Anxiety and depression

How to manage Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States with 85% of adults in a 2018 study experiencing regular bouts of stress in the UK. Stress and anxiety are starting to affect people from a much younger age, with more children than ever on medication or being treated for disordered eating or self-harm. Co-dependence, addiction and uncontrollable anger as well as dis-ease are just some of the ways that our stress and anxiety manifests.

With advice and support, we will put into action a plan that will change your life. This will be a collaborative relationship, in which you will need not only to “help”, but also to experimentally follow the advice I give and you will experience change. Rediscover happiness.

I have personally experienced anxiety and using my story went onto publish my book, to help others break free of anxiety.

Stress management

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Stress management

Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Stress Management is the process of controlling stress, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. It is important to find a manageable level of stress and avoid stress beyond that level using techniques that works best for you. Reducing stress in your everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall health, as it can improve your mood, boost immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive.

Do you suffer from addiction, insomnia, headaches, decreased energy, irritable? All these are some of the signs of stress.

What stress can do to your body?

Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Being able to recognise common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

The 3 stages of stress

There are three stages of stress: the alarm, resistance and exhaustion stages. The alarm stage is also known as the fight or flight stage. When you're in the alarm stage, your heart beats faster, sending more blood to your arms and legs in case you need to fight or flee.

How can NLP coaching help?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help us to uncover and understand the root causes of anxiety, stress and depression and identify changes that need to be made. ... Meditation - a powerful way to gain control of physical tension and find inner peace. Relaxation - can calm the emotions and clear the mind.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help us to uncover and understand the root causes of anxiety, stress and depression and identify changes that need to be made. It could be anything from dealing with fears and phobias and negative beliefs to resolving issues from the past or worries about the future.

Working with me, a NLP coach will allow you to really get to the bottom of underlying issues, so that you can manage your life more resourcefully and move forward. Valuable NLP techniques will introduce you to new ways of thinking, which in turn, will bring balance to your life.

Measure your stress levels - DASS Form

Please download the DASS questionnaire which is used to measure your Stress, Anxiety and Depression levels. This form will help you identify what level you are currently experiencing.

The DASS is a set of three self-report scales designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress.

Characteristics of high scorers on each DASS scale

Depression scale

self-disparaging
dispirited, gloomy, blue
convinced that life has no meaning or value
pessimistic about the future
unable to experience enjoyment or satisfaction
unable to become interested or involved
slow, lacking in initiative

Anxiety scale

apprehensive, panicky
trembly, shaky
aware of dryness of the mouth, breathing difficulties, pounding of the heart, sweatiness of the palms
worried about performance and possible loss of control

Stress scale

over-aroused, tense
unable to relax
touchy, easily upset
irritable
easily startled
nervy, jumpy, fidgety
intolerant of interruption or delay

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