Stress is here to stay

Deal with Stress Productively

Feeling stressed is a sign that there are too many demands placed upon us. Ignoring it can be harmful, but asking for help to treat it can be life-changing for the better.

Stress in Work and Life

Stress was designed by nature to be helpful. A life-threatening situation triggers stress hormones, which then enacts the flight-or-fight response in men, a survival technique that has protected us for millions of years. But when those stress hormones are triggered constantly by non-life-threatening situations like family stress or financial pressures, our health is put at serious risk.

Combine modern society, where stressful situations assault us daily, with the cultural beliefs that men are invulnerable superheroes, and we have a population of guys who are stressed out. It’s confusing because we believe that stress is supposed to be a testament to hard work, not a reaction to having too many demands. Guys tend to bottle-up the confusion and feel like they can’t talk about it or ask for help. Unfortunately, the repeated, chronic activation of our stress hormones can create some serious long-term physical and mental health problems.

Meanwhile, men under chronic stress start to shut down and withdraw socially, further compounding the issue as their work and relationships begin to deteriorate.

We can give you multiple tools to reduce stress that are easy to implement and can improve your health and your life.

Symptoms of Stress in Men

Being under chronic stress is like your car’s motor is constantly redlining – it’s going to wear down the engine. Chronic stress can attack every system of the body, including the immune system, which increases your susceptibility to colds, flu, cancers, heart attacks and strokes.

01 Physical

  • Tired but can’t sleep
  • Recurring headaches
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Chest pains
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin rashes and hives

02 Emotional & Behavioural

  • Irritable, angry
  • Worried, depressed
  • Forgetful, lack of concentration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Substance abuse
  • Mood swings

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Treating Stress

The good news is, feeling stressed is common and with the right treatment, most men recover. To help you manage your stress, we’ll first look at its root cause, which might be due to work-life imbalance, relationship or family issues, lifestyle choices, traumatic events, emotional issues, chronic injury or illness, and more. We’ll then use counselling and coaching to work together on a set of tools that you can take away and implement in the real world.

80 %

80 percent of workplace accidents come from stress-related problems, like being distracted or tired.

- The Recovery Village

33 %

33 percent of people report feeling extreme stress.

- The Recovery Village

62 %

62 percent of Americans say that money is their most common source of stress.

- The American Institute of Stress

48 %

48 percent of people report stress hurts their personal and professional life.

- The American Institute of Stress

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