National Stress Awareness Day

Today Fe considers how expectations can contribute to stress

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It’s National Stress Awareness Day today. Stress is the result when the demands placed on you outstrip your inner resources and ability to respond. It can be debilitating, and its effects can be cumulative and far reaching.
While stress is sadly very common, there is sometimes still a culture of shame and embarrassment about this very natural reaction to life conditions. Stress is your body’s way of reacting to let you know that things are out of kilter, that there is something that needs your attention and for some change to happen.
One thing you can look at to make a difference is expectations. Take a moment today to notice what is expected of you, and where the expectations come from. Which are from others? Which are yours? How can you change your relationship to these expectations to give yourself a sense of choice, and of control?

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Gainford, Co.Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.