Coping with Stress
What is stress?
Stress occurs in response to how we perceive a situation or event. The body reacts to the perceived threat by increasing the production of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol into the bloodstream which triggers the “fight or flight response”. We require a certain amount of stress for survival purposes, but prolonged periods of stress are not good for your mental or physical state.
Are you stressed?
- Stomach issues
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle and joint pain
- Frequent urination
Good Stress, Bad Stress
Stress can be great! We need a certain amount of stress to get out of bed in the morning and to meet the demands of a challenging day. But too much stress for too long causes long-term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression and anxiety.
Maintaining Performance under Pressure
Many people want to carry on working and juggling despite being stressed, and in many cases, there are ways we can help you achieve this. we will work with you to harness what is good about stress and help you manage the negative aspects of it.
Sometimes stress gets to the point when it is overwhelming. In these cases, we will work with you to think about what needs to change and how. It isn’t always possible to change the situation causing stress, in which case we will help you by increasing your resources and ability to cope.
Common signs of stress:
- Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
- Reduced problem-solving skills
- Feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope
- Difficulty prioritizing tasks
- Overreacting to minor events or setbacks
- Irritability, anger
“Stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century”
World Health Organization
Our Team of Psychologists and Counselors Helping you to Manage Stress
“Most honest and professional psychologist…She is a true blessing to the community and has changed my life for the better.”Female, 34
Dr Marie Thompson
DHCC Psychologist & Clinical Director
Dr Rebecca Ferguson
Dr Monica Thompson
+971 (0) 4 4403844
Unit 203, 2nd Floor, Building 49
Dubai Healthcare City, right next door to City Hospital
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