Stress Management in Counseling
Your body and mind are programmed to react to life’s challenges quickly and efficiently. But if you’re constantly responding to more and more demands, your stress response can get worn out. When stress is high, your mood can dip, your relationships can suffer, and your health can decline. You might feel burned out at work and as though your efforts in life have little purpose or overall effect. All of these results can put you at risk for anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems.
- physical symptoms
- sleep problems
- excessive worry
- trouble focusing
- irritability or anger
- changes in eating habits
- relationship conflict
- social isolation
- increased caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol use
How can counseling help with my stress level?
Counseling can be a fantastic space to explore how stress is interfering with your life. Our counselors can help you begin to identify thoughts and behaviors that lead to overworking or excessive worrying. Once a person has insight about these patterns, they are able to take tangible steps in their day-to-day life to reverse the tide of stress. Counseling can also be a great space to care a plan of self-care that can recharge and sustain your body, mind, and spirit. People who take proactive steps to seek counseling when stressed also lower their risk of future depression or anxiety problems.
If you’re tired of letting stress rule your life, reach out to the Midwest Center for Hope and Healing today.