Therapy and Support for Stress
Stress is a normal part of life and the human experience. We can't completely prevent it, but there are certainly things we can do to reduce stress in our lives where possible, and cope with the stress we cannot avoid. Interestingly, stress can be linked to trauma as some trauma responses are natural stress-increasers. For example, if you have grown up with parents who had extremely high expectations of you that have evolved into perfectionism behaviours, you are going to find life much more stressful than someone who has not had this experience.
Indicators of a stress problem:
Difficulties controlling worry and overthinking
Feeling constantly tense, keyed up and on edge
Being more emotionally reactive than usual
- Feeling like one more thing is going to tip you over the edge
How We Can Help
If, during a thorough assessment, your stress symptoms are determined to be linked to a trauma response, your therapist will use a trauma-focussed therapy, likely Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) if applicable.
If a thorough assessment determines that your anxiety is not likely to have been caused by trauma, your therapist will utilise evidence-based therapies for stress including:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
If this information resonates with you or you would like to know more, contact us now.