Category: Stress

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Online Counselling for Stress

Could online therapy sessions help you manage your stress? Life is stressful, there’s no doubt about it. But there’s ‘stress’, which for many people is shorthand for saying they are unusually busy or under short-term pressure, and true clinical stress. Stress is a normal biological function when felt in an acute situation, but if stress becomes chronic by being experienced

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Alcohol Addiction

The need for alcohol With the rise in the cost of living, the stresses of lockdown, home schooling, the war in Ukraine, and the uncertainty around our income, you would be forgiven for thinking that having a couple of drinks in the evening is an uncomplicated form of escape. As we are beginning to understand more about alcohol and drinking

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confidence

5 Tips For Improving Your Confidence

Whether at work or in our personal lives, our confidence and self-assuredness help to make sure we are striving to be the best we can be. While too much confidence can be a challenge, too little can impact many aspects of your life, including your mental health.  So, how can you work to improve your confidence? We have put together

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The 9 Challenges of January

If December is the ‘season to be jolly’, January is the season to be depressed. Hot on the heels of the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is the most emotionally and psychologically challenging. At The British CBT & Counselling Service requests for therapy triple in January with people feeling more depressed and anxious than at any other time. So why is this time of the year so difficult?

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bullying

Am I being bullied at work?

When it comes to this question there can be confusion with regard to what constitutes workplace bullying and, what to do about it. What is workplace bullying? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight there is no legal definition for workplace bullying, however they describe it as “negative behaviour being targeted at an individual, or individuals, repeatedly and persistently over time”.

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Reduce Stress – Improve Your Time Management

One of the main sources of stress and anxiety is poor time management. Here are 7 basic skills to improve your productivity: 1. Get started Obvious maybe, but a common problem is finding the motivation to get started. Research has shown that one of the main differences between good students and average students is their ability to get down to

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Why Stress is Necessary?

Stress, like all emotions serves an evolutionary function, that is, it is in essence something adaptive, something designed by nature to enhance our life. In the right measure stress is a motivator, it primes us to prepare, stress heightens our senses and awareness to optimise our performance. Without stress we would be consistently under prepared, we could do be able

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PTSD

4 Tips for Dealing with Stress

How to Deal with Stress 1. Identify the Source First look at external factors. Our lives should be filled with a balance of things that we ‘should’ do and things that we ‘want’ to do. When this balance is upset the result is stress, anxiety and often depression. So assess your current commitments and responsibilities and try to ensure that

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Stress at work

Stress at work

The work place is one of the most common places to experience high levels of stress and anxiety. It is unclear why this is exactly but it is likely to be a combination of the fact that our quality of life is largely dependent upon our financial security and much of our waking lives are spend in the work place

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Stress

Stress

Stress is a type of anxiety and it is the way that we respond to a challenge. Stress involves a reaction from both our mind and body and in appropriate measure stress is an adaptive, helpful and necessary way of dealing with demands. Stress motivates us to deal with tasks; once our brain identifies a challenge or demand it releases

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Panic Attacks? The Top 5 Reasons behind Stress

Stress is a part of life. It can manifest itself in different ways, depending on your situation. Knowing the key causes of stress and panic attacks may help you avoid some effects and be healthier. As one of the leading firms offering counselling in Clapham, we provide you the probable reasons behind your stress. Financial Problems Money is the number

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