Do you know what happens to your body in a stressful situation? Although the incidence of stress in people’s lives is vastly dictated by automated body responses, there is no doubt that part of it is a result of our interpretation and other ‘conscious’ mechanisms. Thus, there is a factor of decision-making and learning involved.

By understanding the underpinnings of stress, you can appropriately interpret the changes in your body and improve the behavioural responses associated to it. Sounds complicated? Sometimes it can be?

Find out what stress is all about. Read the article ‘Fundamentals of Stress and Anxiety’ and investigate what is behind this phenomenon. Then compare what has been researched to what you are feeling right now. Finally, check out the strategies many counsellors use to deal with stress in their clients’ lives. Do you think having this knowledge can improve your mindset and the mindset of others?