Stress is a normal part of daily life. In fact, our body needs a certain amount of stress to become more resilient to future battles that we face. Take exercising as an example: it’s hard, but over time the added pressure we expose ourselves to makes us stronger. But sometimes there can be too much stress, damaging us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Even if the stress is something we’re struggling with on an emotional level (such as a relationship or addiction) it can make our bodies physically ill.
When life throws significant levels of stress at us – more than we can handle – it can be too much for us to deal with on our own.
At The Dell Center for Therapy, we work with clients in Palm Beach County, Salt Lake City, Provo, West Valley and Park City to find coping mechanisms that diffuse the mental and physical strains caused by severe or chronic stress. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, you can find new ways to ease the mental and emotional imbalances caused by stress and anxiety, giving yourself the freedom to find joy in everyday life.
Once you are able to view things from a different vantage point and process what’s going on in a new way, it becomes easier to mentally address specific stressful situations as they come up. As a result, you can reduce your risk of secondary illnesses or injuries caused by the physical strain that stress puts on your body. You may never be able to completely eliminate stress from your life, but finding new ways to deal with it can lessen its severity on your wellbeing.
“Am I Dealing with Too Much Stress?”
Even exciting milestones like having a baby or buying a new home add stress to our lives. When multiple milestones or life changing events occur at once, it can be too much for us to emotionally or physically “process.” As a result, we can experience problems like high blood pressure, anxiety attacks, or even depression.
Here are just a few examples of everyday events that could negatively affect you, when they seemingly happen all within a short period of time:
Chronic stress and anxiety aren’t just a little problem that get in the way of your job or family life; it can start to effect everything around you.
Although you may feel like the stress you’re dealing with is “normal,” it could be that it’s become so severe that your body no longer knows the difference. Having too much happening at once isn’t your fault, but you will need to find a way to manage the stress (such as through counseling, meditation, and exercise) so that your mind and body don’t start to “shut down” due to the excessive strain.
When life happens, a professional stress therapist or doctor can help you get through the rough patches. If you’re already suffering from panic attacks, it’s time to talk to our counselors in Utah or Florida.
Addressing Stress Can Give You a Head Start
Tackling stress head-on can give you the boost you need to take on challenges, feel confident in your new job role, and enhance your personal relationships. But it’s not something that you can always do on your own or by having your physician prescribe an anxiety pill. Self-care is extremely important, but sometimes we need to learn new ways to look at and process the stress attacking us, or get a psychotherapist to help us eliminate some of the unnecessary stress from our life.
Our Utah or Florida stress management therapist offers private counseling in Salt Lake City, Provo, West Valley, Palm Beach County, Park City and the surrounding areas, as well as online. We can meet you in your favorite coffee spot, for a walk in the park, or via teleconference. There’s never been an easier way to get professional support for managing the ups and downs of life!
Schedule your first session online or over the phone, today!