What is Stress Management Coaching?
Involves working with the client to identify causes of stress across key life areas, and in turn developing positive coping strategies. Deeper Potential utilises a combination of strategies to help you deal with stress. Some of the most effective techniques include mindfulness, meditation and deep relaxation. As a result, the client will gain more calmness and confidence to deal with difficult circumstances. Stress Management Coaching can be provided to meet your unique needs and can be delivered in person or online.
What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress often results in the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. However, when prolonged it can result in worsening of mental and physical health.
Acute. This is short-term stress that goes away quickly. Acute stress is usually a result of the emergence of situation that creates the need to respond. It helps you manage dangerous situations. It also occurs when you do something new or exciting. All people have acute stress at one time or another.
Chronic stress lasts for a longer period of time. You may have chronic stress if you have money problems, an unhappy marriage, or trouble at work. Any type of stress that goes on for weeks or months is chronic stress. You can become so used to chronic stress that you don’t realize it is a problem. If you don’t find ways to manage stress, it may lead to health problems.
How to manage it?
Problem focused coping
Problem-focused coping is aimed at changing or eliminating the source of your stress. People using problem-focused strategies try to deal with the cause of their problem. They do this by finding out information on the problem and learning new skills to manage. Problem-focused coping strategies may not always be helpful for you when the problem cannot be changed.
Appraisal focused strategies
Involve how you choose to think about the problem which may involve distancing yourself from the problem, or avoiding it. Perhaps even choosing to alter your expectations of goals related to the problem, so the stressor becomes easier to accept.
Emotion focused coping strategies
Emotion focused coping helps you manage emotions resulting from stressful situations. These strategies help minimise, reduce, or prevent the stressor leading to emotional difficulties. These include some of the following techniques:
- Relaxation techniques,
- Seeking emotional support,
- Positive reappraisal,
- Finding a short-term distraction.
Emotion-focused strategies are more beneficial when the when you cannot change the stressful situation.
Deeper Potential will help you develop and utilise emotion focused strategies to initially deal with the emotions associated with the stressor. When the difficult emotions become more tolerable, then appraisal and problem focused strategies are often more effective. Contact Dan for a stress management discovery session.