STRESS....
...it can overwhelm and leave us anxious, depressed and/or feeling confused.

Stress can be defined as a state of body tension and worry due to problems that threaten your way of being. This may shift perspectives towards the tense and/or negative, possibly interfering with our overall sense of well-being. If stress is chronic, it can cause a person to feel anxiety, depression and an inability to rest.

Possible causes of stress:

Which may include, but are not limited to some of the following:

  • COVID-19 lock down

  • life transitions

  • job stress

  • loss of job

  • moving

  • rejections

  • negative/ disparaging comments

  • failure

  • distressed relationships 

  • communication difficulties

  • parenting stress 

Possible effects of stress:

Which may include, but are not limited to some of the following:

  • anxiety

  • worry

  • sadness/depression

  • stressed thinking

  • perfectionism

  • agitation/ irritability

  • negative and critical beliefs of self

  • feeling overwhelmed

  • denial

  • helplessness/ hopelessness

  • loneliness/ isolation

  • racing thoughts 

  • muscle tension

  • feeling of hyper drive

  • freeze reactions