Everyone experiences stress in their lives, whether you are a very young child, an adolescent or an adult. Stress can exhibit itself as a positive thing – it can motivate a person to get things done, it can make someone strive for achievement and it can propel people forward in their lives.
HOWEVER, whether it is mental, physical, or emotional, when there is too much stress, too many demands, and/or too many expectations placed upon someone, it can lead to feeling OVERWHELMED and out-of-control.
Whether you are a young child, adolescent or adult, this type of stress can lead to doing unhealthy things to cope, such as eating less or more than usual, emotional eating, emotional outbursts, overuse of drugs and/or alcohol, not sleeping enough, racing thoughts, obsessive thinking, worries about disappointing others, to name a few. If overwhelming stress lasts too long, it can lead to feelings of anxiety and/or depression and complete shut-down.
LOTUS POINT WELLNESS believes in PREVENTING overwhelming stress, if at all possible, by encouraging people of ANY AGE to get help WAY BEFORE it leads to anxiety and/or depression.
An active approach to stress management can include choosing any one or all of our many services:
- STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS/TRAINING
- NUTRITION COUSELING
- SUPPORT GROUPS AND TRADITIONAL COUNSELING
If you are ready to start the journey toward a more content, balanced life through stress management, please contact Lotus Point Wellness today.
Call 301-960-1198 or Email Us
SOME SIGNS OF STRESS IN YOUNG CHILDREN:
- Not sleeping well
- Requiring extra individual attention from teachers/caregivers
- Having frequent nightmares
- Trouble separating from parents/caregivers
- Falling apart easily in groups
- Frequent conflicts with other children
- Often playing alone
SOME SIGNS OF STRESS IN TWEENS, TEENS and ADULTS:
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Eating more or less than usual
- Restrictive eating or binge eating
- Increased irritability
- Withdrawing from friends and/or activities
- Negative self-talk
- Any talk of suicide or self-harm
- More withdrawal from family (separating self in room)
- Increase video gaming and/or binge TV/movie watching
- Decreasing academic or work performance
- Obsessive thinking or worrying