There are many health, productivity and relationship reasons to be concerned about stress (see also TED video above):
There are many types of stress, all of which carry risks for physical and mental health, and productivity:
There are many things people can also do themselves to combat stress, not least when the effects of stress can build up over time.Taking practical and compassionate steps to maintain health and outlook can reduce or prevent many effects including:
Stress is highly treatable with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). At The I Can Centre we offer 1-1 and group CBT. At community and corporate level, we also offer CBT as a low-cost course such as "Stress Busters". These group courses can be taken ideally ahead of time, for information, prevention and health promotion purposes.
Corporate: We also give ad hoc talks and presentations on managing stress, and can fit these into whatever time slots are available. Do get in touch to discuss further.