In its most basic terms, stress is your body’s response to pressure, challenges or conflict of some sort. These pressures, challenges and conflicts are increasingly common in the world in which we live, with each and every one of us subject to increased workloads, financial pressures, responsibilities and expectations to succeed. Many of the factors that contribute to modern stress were not present when the physiological responses to stress developed throughout our evolution – stress and the way the body responds to stress is an ancient physiological response rooted in the notion of “fight or flight”. In days gone by, our ancestors may have faced stresses such as physical attack.
Stress served a very beneficial purpose in those scenarios, as hormones released at times of stress, such as adrenaline or cortisol, cause our bodies to prepare for an immediate physical response. Raised heart rate, increased alertness and paranoia were all once very relevant and beneficial responses within humans. Unfortunately, times have changed considerably. On the whole, humans do not face the same perils of old, yet stress response are still initiated by certain scenarios. Stress is now more likely to be triggered by work, home life and family dilemmas, and responses that have previously been highly beneficial - such as insomnia, jumpiness and anxiety - can become highly problematic in a person’s day-to-day life.
Fortunately, our awareness and understanding of stress has increased dramatically in recent years. Stress and anxiety have been treated with more and more respect due to studies and research projects demonstrating the huge negative impact stress can have on an individual’s quality of life. Diagnosis of stress related illnesses, such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder or Chronic Stress Disorder have increased considerably and more resources have become available for dealing with such medical problems. No longer are peoples difficulties around emotional well-being brushed under the carpet – there are plenty of rehabilitative options available for those struggling with stress related illnesses.
We have an established network of stress rehab providers across the country who specialise in overcoming and managing stress related illness through a range of psychological and medical treatments and interventions.
Stress rehab is designed to provide a structured approach to treating and overcoming lifestyle and health problems that are triggered by stress and stress related illnesses. If you’ve been diagnosed with stress or anxiety, or if you are experiencing physical symptoms you attribute to stress, such as headaches or migraines, insomnia, memory problems, poor concentration, irrational worries, a lack of motivation or a loss of appetite, you could benefit from engaging with a stress rehab centre.
Stress rehab focuses on unearthing the key issues that contribute to your personal experience of stress, identifying ways to manage these factors, developing the tools you need to manage stress within your life and accessing appropriate psychological and medical support to achieve this. The personal nature of stress in its various incarnations means that a ‘one size fits all’ approach tends not to work. That’s why our approach to stress rehab prioritises individual need, developing an understanding of each and every one of our clients’ background, outlook, medical history and lifestyle. With the correct information, we can then tailor a stress rehab programme that is entirely relevant to you.
Once you have made the decision to enter stress rehab, our experienced staff will work closely with you to establish a plan that suits your needs and your commitments. Stress rehab takes many different forms, and certain approaches are better suited to some than others. As such, it is difficult to determine what may work for you until a detailed psychological and social assessment has been undertaken.
Once your needs are established, treatments including counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mood management, Neuro Linguistic Programming, nutrition therapies and a range of other psychologically led interventions could form the basis of your stress rehab package. Secondary factors may also need to be considered, such as the presence of other more complex mental health problems, including depression, bi-polar or schizophrenia and the possible presence of drug and alcohol problems that may have developed as a way of ‘self-medicating’ the symptoms of stress. Fortunately, we can assist, and our commitment to your recovery means you can rest assured you will receive the best possible treatment, with discretion and sensitivity guaranteed.
Our stress rehab interventions are designed to suit all manner of budgets, commitments and levels of anxiety. We are confident that if you experience stress related illness, or have been experiencing recurring instances of symptoms indicative of stress or anxiety, we can offer you support and treatment that suits your needs. The fact you are reading this now is a strong indicator that you or someone close to you is struggling with the impact of stress. Whether our clients recognise the extent of this or not, our focus on motivation and self-awareness means that even those who may be sceptical or uncertain will soon recognise the benefits stress rehab can offer.
Our service is flexible and operates on a nationwide basis, incorporating experience, relaxed surroundings and a flexible, personal approach that means you we can work around your day to day life and the commitments that brings. If you are tired of the exhaustion and mental fatigue that stress has brought to you, you are likely to be ready to access the support you need to implement long-lasting relief from stress.
We are confident we can help you overcome the negativity stress can bring. If you feel you are ready to access the help you deserve, or you want to find out more about exactly what we can offer you by speaking to one of our experienced team members, get in touch for an informal, no obligation chat. We understand your needs and are committed to providing a confidential service that prioritises your personal needs. Get in touch with our team now.