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Gulistan KARACA

Gulistan KARACA

(1)
Clinical Psychologist
Licence:BPS
Experience(Years): 5+
Given Sessions: +3000hours
Languages:Kurdish,Turkish,English
Working with:Individuals,Couples,&Teen
Area:Stress,Anxiety,Relationship issues, Trauma,Family conflicts
Dr.Livia Tedaldi

Dr.Livia Tedaldi

Clinical Psychologist
Experience(Years): 24+
Licences:BABCP,HCPC
Given Sessions: over 23000hours
Languages:Italian,Portuguese,English
Working with:Individuals,Couples,&Teen
Areas:Depression,Anxiety,ADD,BPD, Bipolar,ASD
Lorena S.

Lorena S.

(8)
Psychotherapist
Experience(Years): 17+
Given Sessions: over 7000hours
Languages:Spanish,French,English
Working with:Individuals,Couples,&Teen
Area:Depression,Anxiety,Burnout, Addictions,Fears,Low Self-esteem,Family Conflicts
Rocsanni G.

Rocsanni G.

(1)
Life Coach/Reiki Therapist
Experience(Years): 5+
Given Sessions: +2000hours
Languages:Spanish,Portugue,English
Working with:Individuals,Couples
Area:Anxiety,Stress,Low Self-esteem,Self-Discovery, Emotional WellBeing
Paula C.

Paula C.

(2)
Psychotherapist
Licence:BACP
Experience(Years): 6+
Given Sessions: over 2000hours
Languages: Romanian,German,English
Working with:Individuals,Couples,&Teen
Area:Stress, Anxiety,Relationship issues, Family conflicts,more..
Sam Agnew

Sam Agnew

Psychotherapist /Life Coach
Licences:BACP
Experience(Years):7+
Given Sessions:over 2500hours
Languages:English
Working with:Individuals,Couples,&Teen
Area:LGBTQIA+,ADHD,PTSD,CPTSD, Anxiety,Dyslexia,Dyspraxia,Dyscalculia
Stress therapy refers to various forms of psychological treatment aimed at helping individuals manage stress and reduce its negative effects.

The goal of stress therapy is to help individuals develop effective coping skills and reduce the impact of stress on their lives. Through therapy, individuals can learn to manage stress in healthy ways, improve their physical and mental well-being, and achieve their personal goals. Additionally, therapy can help individuals build resilience and increase their ability to handle future stressors.

Therapy for Stress

What is Stress?

Stress is an innate reaction resulting from our caveman days. Humans had to deal with threatening situations, which caused our brains to release a variety of 'stress chemicals' such as cortisol and adrenaline, resulting in the fight-or-flight response. Nowadays, we rarely encounter threatening situations; however, our brains continue to react in this manner when we are under pressure.

Stress has become a common companion in today's fast-paced society, weighing heavily on our minds as we navigate the complexities of work, relationships, and personal development. Acknowledging the pervasiveness of stress in contemporary life, TimeToBetter appears as a ray of hope, providing a thorough method for managing stress.

TimeToBetter recognizes that stressors are present in all facets of life and seeks to clarify this modern paradox. We address both the underlying causes of stress as well as its symptoms in our holistic approach to stress management. By considering the connections between your mental, emotional, and physical health, our integrated approach enables us to offer comprehensive care that supports your general health and vitality.

Causes of Stress

Stress causes can vary greatly from person to person, as everyone's experiences, circumstances, and coping mechanisms are unique. However, there are some common factors that can cause stress in many people's lives. Here are some common sources of stress:

  • Stress at Work
  • Relationship Problems
  • Financial Problems
  • Health Issues
  • Major Life Changes
  • Traumatic Events
  • Uncertainty and Lack of Control
  • Overwhelm and Burnout
  • Environmental Factors
  • Personal Factors

Traumatic experiences such as discrimination, racism, and emotional abuse can also exacerbate stress, potentially leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . Stress can also be exacerbated by underlying conditions like alcoholism, ADHD, autism, menopause, and eating disorders . Addressing these issues alongside stress management can result in a more holistic approach to overall well-being.

It is critical to understand that stress is a normal response to difficult circumstances, and that everyone experiences it differently. Identifying the specific sources of stress in your life can help you reduce its negative effects on your health and develop effective coping strategies.

