Work Stress

WORK RELATED STRESS, ANXIETY, REDUNDANCY FEARS, BULLYING AND WORRIES – NLP, LIFE COACHING AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY CAN HELP 

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Coaching and NLP – Stress and Stress Management

A certain level of stress is actually useful to you and help your body to prepare for certain challenges, so it’s probably impossible to live without any stress. But too much stress, especially if it’s day in, day out, can cause physical and emotional problems. Common causes of stress include stress at work, redundancy, money worries, illness or injury, marriage breakdown and bereavement.

Stress can cause symptoms such as high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, palpitations and can eventually lead to stress related illness such as ulcer, hypertension and (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome.  It can also lower immunity and cause low morale, relationship problems and lower motivation in personal life at work and at home. Everybody has a different threshold to stress.

Stress and anxiety often lead to one feeling overwhelmed, which is when the body’s natural defences are triggered, and the hormone cortisol is released into the blood. This has the effect of raising heart and breathing rates – in preparation for the stress of the situation at hand. If this is not properly managed this scenario can lead to a perpetual feeling of pressure or nervous tension, which can be exhausting for sufferers.

Stress can lead to a person’s immune system being affected so they are more susceptible to illness. Stress also drives people into finding ways to cope with how they are feeling, sometimes turning to excessive drinking, drugs or other behaviours which may provide short term relief but are often damaging to their health, relationships and self-esteem. This can ultimately leave them feeling much worse and quite powerless.

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Some things you can do to help are:

  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Healthy eating and a healthy diet
  • Have lots of sleep
  • Sufficient rest and relaxation time

And by:

  • Limiting stress or stressful situations in your life
  • Other disciplines such as yoga, Tai chi, meditation, simple breathing exercise and self-hypnosis are increasingly utilised alongside these techniques to aid recovery and healing
  • Stop watching the news or reading newspapers (they don’t typically help)

Symptoms of stress can include

  • Sleeping problems – insomnia, frequent waking and night terrors
  • Changes in eating habits such as eating bad foods, binge eating or struggling to eat
  • Drinking alcohol or using drugs, both legal and illegal
  • Anger and issues controlling the temper
  • Irritabilty and snapping at others
  • Stomach pains or IBS
  • Headache or Migraines

Stress and anxiety are related as anyone feeling overly stressed will be anxious that the stress levels will continue; and anyone suffering from anxiety will have a level of stress on them. We all need some level of both stress and anxiety to survive, compete and grow and develop as individuals. Also a certain level of stress is useful for things such as exams, interviews and for sporting events, as it helped to keep you alert, focused and keep your mind on the goal.

Using hypnotherapy to discover and work on any key issues and any root cause is always where I would suggest starting and after we can work on the present, the here-and-now and for real life situations. It is very important to manage stress in order to feel happier and calmer and more in control through life. Within hypnotherapy, NLP, breathing, visualisation, learning to use your imagine better and through ideas from positive psychology there are plenty of options on how I can help you overcome both stress and anxiety.

Work Related Stress

Well-designed, organised and managed work is good for us but when insufficient attention to job design, work organisation and management has taken place, it can result in Work related stress. Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them. Stress, including work related stress, can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness absence, staff turnover and other issues such as more errors.

Stress can hit anyone at any level of the business and recent research shows that work related stress is widespread and is not confined to particular sectors, jobs or industries. That is why a population-wide approach is necessary to tackle it.

Some things which can happen in stressful work places include:

  • Disputes and disaffection within the group
  • Increase in staff turnover
  • Increase in complaints and grievances
  • Increased sickness absence
  • Increased reports of stress
  • Difficulty in attracting new staff
  • Poor performance
  • Customer dissatisfaction or complaints

So if you’re individually experiencing any of the signs of stress, you do need to take control and take responsibility for yourself – for yourself and your loved ones. 

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The Rahe Stress Scale

To measure stress according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the number of “Life Change Units” that apply to events in the past year of an individual’s life are added and the final score will give a rough estimate of how stress affects health.

Units = Adult Life Changes  

100 Death of a spouse

73  Divorce

65  Marital separation

63  Imprisonment

63  Death of a close family member

53  Personal injury or illness

50  Marriage

47  Dismissal from work

45  Marital reconciliation

45  Retirement

44  Change in health of family member

40  Pregnancy

39  Sexual difficulties

39  Gain a new family member

39  Business readjustment

38  Change in financial state

35  Change in frequency of arguments

32  Major mortgage

30  Foreclosure of mortgage or loan

29  Change in responsibilities at work

29  Child leaving home

29  Trouble with in-laws

28  Outstanding personal achievement

26  Spouse starts or stops work

26  Begin or end school

25  Change in living conditions

24  Revision of personal habits

23  Trouble with boss

20  Change in working hours or conditions

20  Change in residence

20  Change in schools

19  Change in recreation

19  Change in church activities

18  Change in social activities

17  Minor mortgage or loan

16  Change in sleeping habits

15  Change in number of family reunions

15  Change in eating habits

13  Vacation

12  Christmas

11  Minor violation of law

Scores of 300+: You are at risk of illness.

Score of 150-299+: The risk of illness is moderate (-30% from the above risk).

Score 150-: Only have a slight risk of illness.