Stress Management in Newark, DE—Counseling and Therapy for Stress
How many times have you felt like you’re drowning under everything and someone says to you: “But…stress is good for you!”
There is some truth in that annoying comment. When stress is healthily managed, yes, it can be beneficial. It’s what makes college students study for the big exam, or employees put in extra hours, so a project is just that much better. But when it’s not managed, as is common in many people’s lives, it can have negative implications that stretch into the future.
Thriveworks Newark wants to help you manage your stress and find the balance between pushing yourself to reach your goals and pushing yourself to the point of breaking. You are the master of your own stress, not the other way around.
Why Am I So Stressed?
Sometimes stress makes you want to throw your arms into the air and ask “Why?!” It’s not like you’re at the verge of starvation with a winter storm blowing in and predators circling you. So why does the combination of Walmart grocery aisles, annoying coworkers, and morning traffic make you so stressed?
It is not because you’re weak. Everything you’re feeling is valid. There are bills to be paid, people to interact with, life transitions, personal goals, family members, and much more that cause stress. You’re experiencing similar levels of stress as your ancestors, even if it takes a different form.
And, the truth is our brains are programed to be in danger. It hasn’t caught up with the times and doesn’t know the difference between a lion attack and paying taxes.
If even our bodies are working against us, is there any hope? Yes! Thriveworks Newark has years of experience fighting stress and learning coping mechanisms.
The symptoms of unmanaged, unhealthy stress are unique to you and your situation. Some of the more common signs include:
- Constantly avoiding confrontation (initiating the “flight” response)
- Angry outbursts or aggressive behavior (initiating the “fight” response)
- chronic headaches
- upset stomach
- easily triggered anger
- panic attacks
- feeling overwhelmed
- trouble sleeping and/or nightmares
- memory loss
- impulsive behavior
You deserve a life free of these symptoms, where you can chase your goals without being tied down by stress. Thriveworks Newark is excited to walk that journey with you.
What Does Stress Management Counseling at Thriveworks Newark Look Like?
Stress will always be a part of our life, and so should stress management. Thriveworks Newark strives to create a nonjudgmental space where you can learn and practice coping mechanisms. Our focus will always be on you- your goals and how you feel stress and what management strategies work best.
We want to help you build a new lifestyle, one where stress yields to you. A new day will bring more stress-inducing scenario. So, to conquer it completely, you have to change too. Changing your environment can definitely be a part of the process, but changing your mindset has to be a part of it as well.
Some tools we may teach and use during a counseling session with Thriveworks Newark include:
- Learn mindful and relaxation techniques for when you are in a stressful moment
- Proactively plan stress relievers
- Develop time management skills and assertiveness to take control of your life
- Talk through any underlying problems that may be causing stress
- Practice healthy habits like getting enough sleep, exercise, and healthy nutrition
- Build a strong social support group
- Learn to identify stress before it gets to be overwhelming and ways to stop it from growing
- Pick out negative thoughts that may be driving stress, and learn to replace them
Thriveworks Newark believes in forming a relationship and each session is structured to best form you. There is no one way to deal with stress, but we can work together to find the best way for you.