E-Stress Management

Are you stressed?

We live with more stress than ever before. Changes in the economy, the environment, technology, work, social and family life – all pile on the pressure. And on top of that, we still have to deal with everyday problems and hassles.

The effects of stress

Stress manifests itself in many ways and can lead to a range of symptoms. Any of these symptoms can be ‘early warning’ signals that you have too much stress in your life.

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Inflexible thinking

Emotional Symptoms

  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Fears or phobias
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness or isolation
  • Upset by change
  • Depression or general
    unhappiness
  • Loss of pleasure/ enjoyment

Physical Symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Nausea/ dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heart beat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Indigestion
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Tense/ painful muscles
  • Breathing difficulties 

Behavioural Symptoms

  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail-biting, pacing, rapid speech
  • Quick to anger
  • Sticking rigidly to routines
  • Avoiding situations or people

How E-Stress Management can help

E-Stress Management is a holistic, integrated stress management course that brings together all these elements. It will help you develop the skills to deal with demands competently, in a way that supports your health, your well-being and your goals.

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How to deal with stress

Is E-Stress Management for you?There are different ways of dealing with stress, some more helpful than others.  Some people try to ignore it, but find it doesn’t make the stress go away.  Others push themselves even harder, putting their physical and mental health at even greater risk.  And some make small changes, but discover they’re not enough.

To live a balanced, healthy life, we need a broad-based approach to stress management. We need to understand the demands on us from every angle: where they come from, the threats they pose and how they interact with our bodily responses - as well as the way we think, feel and behave.