Stress Management Coaching
Stress is not inherently bad. Yep, stress is a primal function that keeps us alive, helps us get out of bed and react to danger faster, with sharper senses. We need a certain, optimal level of stress in order to perform well, stay alert and have energy to face our day.
In a healthy body stress prepares us to take action through hormones, such as Adrenaline and Cortisol that activate the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). These hormones increase heart rate, constrict blood vessels, tighten muscles, increase blood pressure and more. Everything needed to help one either fight or flee in a moment of danger.
It’s easy to understand how stress benefited primitive man in the wild. Stress functioned as a first mode of defense to deal with physical challenges. In modern times however stress gets activated primarily from psychological rather than physical threats, like being stuck at a traffic light, work life, family, money and technology.
Modern stress can be more pervasive and persistent, which erodes the body over time, causing damaging effects. It can impair the immune system, reduce gray matter in regions of the brain that regulate emotion and important physiological functions, which can lead to greater risks of depression and anxiety. Having consistent stress makes it difficult to effectively lead your own life let alone lead others, such as co-workers or family. It can leave you short-tempered, distracted and irritable, contribute to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, and much more.
Fortunately there are steps you can take to control your stress in life.
What is stress management coaching?
Simply put it’s to learn how to manage stress to improve your overall health, life and well-being.
My coaching contains aspects of Anxiety Coaching, Resilience Coaching, Personal Development Coaching and uses psychological, psychoemotional, psychospiritual and physical tools to help counteract long term effects of chronic stress like depression, impaired relationships and anxiety.
- Learn the role of stress in health and illness
- Learn the importance of mind/body relationships
- Identify stress triggers
- Identify physical/emotional stress responses
- Learn the steps to build resilience
- Actively develop resilience in between traumatic or stressful times
- Discover how to use your vast innate potential for self-healing
- Learn to better connect with others
- Discover flow in life and work
- Develop sustainable, successful practices for a resilient, productive, and healthy life
What are the goals of stress management coaching?
This coaching aims to provide foundational skillsets that enable you to recognize your specific way of responding to life’s challenges and to execute real-time adjustments to your behavior for better outcomes (mastery).
Re-group and recover swiftly no matter what level of disruption you are experiencing in your current life.