Stress is often viewed as something that is out of our control. You may not be able to control the stress and stressful events in your life but you can control how you respond to stress. Stress plays a large role in the actual development of disease, both physical and mental. Stress overload can manifest itself in many different ways:
- Physical Symptoms include aches & pains, illness, diarrhea & constipation, nausea, dizziness, loss of sex drive, and rapid heartbeat.
- Emotional Symptoms include agitation, moodiness, inability to relax, irritability, isolation, depression, and general unhappiness.
- Cognitive Symptoms include anxiousness, inability to concentrate, memory problems, poor judgment, persistent negative self-talk, and constant worrying.
- Behavioral Symptoms include procrastination, too much/too little sleep, eating more/less, nervous habits, and use of drugs and alcohol to relax.
Many symptoms of stress can also be signs of other health problems. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed by stress and you would like to learn how to prevent stress overload symptoms and the health consequences that come with it, we will teach you techniques that will help to reduce stress and physical symptoms such as tight muscles, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and more. We’ll help you explore the mind-body connection between stress and illness and gain a better understanding for the need to engage in stress reducing techniques.