Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

We are in strange and uncharted waters which are the type of circumstances that can trigger heightened anxiety in anyone, especially people with pre-existing anxiety disorders. It is a time of rapid change and not everyone can cope well with change, resulting in high levels of distress. If you, or someone you care about, is struggling to manage their anxiety, then here are some tips to help:

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Stress Management

Stress is a common experience for many in our modern, fast- paced world. The biggest contributors to stress are financial worry, health concerns, relationship problems, adjusting to changes, work demands and just having too much to do and not enough time. Changes in technology have meant that we are now available to friends, family and our workplace 24/7. Our senses can get overloaded with stimulation in our waking hours, making it harder and harder to switch off and de-stress. Signs of stress include irritability, agitation, inability to relax, muscle tension often around the neck area, nausea and having lots of nervous energy. The effects of chronic stress can include stomach ulcers, irritable bowl, reduced immunity, skin irritations, high blood pressure, heart disease, headaches and chronic pain. Continue reading “Stress Management”