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Stress Control – Learn the skills to get on top of stress

25 January 2019

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Stress affects people from all walks of life. Although no two people will have exactly the same problems, we all have a lot in common when we are feeling stressed.  We can find it hard to relax, we can worry a great deal, we can lose confidence and a sense of control and feel despondent.

According to Ryan O’Neill (Senior Clinical Psychologist with the HSE and Stress control Coordinator) ” whilst it’s normal to have a certain degree of stress in our lives, for many of us the stress has become too much, whatever we do we can’t seem to get on top of it. When stress is running our lives there are inevitable and often serious consequences – our health may begin to deteriorate as our immune system becomes compromised by stress hormones continually flooding our body, physical tension becomes the new normal and we no longer know how to relax or even what being relaxed feels like.

Our relationships at home or at work may suffer as we become more snappy and irritable, our thinking becomes less clear, more confused and consequently we may make poor decisions in… continue reading


Check out our Mental Health & Well Being in the Workplace article.