Do you feel as if
there is a battle
going on inside of
you and you have
no control...?

Where does stress come from?

Where does stress come from?

Stress is both internal and external; it can be cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioural. Each category comes with it's own symptoms.  To find out more about symptoms of stress (many you'll already know) click here.

External Stress

In a common external stress for many of us is the acceleration of technology.  How many people take their work home with them (i.e. their lap top or their i-phone); how many students spend more than 2 hours per day on face-book?   Other external sources of stress include family, work, the weather, interest rates, and major life events.  And if you've got teenage children, welcome to a whole new realm of parenting! Employment is no longer permanent and stable. Finances are changable in the flash of an eye. And the stock market... well let's not go there.  Let's face it, to get through life's challenges, you have to have a competitive edge, but at what cost?

Internal Stress

Internal sources of stress can be even more demanding the external sources!  Physical and mental illness, internal feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment, beliefs about your performance and your own self-criticism or worse yet - internalisation your parents voice! (How ghastly) Internal stresses can result in feeling like life has no meaning, hopelessness, helplessness, substance abuse, agressive / abusive behavious, anger, plus many unreleased issues from your past. 

What Can You Do About Stress?

  • Learn to control the events in your life that cause stress so that you have less stress.
  • Adopt a new attitude so that you respond less intensely to the stressors that you do have.
  • Learn to undo what stress has been doing to you.
  • Book into to see a therapist who can help you today.


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