Your body’s response to challenge or changes can be physical and mental in nature—stress is this response. Not all stress is negative; positive stress keeps us motivated and alert. Negative stress or prolonged stress is when your body doesn’t have relief, causing additional physical (and emotional) symptoms.
Symptoms of stress
Stress can cause additional symptoms in the body to both physical and mental health such as problems sleeping, chest pain, headaches, general fatigue or even depression. Some of the physical stress symptoms can include:
- Digestive issues or stomach pain
- High blood pressure
- Trouble sleeping
- Weakened immune system
- General aches and pains
- Anxiety or panic attacks
While stress is subjective to each client, there are a variety of psychotherapies and techniques that therapists can provide to help manage or reduce stress and chronic stress. Our providers are experienced in helping clients manage chronic stress and stressors, providing support for stress relief and stress prevention.