Symptoms: Frequent headaches, jaw clenching, tremors in hands, neck and back pain, muscle spasms, heart burn, stomach pain, nausea, frequent colds, rashes, itching or hives, Insomnia, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, mood swings, fatigue and difficulty making decisions. The aim is to reduce the effects that stress has on your individual lifestyle and to work through the distress/ confusion. This will create self awareness and insight into issues and allow the development of new skills and empowerment to make better life decisions to achieve balance in life and happiness
Increased irritability, numbness, bitterness, detachment, pre-occupation with loss and an inability to show or express joy. The loss of a dream, a relationship or a loved one affects an individual’s lifestyle. The aim is to allow time to accept the reality of the loss and work through the pain of grief to allow adjustment to a new lifestyle learning self care, both physically and emotionally and gaining adequate sleep and correcting unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
Symptoms: Feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness, problems sleeping, sweaty hands/feet or numbness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, not being able to be still or calm and dryness in the mouth. Anxiety can affect the ability to concentrate, sleep and carry out ordinary tasks. Individuals with anxiety often avoid stressful situations. The aim is to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety with constructive coping strategies.
Symptoms: Difficult concentrating and remembering details, Fatigue, insomnia, sleep disturbance, feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness, irritability and restlessness, loss of interest in activities including sex, change in appetite and weight, Persistent aches and pains, digestive problems, persistent sadness and feeling “empty”, social isolation, thoughts of suicide and suicide attempts. The aim is to explore individual’s history of depression and the effects on the individual’s lifestyle. Learning techniques to relax and coping strategies to work through distressing, painful and unhelpful thoughts.
Symptoms: Significant changes in a person’s physical appearance, personality, attitude or behaviour Change in sleep patterns, appetite, red water eyes, pupils dilated or constricted, staggering, needle marks, sleeping at unusual times, vomiting, excessive sweating, tremors, slurred speech, change in activities, low concentration, forgetfulness, general lack of motivation and paranoia. The aim is sobriety gained through coping strategies and addressing the underlying emotional concerns.