Stress Management


Stress management is absolutely vital in today’s society to keep your relationships, your career and your health in a state of good well being. Dealing with mental and physical stress is a necessary part of being human. Our bodies were made to handles certain amounts of stress on a regular basis. However, it is how high those levels of stress go and how quickly and easily we can release stress when it reaches a certain point. TLC Partners in Birmingham UK can help you to learn to balance your life.

In short bursts, a moderate amount of stress can keep us sharp and alert. Over the long term though, an excessive amount of stress can break down the body and destroy your health. Some medical statistics show that up to 75% of all illnesses are created by an extended stress response in the body. The effects of long term stress can be devastating to your physical, emotional and mental health. It lowers your ability to perform physical tasks and interferes with abstract thought, making decisions and creativity.

Preventable illnesses costs companies in the UK, hundreds of millions of pounds every year. With an active lifestyle, many ailments that keep people from working can be eliminated. There is overwhelming evidence that states a nutritious diet, regular exercise, positive friendships and supportive family relationships and the ability to relax deeply without worrying, is vital. Stress management creates an internal physiological response that keeps the body in a regulated state.

Additionally, incorporating all these practices makes for a generally happier state of mind and allows you to cope better with stressful situations at work or at home. Workplace stress is considered to be one of the biggest occupational hazards.

Stress management starts with recognising the sources of stress in your life and TLC Partners based in Worcester can help you do that. It varies with everyone and your deepest sources of stress are not always obvious. It is easy to overlook our own stress producing thoughts, emotions, habits and behaviours. So, ask yourself a few questions:

-Do you tend to regard being under stress as temporary even though you can’t remember when had time to relax?

-Do you accept stress as just part of your life in general or your personality?

-Do you blame your stress on external sources?

TLC Partners can help you identify where and how your stress is caused and help you identify the triggers that produce the stress in your life. There are always internal perspectives that contribute to the role stress plays in your life. Stress management is within your control, as long as you have the understanding and mental and behavioural tools to deal with it.

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"