I believe that understanding stress and how we react to it, is important in developing a coping strategy for dealing with stress. If stress related illness is a serious issue in your life then you should seek the help of your doctor.
If you are looking to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle that can prevent stress from getting a grip on you, there are plenty of simple things you can do to prevent stress from winning.
Healthy diet, inner wellbeing, exercise, breathing, social interaction, education and having a safety valve can all help you feel better about yourself and your life. And feeling better is a great way to beat stress.
My Story - Duncan Phyall
M.I.C.H.M, S.N.H.S. Dip (Stress Management), E.C. Dip (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
I am a member of the International College of Holistic Medicine (membershio no. B17 807) and I have been designated a Learning Champion with disasterready.org, the international Non-Government Organiation (NGO) that provides training for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Relief workers.
I have devoted a great deal of time to learning and understanding how stress effects people who are faced with an emergency situation or help deal with a humanitarian crisis. My particular interest is in understanding the effects of Post Traumatic Stress.
I am an associate of the International Stress Management Association (registered no. A2394), an associate of the Stress Management Society (registered no. 2041), a member of the American Institute of Stress (membership no. 3031), an affiliate member of the International Institute of Safety and Risk Management (membership no. 306064) and I am included on the International Register of Certificated Auditors (certificate no. 6032885).
In my daily work I have a responsibility for ensuring that employees work safely and this includes complying with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards for Stress in the Workplace.
I firmly believe that to work safely, efficiently and effectively in a crisis situation you have to look after your own physical and emotional health first. It isn't a great leap forward to suggest that in a personal or workplace situation, looking after yourself will make you a more efficient and effective stress beater!