Stress Management

To a certain extent stress is a normal part of being human. Sometimes though our stress levels can reach a point where we feel overwhelmed and are unable to function like we normally do. This might happen in the context of a situation like a break-up or work-related stress or it might be the result of an accumulation of a number of smaller stressors or changes over time. When our stress levels reach a point where it’s hard to function like we normally do our physical and mental health typically suffers, as do our relationships and overall wellbeing.

Potential warning signs that stress is taking a significant toll on your life:

  • Having a racing mind
  • Constant worrying
  • Difficulties concentrating and focusing
  • Feeling restless, nervous or on-edge
  • Difficulty winding down or relaxing
  • Not enjoying people or activities that you normal enjoy
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Appetite changes
  • Irritability
  • Difficulties with anger
  • Changes in mood (e.g. feeling depressed or anxious for extended periods of time)
  • Physical health issues
  • Using drugs, alcohol or eating to cope with stress

We can help you to improve your stress levels

There are several effective psychological treatments for managing stress, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness. Each of our psychologists have extensive experience helping people to decrease their stress levels and enhance their wellbeing. We will work with you to identify your own personal triggers for stress and develop an individual plan for coping with stress in the future using scientifically supported tools and techniques. To find out more information about each of our psychologists click here. You can also contact us to make an appointment on (03) 9376 1958 or