Breaking the Negative Cycle of Stress

There is increasing evidence of a relationship between the mind and the body whereby the mind, brain and bodily systems work together to affect our physical health and well being.

In particular, stress plays a major role in the development and exacerbation of physical health conditions and can move us from being mentally healthy to mentally unhealthy.

When we experience stress, our body responds by activating the “fight or flight” response whereby a surge of chemicals and hormones are released throughout the body to prepare us for action. This is a normal response and a survival mechanism.

However, when the release of stress hormones in the body is prolonged, it can have detrimental effects on our health. As our lives become busier and more demanding, with 35% of Australians reporting experiencing severe levels of distress over the five years from 2011 to 2015, the stress response is often activated unnecessarily and for too long.

Work issues can be a significant source of stress for people. In fact, of those Australians experiencing severe distress, 31% reported that it was due to workplace issues. Other research conducted by Lifeline in 2014 estimated that 77% of Australians experience some stress due to work.

There are a range of factors that can cause stress at work including strict deadlines, high demands, dealing with difficult people, working long hours, or workplace bullying, to name just a few.

However, when the release of stress hormones in the body is prolonged, it can have detrimental effects on our health. As our lives become busier and more demanding, with 35% of Australians reporting experiencing severe levels of distress over the five years from 2011 to 2015, the stress response is often activated unnecessarily and for too long.

Work issues can be a significant source of stress for people. In fact, of those Australians experiencing severe distress, 31% reported that it was due to workplace issues. Other research conducted by Lifeline in 2014 estimated that 77% of Australians experience stress due to work.

There are a range of factors that can cause stress at work including strict deadlines, high demands, dealing with difficult people, working long hours, or workplace bullying, to name just a few.

Our Stress Mastery workshops help people counter the negative effects of stress through the practice of simple and proven mind-body techniques, so that the immune systems is better equipped to fight off disease.

People build resilience so they can manage the stressors in their lives, handle adversity, face challenges, recover from setbacks, and resolve conflicts, both at work and home.