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Don't suppress, don't stress, but manage

"In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers."

                                                                          Fred Rogers

Stress is a component of life

Stress is a human response to an event we perceive as 'dangerous' or life-threatening, it's a 'gift' we inherited from our ancestors, to be safe from predators and the dangers of a caveman lifestyle.

 

But while we became, as humans, the top of the food chain and bend the world to our needs (allegedly), our perception of 'stress' changed and evolved with us.

We aren't threatened anymore by the possible encounter with a sabretooth tiger, but we are terrified thinking about deadlines, bills to pay, our Social Media status and so on.

Stress is subjective, everyone has different triggers and responses, but one thing is common to everyone: prolonged and unmanaged stress leads to health issues, both physical and psychological.

As a coach, my job is to help you understand how to manage your stress and your "stressors" (stress factors), and give you the tools to reduce it without being overwhelmed or suppress it, using a mindful approach and techniques that don't necessarily include meditation, but more healthy practices to apply to your daily life.