Stress Management Courses and Services Cairns

Stress Management Courses and Services CairnsModern life is demanding. It is full of never-ending and conflicting requirements on our time. As society has become more and more ‘busy’, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. However, when you are constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.

Stress and the toll it takes

Stress affects us in many ways, including:

  • Emotionally: anxiety, depression, tension or anger;
  • The way we think: poor concentration, forgetfulness, indecisiveness, apathy or hopelessness;
  • Behaviourally: increased drinking and smoking, insomnia, accident proneness, weight problems, obsessive compulsive behaviour or nervousness, gambling.

 

Physical illness caused by stress

When we feel under stress, our body kicks into high gear to deal with the threat. Our heartbeat, breathing rate and blood pressure all go up. The longer we feel stressed, the greater the demand on our body. The more often we are placed under stress, the more often we have to use energy to cope. Eventually, our bodies develop illnesses as a reaction to this stress, such as cardiovascular diseases, ulcers and chronic fatigue.

Coping strategies

To deal with stress more effectively, it helps to investigate your stresses and how you react to them. Try to:

  • Understand what situations make you feel stressed;
  • Understand what situations you can and can’t control;
  • Prepare for stressful events in advance by thinking about the future;
  • Keep yourself healthy with good nutrition, exercise and regular relaxation;
  • Do happy things every day.

Stress management courses and counselling in Cairns and North Queensland

Stress is something most people suffer from in varying degrees. The cause of stress can vary and understanding the best way to manage stress is best handled on an individual and case by case basis. For that reason, Crispian Jones from Seachange Psychology offers stress management courses and counselling services in Cairns and North Queensland.

If you are struggling to cope with stress in your life and need assistance through proven support and counselling techniques, call Crispian Jones at Seachange Psychology on 07 4041 4147.

Cairns Psychologist Rebates

Health fund rebates may apply and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. If you do see your doctor and he writes you a Mental Health Care Plan to see a psychologist, you are entitled to 12 sessions in a calendar year and you will receive a rebate from Medicare of approximately $84.80 as at 2015.