Stress management encompasses techniques intended to equip a person with effective coping mechanisms for dealing with psychological stress, with stress defined as a person's physiological response to an internal or external stimulus that triggers the fight-or-flight response.
Techniques of stress management include autogenic training, deep breathing, exercise, relaxation techniques, fractional relaxation, progressive relaxation, relaxing music, classical music, time management, cognitive therapy, conflict resolution.
Stress management is effective when a person utilizes strategies to cope with or alter stressful situations.
Transactional model of stress management (Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkman) focuses on the transaction between people and their external environment proposing stressors to be perceived as positive or challenging rather than a threat. Transactional model interprets stress as a misbalance between demands and resources.
The therapist helps stressed people to change their perceptions of stressors, breaking the stressor-stress link and providing them with strategies to help them cope and improving their confidence in their ability to do so.
Health realization, innate health model of stress states that stress does not necessarily follow the presence of a potential stressor. Stress management focuses on the nature of thought, quiet mind, inner wisdom, and common sense.
The therapist helps stressed individuals to understand the nature of thought providing them with the ability to recognize when they are insecure thinking, how disengage from it and access natural positive feelings to reduce their stress.
Stress management has physiological and immune benefit effects. Changes in blood pressure and galvanic skin response can also be measured to test stress levels, and changes in stress levels.
Positive outcomes are observed using a combination of psychotherapeutic interventions, treatment of anger or hostility.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.