Stress Treatment

Stress isn’t something that can be given a normal medical diagnosis and there is no specific treatment but there are plenty of techniques you can use to try and feel better.

Talking Therapy

Trained talking therapy professionals can help. Stress is a common issue and most counsellors have experience with helping people with stress. This will typically involve the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you understand and recognise your own feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and use that knowledge to spot unhelpful patterns and triggers. Once you are equipped with this information you can make appropriate changes to reduce your stress.

Mindfulness based stress reduction

This is a technique which combines mindfulness, meditation, and yoga techniques with a stress reduction focus.

There are a huge range of free resources online to choose from, if you want to give this a try, and you can also pay for more advanced content.

Get out in to Nature

The NHS has recently begun recommend outdoor activities like fishing to help people with their mental health. You don’t have to take up fishing though. Just being outside in nature is a way of improving your wellbeing. You could just do more gardening or walking the dog. Or something a bit more involved like joining a conservation project or an outdoor hobby like hiking or clay pigeon shooting.

Other Resources

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? The first thing that a lot of people think of is someone doing a Yoga position making that cliche “hmmmm” noise…it’s doesn’t have to be anything like that. Mindfulness is about being aware (or as aware as you can be) of the feelings and sensations going on within and around you in

Meditation videos

If you fancy listening to examples of meditations, check out these great videos. Anxiety – 10 minutes Depression – 10 minutes Sleep – 1 hour Learn to let go – 35 minutes Confidence – 27 minutes Self Image and Self Esteem – 11 minutes Detach from Overthinking – 42 minutes

How to Meditate

Like any skill, meditation takes practice.  Below are a few steps you can take to begin a meditation. Set a timer and give it a go!  1) Find a place where you can sit quietly and undisturbed. Keep your posture upright.  2) Set a time limit. If this is your first time, try 5 –

Why Meditate

Why Meditate? Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects.  While researchers do not yet fully understand how meditation works, the benefits are clear.  Positive physiological effects include: a lowered state of physical arousal reduced respiration rate decreased heart rate reduced physiological indicators of stress Some psychological and emotional benefits can

Meditation Definition

Definition Meditation is a practice in which a person uses techniques such as mindfulness, to encourage a state of awareness and focussed attention. This can help achieve a state of mental and emotional calm and stability.  Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now, and have your full attention on what