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May 2013

Stress and Anxiety

Many of us suffer from stress and anxiety. Some stress can be useful, to make us achieve and sometimes to keep us safe, but sometimes stress levels reach unhealthy proportions and anxiety can become crippling, or at the very least unpleasant.

What can we do about stress and anxiety?

I believe we can help to alleviate stress and anxiety levels if we focus on the following:

• Aim for a balanced, nutritious diet

• Do some exercise, preferably outside in the fresh air (even if it’s only a walk)

• Listen to music, or undertake another activity we enjoy

• Use Mindfulness techniques and/or meditation

• Take time out for pleasure – socialise - it’s important to meet with friends and family and to do    things we enjoy to relax

• Learn a new activity, do that art class you promised yourself, or find something else that  interests    you

If your stress and anxiety feels overwhelming, think about seeing a counsellor. Talking about your anxieties with someone who values how it feels for you personally, can be very healing in itself and may help to uncover some ways forward.

If you would like to contact me regarding counselling, you can do so via this website here:

I am also listed here:

BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling Directory

Counselling Pages/Azurecounselling

Haven Therapies

Other Blogs:

November 2015 - Are you a carer? Do you have caring responsibilities?

January 2015 - Christmas Pleasure Or Pain

December 2013 - How Important Is Your Mental Health?

March 2013 - Ethics Inside & Outside The Counselling Room

Mary Saunders                                          07890 806501

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