Stress Management

Each individual is exposed to a range of stressors both at work and in their personal lives. In the working environment certain occupations have higher stress levels than others and individual employees will react to the situation in different ways.

You can be forgiven for thinking that Stress Management is now a product. It is something that is packaged and hyped to business as a means of helping employees deal with situations that challenge their belief systems in some way.

It is argued that some stress is good and this is true. However, many people feel stress as a result of a fear of loss of something, or the fear of being unable to acquire or maintain something. This is not so good!

For some people, this "thing" is their job or their career itself, or being unable to perform according to someone else's standard. Confrontation with peers or superiors often causes employees great problems. It could be loss of “face” or esteem, or the result of some humiliation for a small mistake made just once. However, it is always fear. For others, it is the belief that they do not have the resources they feel they need to function in some way. This can be hard for many people to accept, but it is none the less true.

As an individual therapist, my concept of stress management is not management of stress. So why is it called Stress Management on this web site? - So you would find it! My approach deals with the underlying beliefs that make the stressor (that which causes the person to feel stress)- stressful in the first place. In other words, why “cope” or “manage” something which has a real solution or resolution?

A highly successful approach in resolving the stresses that are commonly encountered in work situations is Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy or REBT, often in combination with another fast and effective process for change such as Hypnotherapy, EFT or EMDR. At the very least, such an approach can minimise the effects of stressors and more commonly, negate their effects entirely. This is the approach favoured by the practitioner at this clinic.

So how do I find a Therapist?

You just have! If you would like to consider having therapy, or just find the situation you are in difficult and don’t know what help you really do need, call John Thornley on 07595 880250 .