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Stress Management, Banbury

Updated on November 7, 2014

Stress management at work and in the home

Stress management is very important to our mental and emotional wellbeing. The causes of stress are different for everyone, and not everyone can take the same degree of stress as others, we all react differently to pressure whether it be at work or in the home environment.

We have been providing stress management therapy in the community for the effects of Stress for many years here at The Paloma Centre. Our aim has always been to help clients find their own way of living their life in a more complete, satisfying and resourceful manner through the use of a variety of life enhancing and personal performance improving therapies.

The Paloma Centre, a UKCP regulated practice,is a personal growth and therapy centre which provides an holistic approach to emotional healing and personal development. CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy, is also effective with stress reduction along with it's counterpart MBCT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, which is much in demand.

We also use Energy Therapies which deal very effectively with the negative emotions surrounding Depression.

Want to know more? Why not visit our website at or call us direct on 01295 812138

Don't put up with the effects of Stress, you don't have to, call us now and let's start working on making you feel better.

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Stress symptoms and effects

NHS Direct define stress as being the way that you feel when you're under too much pressure.

A moderate amount of pressure can be positive, making us more alert, helping to keep us motivated, and making us perform better. However, too much pressure, or prolonged pressure, can lead to stress. Stress can cause illness and physical and emotional problems.

The Health & Safety Executive announce that :

Work-related stress accounts for over a third of all new incidences of ill health.

Each case of work-related stress, depression or anxiety related ill health leads to an average of 30.2 working days lost.

A total of 13.8 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2006/07.

NHS Direct confirm that research has shown that around 12 million adults see their GP with mental health problems each year. Most of these have anxiety and depression, much of it stress-related.

Some typical symptoms of stress may be:

breathing difficulties,

chest pains,

constant tiredness,

constipation or diarrhoea,

cramps or muscle spasms,

craving for food,


fainting spells,



lack of appetite,


nail biting,

feeling sick,

frequent crying,

nervous twitches or muscle spasms,


pins and needles,


sleeping problems, and

a tendency to sweat.

Longer term you may be putting yourself at risk from high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes or impotence.

Emotional changes

When you are stressed you may experience many different feelings, including anxiety, fear, anger, frustration and depression. These feelings can themselves produce physical symptoms, making you feel even worse. Extreme anxiety can cause giddiness, heart palpitations, headaches or stomach disorders. Many of these symptoms may make you feel so unwell that you then worry that you have some serious physical conditions such as heart disease or cancer, making you even more stressed.

Behavioural changes

When you are stressed you may behave differently. For example, you may become withdrawn, indecisive or inflexible. You may not be able to sleep properly. You may be irritable or tearful all the time. There may be a change in your sexual habits, and even if you were previously mild-mannered you may suddenly become verbally or physically aggressive.

These symptoms are taken from the NHS Direct Guidelines.

The Paloma Centre can help you overcome

Depression, Anxiety States, Panic Attacks, eating disorders and associated negative mind sets.

Call David on 01295 812138 or visit our website at

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      tinnitus is caused by stress.

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      6 years ago

      Never realized how many symptoms can be caused by stress. Nice lens!

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      7 years ago

      Very helpful lens on stress. Stress takes a terrible toll on us, and anything that can help us release some of it is beneficial. Thank You!

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      7 years ago

      Nowadays people experience stress almost everyday. So we should try Stress Management at home itself to get relief from stress by doing relaxation for 10 minutes.

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      7 years ago

      Hi David - for an addition read on 'how to handle stress' please have a look at my newest lens on Effective Stress Management. If you are affected by stress, it helps to understand the cause and symptoms in order to find ways how to deal with it.

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