High-stress levels can be caused by a variety of life situations including work pressure, difficult relationships, financial difficulties, a loss, or bereavement. Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious physical, as well as mental health problems. Inability to sleep, increased alcohol intake, and anger outbursts are all early symptoms that can alienate the stressed person from those around them and add to the problem. When stress, and your reaction to it, are dominating your life and there is no chance to switch off, it is time to seek help.
Nightingale Counsellors work with you to identify your particular triggers, find resources to deal with stressful events and overwhelming feelings, and develop a strategy to help you get your life back in perspective. The time is now, we need to slow you down to a pace where you can start to remember how to consider yourself and not just in the here and now but for your future self. Personal development will also feature in the work we do with you.
Company Directors, Chief Executives, and other high-powered business people are often almost paralysed by stress. Increased workload, extremely long work hours, and intense pressure to perform at peak levels, along with excessive travel and too much time away from family, contribute to stress levels. Talking about your business, how it impacts you personally and emotionally, can help you get back on track and release your potential for personal and professional growth.
Workplace stress is a serious employment issue. It can be a cause of despair and can limit us from realising our full potential. Relationships at work, organisational set-ups, change, and work patterns can all play a part. If we need to please others or work in a high pressured environment, we may be susceptible to stress, and unable to protect ourselves in the face of deadlines and targets. If you constantly dread work it may be useful to seek help from a Nightingale Counsellor. Talking about your challenges, learning assertiveness skills, how to prioritise and delegate, and how to manage time, are all useful for managing work-related stress, helping towards a more fulfilling career.
Difficult Relationships in the Workplace
Dealing with difficult people can contribute to your stress levels. Employees who frustrate you and clients who abuse you are factors we face in our working life. Learning how to deal with difficult people can counteract the stress these situations cause. How you communicate with difficult people is the key to changing their behaviour towards you.