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Stress – Workplace or Academic Related

“Don’t let stress hold you back; take charge and thrive!”

Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed at work or related to your academics?

Are you having trouble sleeping?

Do you experience headaches or chest pain without any medical reasons?

Do you have trouble concentrating?

Stress is the body’s normal response to life challenges or threats. Some stress can help us remain motivated to keep up with our responsibilities. Prolonged stress symptoms can impact our physical and mental well-being. Some of the signs of stress include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depressed Mood
  • Irritability/ Anger
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sleep
  • Lack of motivation
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Use of substances for coping
  • Physical ailments (cardiovascular disease, ulcers, cancer, impaired immunity)
  • Changes in appetite
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Racing & worry thoughts

Most common stressors can be related to the workplace and/or academia. Excessive stress can not only have negative effects on our mood and health but also on our ability to perform. There are various strategies that can be employed to support us in maintaining a ‘work-life balance’.

In doing so, workplace/academic stress and stress levels at home can be reduced and the negative effects of these stressors are mitigated. Psychotherapy helps us by not only providing support in job/academic-related stress but also in assisting us to develop healthy strategies so we can cope in adaptive ways.

In therapy, we get the opportunity to talk with someone outside of our situation in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. This allows us to explore our individual goals and directions in life in relation to our work/academics and develop healthy coping and communication skills.