Symptoms of Stress

Understanding the signs of stress is essential to determining when you might need to start acting to properly manage it. The following are a few typical signs of stress:

  • Emotional Symptoms: Anxiety, irritability, mood swings, feeling overwhelmed, depression , low self-esteem .
  • Physical Symptoms:Headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, changes in appetite, increased heart rate, breathing problems.
  • Cognitive Symptoms: Difficulty Concentrating, Forgetfulness, Racing Thoughts, Negative Thinking, Poor Judgment.

Understanding these early warning signs enables people to intervene before stress escalates. Seeking professional help, such as anger management therapy, can also help people learn healthy ways to express their emotions, manage conflicts, and navigate difficult situations with resilience.

For example, suppose you're under a lot of stress because of an abortion decision. In such cases, seeking professional help can help you navigate the emotional complexities of the situation and make informed decisions that are consistent with your values and well-being.

If you frequently experience multiple of these symptoms, it could indicate that stress is negatively affecting your health. Getting assistance from a therapist, counsellor, or medical expert can help you create stress-reduction plans that work and enhance your quality of life in general.

How to Deal with Stress

Handling stress effectively is essential for maintaining your overall well-being and quality of life. Determine the circumstances or occurrences that make you stressed. Knowing what stresses, you enable you to better anticipate and get ready for them. Connect with friends, family, or support groups who can provide insight, encouragement, and perspective.

Furthermore, implementing effective management for stress, such as practicing relaxation techniques, setting boundaries, and engaging in regular physical activity, can help you cope with stressful situations and maintain a healthy life balance.

Talking about your feelings with trusted people can help you feel better and gain new perspectives on stress management. If stress becomes overwhelming or chronic, seek help from a therapist or counsellor who specializes in addressing chronic stress. Professional help can provide you with coping strategies, tools, and techniques that are tailored to your specific needs.

When to Seek Help for Stress?

Knowing when to seek stress relief is critical for your overall health and preventing it from worsening. When your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are constantly dominated by stress and it becomes difficult for you to go about your daily life as usual, it's obvious that you could benefit from getting professional help.

Persistent physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive problems, fatigue, or muscle tension that are directly related to stress should not be ignored. Seeking help can address these symptoms and prevent them from worsening.

If stress is interfering with your performance at work or school, resulting in lower productivity, absenteeism, or difficulty focusing, seeking help can prevent further deterioration in your overall well-being.

It's important to remember that seeking stress relief is not a sign of weakness, but rather a proactive step toward better mental and emotional health. Whether through therapy, counselling, or other forms of support, seeking help can provide you with the tools and resources you need to manage stress and live a healthier, more balanced life. Addressing stress and mental health concerns early can prevent them from escalating into more serious issues and contribute to overall well-being and resilience.

What is Stress Therapy?

Stress therapy, also known as stress management therapy, is a type of psychotherapy or counselling that aims to help people cope with and manage stress more effectively. It focuses on identifying stressors, developing coping strategies, and improving overall well-being.

Tips to manage stress include understanding stressors, recognizing their impact on thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learning practical techniques for reducing stress and increasing resilience. Stress therapy can benefit individuals dealing with stress-related symptoms from various sources such as work, relationships, health issues, or life challenges.

Additionally to its focus on general stress management, stress therapy can be extremely beneficial in the context of marriage or relationship counselling. Marriage therapy, a type of stress therapy, is intended to address stressors and conflicts within a romantic relationship, resulting in improved communication, understanding, and connection between partners.

Overall, stress therapy provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment in which people can explore their stressors, learn new coping skills, and develop resilience to help them navigate life's challenges. It enables people to take control of their stress and live healthier, more balanced lives.

It's easy and convenient to get professional help for stress management with TimeToBetter. From the comfort of your home, you can book appointments with our experts online. You can also select from a range of communication channels, such as text, email, phone calls, and video calls. All the necessary tools are integrated into our platform, so there's no need to download or install any additional apps.

Conclusion

In conclusion, stress is a common part of modern life, affecting people in various ways and originating from a variety of sources such as work, relationships, health issues, and major life changes. Recognizing the signs of stress, which include emotional, physical, and cognitive symptoms, is critical for determining when to seek help.

Seeking professional help, whether through therapy, counselling, or specialized programs such as anger management or marriage therapy, can be extremely beneficial in understanding and managing stress. TimeToBetter provides individuals with convenient and accessible options for seeking professional stress relief. Individuals can receive personalized support tailored to their specific needs and preferences by working with highly qualified therapists, counsellors, and life coaches who are available online.

At TimeToBetter, we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to stress management. That is why we provide personalized support based on your specific needs and preferences. Our team of highly skilled therapists, dietitians, and nutrition coaching can help you thrive by creating personalized stress management plans.