"The real difficulty is to overcome
how you think about yourself”
- MAYA ANGELOU
It is likely that everyone has experienced this at some point in life when, for example, attending a job interview this is completely normal during these times. When we feel stressed our body attempts to protect us from danger, you might experience it like butterflies in your stomach, or as if you are always on high alert.
Some people experience anxiety so intensely that it can affect their ability to engage in daily living tasks because of fear something bad will happen. meaning they respond to situations that are not threatening or dangerous in this way too.
Therapy can offer a space to talk about your feelings, through helping you to understand the reasons behind this and support you in identifying new and effective ways of coping
The opinions people have about themselves is our self-esteem, everyone will have different things in their life that can affect this, changes to this can happen suddenly or over time. People often form this opinion in their early years and as a result of being bullied can lead to low self-esteem, making it difficult to socialise.
Therapy can help you to understand where the opinion you have about yourself is rooted, and support you in challenging self-limiting beliefs, developing an awareness of your history and the influence it has on you today, helping you to be more nurturing towards yourself.
Anger is a natural reaction to certain life events, it often comes to the surface when we feel we are being attacked, betrayed or frustrated. When people allow themselves to be angry it can release tension. If anger becomes excessive and out of control it can have an impact on how satisfied you are in relationships, career and overall well-being.
It can feel scary to not feel in control of your anger, while it is important to find a way to express the feeling anger can create in a healthy manner.
Therapy can help you to gain a better understanding of where these feelings are coming from, allow you to identify what triggers this emotion, and learn to change the way you respond to it through learning skills to cope with it more effectively. It can also be helpful to consider how to use anger to motivate you and solve problems and support you to communicate more effectively
Everyone is likely to experience stress at some point in their life, people have different ways of reacting to stress, situations that might be stressful to some may be motivating to others.
Many of life's demands can influence our stress levels too much stress can our mood, body and relationships. Stressful feelings arise when we feel we do not have the resources to manage the challenges we face.
Stress can be linked to sources that are around us such as to life experiences, daily hassles we face whilst others stressors are inside us, these are the thoughts that pop up inside our heads, they can make us feel uneasy. People feel, uncertain, apprehensive and might be placing unrealistic expectations on themselves.
It can a negative influence when the body is still responding it leaving people feeling stressed continuously, even when the situation does not warrant it. When ignored overtime stress can worsen as our ability to cope lessens. It can affect many areas of life, feelings thoughts and behaviour.
Therapy offers you a place to talk things through exploring aspects of life, which will allow you to understand triggers of your stress, to consider your responses to stress allowing to begin to identify ways of coping.
Disability can mean different things to different people, it can relate to a physical or mental impairment, life-limiting or long term condition.
Living with a disability can be a long journey affecting people both physically and emotionally.
Having a disability can make you feel less able to turn to family and friends when you need them. The opportunities we have to be around others is important, the relationships influence our ability to function day - to day. It builds our resilience and can act as a buffer during stressful times.
Often disabilities can influence a persons ability to achieve the things they want, at times relying on others to support them in reaching their full potential, reducing their confidence, self esteem, their mood and sense of personal freedom. It can be difficult to come to terms with, adapting to a lifestyle you are not familiar or comfortable with, one that involves new challenges. It can be tough for those supporting someone with a disability, coming to terms with changes a lifestyle that is different to the one they might have previously imagined meaning it can be hard to remain positive when you have to overcome things each and every day.
Therapy can help you through those difficult days. It offers a safe space to explore any concerns you have, to establish new ways of coping and managing the changes it can bring