"That which arises when the pressure placed upon an individual exceeds the capacity of the individual to cope" CBI
"The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed on them at work" HSE
Stress is not a new concept. It is a natural reaction whenever the demands being made on you are greater than your capacity to cope. Those pressures may come from various sources, and when their combined effect is overwhelming, stress occurs. This increased arousal of the autonomic nervous system, for prolonged periods in times of extreme stress is what causes problems - something for which there is no outlet in the modern-day world. Anyone can suffer from stress.
Stress upsets the normal body chemistry.
It can produce a wide range of physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms including:
Excessive, prolonged stress may contribute to a wide variety of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
Stress may also be a factor in many physical conditions e.g.
The important thing to remember is that anyone can suffer from stress - it is not a sign of weakness. Learn how to develop mechanisms for controlling, or eliminating unnecessary levels of stress to improve your quality of life, using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and relaxation exercises.
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