Stress Management

Do you feel unreal, maybe not quite yourself?

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Stress Management – Patient Information

Do you feel unreal, maybe not quite yourself? You’ve maybe noticed that managing small things feels like climbing a mountain and your patience is not quite what it used to be.

Maybe you are a little short of temper, forgetful, tired or irritated?

Perhaps it seems that trying to manage your dizziness or tinnitus is near on impossible and you don’t quite know where to start? It is a real possibility that you might be experiencing the effects of stress and maybe some anxiety.

Feeling unwell can create many more feelings that are as a result of the stress and worry of wondering what might be wrong, these stress related symptoms can be easily managed.

Most people have some stress in their lives, it is almost unavoidable. What we know is that if stress is not managed early or appropriately then it can make worse any existing medical conditions and in particular reduce a person’s ability to manage their Audiovestibular condition (dizziness, tinnitus or hearing loss)

These ‘Audiovestibular’ conditions indeed increase our stress levels and can cause us to feel anxious hence creating a viscous circle that can be difficult to break without professional help.

It is important to seek a balanced approach to managing stress which involves learning to recognise the symptoms of stress and the effects that stress has on the body along with the different options available to deal with these effects.

Stress management is not problem solving but empowering individuals to set personal goals with the support of a professional.

There are many symptoms associated with stress, here are just a few of them:

Physical

Headaches
Muscle tension
Dizziness
Tiredness

Emotional

Anger
Irritation
Guilt
Panicky
Anxiety
Things blown out of proportion

The longer the stress continues the more serious the effects can be. A person can become extremely agitated, exhausted and notice changes in their sleep patterns, this can cause anxiety, depression and the need to withdraw form even day to day routines and feelings of being unable to cope.

Understanding stress involves understanding ourselves as individuals, it is important to gain a greater insight into how stress affects us and how we cope with stress. Time is spent within the sessions discussing lifestyle issues along with coping strategies, and for developing relaxation skills if appropriate.

We work within a strict code of confidentiality. What you discuss remains confidential unless the Stress Management Therapist is concerned that there is a serious risk to you or others, if this is the case, we would discuss this with you.

You first appointment will last up to an hour, this will be a chance to meet with the Stress management therapist and talk about the difficulties you are having and to identify the effects that stress is having on you. It will be an opportunity to explore whether further appointments may be useful and the structure that these will take.

Most people have some stress in their lives, it is almost unavoidable. What we know is that if stress is not managed early or appropriately then it can make worse any existing medical conditions and in particular reduce a person’s ability to manage their Audiovestibular condition (dizziness, tinnitus or hearing loss)

These ‘Audiovestibular’ conditions indeed increase our stress levels and can cause us to feel anxious hence creating a viscous circle that can be difficult to break without professional help.

It is important to seek a balanced approach to managing stress which involves learning to recognise the symptoms of stress and the effects that stress has on the body along with the different options available to deal with these effects.

Stress management is not problem solving but empowering individuals to set personal goals with the support of a professional.

There are many symptoms associated with stress, here are just a few of them:

Physical

Headaches
Muscle tension
Dizziness
Tiredness

Emotional

Anger
Irritation
Guilt
Panicky
Anxiety
Things blown out of proportion

The longer the stress continues the more serious the effects can be. A person can become extremely agitated, exhausted and notice changes in their sleep patterns, this can cause anxiety, depression and the need to withdraw form even day to day routines and feelings of being unable to cope.

Understanding stress involves understanding ourselves as individuals, it is important to gain a greater insight into how stress affects us and how we cope with stress. Time is spent within the sessions discussing lifestyle issues along with coping strategies, and for developing relaxation skills if appropriate.

We work within a strict code of confidentiality. What you discuss remains confidential unless the Stress Management Therapist is concerned that there is a serious risk to you or others, if this is the case, we would discuss this with you.

You first appointment will last up to an hour, this will be a chance to meet with the Stress management therapist and talk about the difficulties you are having and to identify the effects that stress is having on you. It will be an opportunity to explore whether further appointments may be useful and the structure that these will take.

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Vertigo & Balance Centre

The Sheffield Vertigo & Balance Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic for diagnosis and management of disorders of the human balance system. The human balance system operates through three peripheral sensors – the eyes, the muscle and joint senses and the ears to enable a subject to orient himself in space.