TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR STRESS

February 2, 2010

“People waste more time waiting for someone to take  charge of their lives than they do in any other pursuit.” – Gloria Steinem There are  two kinds of people in the world:   those whose moods  and actions depend mainly  on what happens   to them, and  those who take responsibility  for  how they  feel,  regardless of […]

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STESS SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT

January 30, 2010

Stress causes many  symptoms  – about 70% of patients visiting the family doctor and anxious or depressed rather than physically ill.  However, it’s a mistake to put all symptoms down to ‘stress’ when there is something really wrong. Here are some tips on when to be concerned about serious illness. Chest pain is common when […]

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COMMUNICATION AS A STRESS RELIEVER

January 27, 2010

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Recent studies show that the most important thing to do before you communicate with anybody is   to know who you are talking to and be able to empathize wiuth that person. As Henry Ford said:””When I am ready to reason with a man  I spend one-third of my time thinking  about […]

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CHANGE AND AMBIVALENCE

January 11, 2010

It’s not just at New Year,  but  any time  we seriously try a  significant life change, we may  be quite surprised by how quickly our motivation evaporates with time and with the  stresses and temptations we face.  It’s disappointing and confusing when we remember how keen we were at the start. On the surface it […]

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TIPS FOR STICKING TO NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

January 5, 2010

What ever we resolve on New Year’s Eve, many resolutions soon bite the dust once we’re under stress. But failures and relapses are always part of successful permanent change — for instance, smokers on average need six tries before totally breaking free. When you have a problem keeping your resolution, ask yourself if it’s a […]

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Twelve – 30 Second Stress Reducers

December 23, 2009

• SEE yourself controlling a huge array of skills and strengths • WRITE down your 5 top problems & your first action for each • ASK yourself how important each will be in 5 years • BREATHE. 5 times Slow & Regular. Count 4 in and 5 out • PICTURE a beach or aother relaxing […]

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The Symptoms of Stress

December 23, 2009

“It requires a great deal of inexperience to be beyond the reach of anxiety”. (Anon) How often do you experience  feelings like these:  Pounding, rapid heartbeats; irregular, shallow breathing – a feeling you can’t get enough air; churning stomach or tense, tight muscles in your neck?     Many people visit their doctor  with  such symptoms, which […]

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12 Keys to Stress Control

December 23, 2009

You don’t have to have had a stress-free life to be happy. Everyone will face lots of problems, and happiness seems to come from facing problems and overcoming them. The more we strengthen ourselves by practising these basic ideas, the more likely we are to experience our share of happiness.  Remember this  phrase: Ready?  We’re […]

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Stress Symptoms – Illness or Anxiety?

December 23, 2009

Stress  and  anxiety  often cause  real and  very  unpleasant  symptoms.   A 29 year old man is rushed to hospital gasping for breath, feeling weak and faint and tingling all over.  Is  he having a heart attack?  A stroke?   No, his distress turns out  to be  caused  by an anxiety attack, or ‘hyperventilation’. When  something  triggered […]

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Stress Symptoms to be Worried About- Signs of Stress

December 23, 2009

Stress causes many  symptoms  – about 70% of patients visiting the family doctor and anxious or depressed rather than physically ill.  However, it’s a mistake to put all symptoms down to ‘stress’ when there is something really wrong. Here are some tips on when to be concerned about serious illness. Chest pain is common when […]

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