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  • Writer's pictureKim Colman

Make Stress and Trauma your friend and not your enemy.


Make Stress and Trauma your friend and not your enemy.

Stress within your comfort zone can help you perform under pressure, motivate you to do your best, even keep you safe when danger looms. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your mood and relationships, and lead to a host of serious mental and physical health problems. The trouble is that modern life is so full of frustrations, deadlines, and demands that many of us don’t even realise how stressed we are. By recognising the symptoms and causes of stress, you can take the first steps to reducing its harmful effects and improving your quality of life.

I visualise stress as a pressure cooker. The steam inside builds up and and to a degree, is good as it is used to cook the food. However, if the steam inside gets too great, the pressure cooker can explode, and this makes an awful mess as well as being dangerous. Our stress building up if not managed can lead to temper or anger outbursts which could damage us or others, or even result in health issues.

Stress is something that we cannot avoid and thus we need to find ways to work with it and recognise when we need to step away and release a little bit of pressure. We also need to identify and understand what triggers us off, thus creating a stressful situation for us. This can often be something that happened to you in your childhood years that you now associate with a person, event or thing.

Are you looking for some help and guidelines as to how to manage your daily time and stress, using some simple skills and tools that will empower you  to cope in different situations and allow you to make the best decisions no matter what the circumstances or  pressures?

Contact me here for more details.

 Trauma is an emotional response to an event and this could be something big or small. No matter how big or small this is for you, it can create emotional and physical blocks for you going forward. Often one does not want to talk about an unpleasant incident or rehash the past, and we just hope this will go away. This is not the case, and these old memories jump up and often prevent us from moving forward in areas of our lives. I had to deal with a very big trauma almost 10 years ago and just didn’t want to tell my story to anyone as this was way to painful. I was so thankful to find a way where I didn’t have to tell my story or relive the issue, and could work through all the emotions.

I invite you to contact me here if you are struggling, and I will be happy to chat with you.

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