Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve
Does this sound like you?
A certain amount of stress is healthy and good. Stress is often an endorsement, a push for full engagement and occupation with one's internal resources, what makes you get your projects out, get the work done. You are "in the zone." Full engagement, all senses working together.
Some thrive on stress the way most of us know just how much caffeine we can tolerate in a day. The emergency room worker, the war reporter, the finance person in 'the pit', the news broadcaster, the mountain climber, the sports car racer, the skier, and the sailor are all examples of this.
But people often push themselves, or let themselves be pushed, past the point of just enough. The body begins to complain. Sleep becomes an issue — too much or too little — and bad habits flare. Instead of being super-focused, you're unable to focus at all; your world is a blur. You begin to forget details. Your mind wanders. You notice a pounding in your chest, and you wonder if you are having a heart attack, panic attack or the like. Your physician says you're healthy, but you have strong anxiety.
First order of business: Don't despair.
If you are burdened with any of these challenges, psychotherapy can help.
Together we will:
While understanding the causes of your reactions to stress, you can learn skills that have proven to be helpful to others to gain mastery over their lives once again
There's a lot to learn, a lot that can change. Please call me for a confidential consultation.
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