide attempt. PTSD may also occur after experiencing other traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one or losing someone through suicide. Sufferers of PTSD can experience flashbacks, hyper vigilance, depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, agoraphobia or outbursts of anger.
Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward. We understand at Let's Talk that it may be very hard to take that first step to get help. However, it is important to realise that although it may take some time, with proper treatment you can get better.
You may be relying on alcohol or drugs to cope and in the short term and this may appear to be beneficial. However, in the long term using a substance as a coping mechanism or, to manage your emotions and feelings can have a negative impact on your wellbeing. You may then find yourself with the additional problem of alcohol or drug misuse and the stress and anxiety becomes worse instead of better.
If you or a loved one are effected by the issues here and you wish to seek further information call Let's Talk at 085 7181267.