Stress is all too common in modern day society, where people routinely juggle multiple demands. These demands may be placed by one's occupation, education, social situation, relationships or lifestyle. Stress tends to occur when you perceive the demands placed on you to be greater than the resources you have to meet those demands. Although some people believe stress is part and parcel of life, it can have serious consequences: Stress has been associated with high levels of anxiety and depression, increased vulnerability to common medical health problems such as colds and flu and more severe medical conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes. Therefore it is imperative to intervene early with stress so that you can manage it and prevent long term disease and disability.

Symptoms

  • Uncontrollable worry
  • Low mood
  • Uncomfortable physical sensations such as palpitations, headaches, feeling hot and sweaty, butterflies in your stomach
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Feeling restless
  • Becoming easily irritable
  • Poor concentration or indecisiveness
  • Feeling tired and fatigued
  • Muscle tension
  • Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

Best Evidence-Based Treatments

The treatments for stress are similar to the treatments for anxiety and depression. However, for everyday life stresses that have not reached the point of a clinical diagnosis of depression and anxiety, Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy might prove most beneficial.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT combines simple meditation practices with cognitive therapy teachings to help people become more aware of unhelpful thoughts and feelings. This increased awareness allows us to respond more wisely, rather than reacting in habitual ways. It can thus help to build emotional resilience, and is open to all individuals dealing with everyday stress.

Elite Psychology comprises of an expert team, specialising in the range of best private evidence-based therapy for stress. Our highly qualified associates are accredited in all of the most successful therapies, complimented by psychiatrists who can prescribe medication on private prescriptions. We can assess you and provide the most efficacious therapy tailored to your difficulties. We know the importance of being understood, and endeavour to deliver the highest standard of psychological interventions to meet your needs.

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