Amount Of People Referred For Psychological Therapy Has Risen To 8 Percent
Stress at work is becoming increasingly common and prescriptions for antidepressants increased to 50.2 million in 2012 from 33.8 million in 2007.
Many do not realize the effects that stress can have on the body. It can be the cause of aches and pains nausea and dizziness diarrhoea and constipation chest pain rapid heartbeat frequent colds…
It can also cause a number of cognitive emotional and behavioural symptoms. The effects of stress can lead to serious health problems like depression digestive problems heart disease and many more.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre have began issuing a report on stress and have thus far found that the amount of people referred for psychological therapy has risen to 8% which is an increase of about 6500 every month. This figure comes not only as a surprise but a worrying one at that.
There are many theories that teach us about the best ways to relax and let go of our daily stresses. Many of these can be scientifically proven however all are subjective to the person.
A frequent theory to crop up whilst dealing with stress is the art of meditation. It is centred upon the soul and attempts to unite the self and our consciousness. It is believed to be a supplement for relaxation and internal energy and reportedly enhances our ability to love forgive be compassionate patient and generous.
Mindfulness is a new relaxation therapy that has become popular within financial firms and schools. The process of mindfulness incorporates ancient Buddhist meditation and is designed in order to focus the mind on sights sounds and physical sensations whilst harnessing clarity of thought by reducing “brain chatter”.
Claims have been made that our future will encompass mindfulness like exercise. It has taken fashion as depression rates rise which is unlikely to be coincidence.
Whether you embrace theories like meditation or not if you are feeling stressed perhaps taking a peek into the groundwork of mindfulness and giving it a go will produce a positive effect.
It has reportedly shown to work in a number of different areas including chronic pain anxiety and depression. Supporters believe that just 10 minutes every day of meditative breathing exercises for 10 days can bring benefits.
If you have suffered from stress due to work give our team at MLS a call. We are here to help!