Stress is an undeniable part of being human. Every generation since the dawn of time has been faced with stressful situations, and today’s society is no different. We have many things to deal with: long hours, financial stress, the pressure of balancing careers with raising families, all while trying to carve out some time for ourselves.
Not only does stress come hand-in-hand with anxiety and other mental health concerns, it takes a toll on our bodies. It triggers the “fight or flight” response, which elevates our heart rate and blood pressure, makes our skin sweaty or clammy, and may create digestive problems. A general lifestyle of stress frequently results in insomnia, which in turn creates anxiety, leading us into a cycle that is difficult to break.
Contrary to what many people realize, stress can be a positive thing, and frequently it results from positive events. For example, no one can deny that starting a new job or moving to a new house are intensely stressful experiences. But at the same time, they can be exciting.
At InnerSight Psychotherapy, we do not merely treat the symptoms of stress. We will not teach you calming techniques and send you on your way. We will take the extra step of helping you discover whether you are subconsciously choosing to immerse yourself in a stressful lifestyle. We believe in providing sustainable long-term solutions, and that means exploring the root causes of your issues.
If you are struggling with stress, whether it is a general lifestyle issue or a result of a major life event, contact us. Our therapists and counsellors are here to help you regain a life that is happier and free from crippling anxiety.