We experience stress in varying forms and degrees every day. In small doses, stress can actually be beneficial to us. It is only when the stress becomes too great, affecting our physical or mental functioning, that it becomes a problem. The stress that helps us and is healthy is called as Eustress and the unhealthy stress that hampers us called distress.
As the level of pressure gets too great, stress eventually surpasses our ability to cope with it in a positive way. Often, people describe themselves as being stressed out, burned out, or at wits' end. At this point, it is important to find positive and productive ways to deal with the stress and, more importantly, to address the person or situation that is causing the stress.
Stress usually first affects the emotions and causes psychological and physical symptoms. Few of the symptoms being:
Stress management counselling helps with managing these psychological and physical symptoms. It helps in rationalising, balancing and modifying things in order to find a way out in dealing with day to day stressors. It helps to build resilience so that you can bounce back and take things in a better direction and also offer solution focused techniques that one can practice to face future stressful situations efficiently.