Start Enjoying Your Work
We spend a third of our life at work, and for many, work issues are a common source of chronic stress. Problems at the workplace can be the source of pervasive mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and burn out, to name a few. Therapy can provide you with valuable coping strategies to help manage work related stress or burn out, as well as help treat mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Common Workplace Issues:
Gossip & Judgement
Low Motivation and Passion
The Physical Consequences of Work Stress:
Chronic stress can have a serious impact on your mental and physical health. Aside from causing anxiety, depression, burnout, anger, and low self- confidence, stress can also increase the risk of heart attacks, diabetes, strokes, insomnia, pain and digestive issues. Taking the steps to manage your stress early and improve your situation at work can reduce the risk of serious chronic illness in the long run.
Are You Working a High Stress Job?
Some people work in extremely high stress jobs that leave them with little to no time for recovery. In most cases, work related issues are temporary such as having a difficult co-worker or lacking motivation, but high stress jobs are stressful in their very nature. Those jobs include health care workers, firefighters, social workers, military personnel, police officers, and even wedding planners. Due to the high stakes involves, these workers are exposed to continuously stressful situations with little relief in sight. Learning proper coping strategies in these positions is essential to be able to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
How can therapy help?
Therapy can effectively treat a variety of different mental health issues including anxiety, depression, burn out, anger issues, and low self-confidence caused by chronic work-related stress. Therapists can also help you develop health coping skills to manage work related stress and difficult work situations. Therapists use various methods to help you manage stress including cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, meditation, EMDR therapy and clinical hypnosis.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT helps people recognize unhealthy thought and belief patterns that are worsening their anxiety and stress. A therapist can teach a person how to change these unhelpful thoughts and beliefs using reality-based evidence and improved coping skills.
Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness is a highly effective stress management technique where a therapist teaches you consciously pay attention to your thoughts, beliefs and feelings without judgement. This mindfulness helps relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety while also providing a long-term coping strategy to handle future stressors.
Meditation Therapy Techniques
Therapy guided meditation is a mindfulness technique that is effective in reducing anxiety, pain, depression and stress. The positive effects of meditation have been acknowledged in different cultures for centuries to help people cope with the difficulties of life.