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Many of the feelings and emotions that people often want to avoid or ignore, are healthy reactions to an uncompromising dysfunctional world.
By learning to tune into our body's wisdom, we can reconnect to our nature and our own needs, and become higher functioning empowered people.
Many of the clients that I treat at London Bridge are professionals like you who have experienced anxiety and depression in the work place often as well as in their personal lives.
Though this can be distressing to them at first, the good news is many of those who come to my practice for counselling and coaching at London Bridge also have similar symptoms, often linked to work place stress and anxiety and depression.
Research shows that 300,000 people lose their jobs every year because of a long-term mental health problem, including symptoms of anxiety and depression. Four in ten (39%) employees say work has contributed to their mental health problems over the last 12 months.
I believe that many of these unfortunate situations could have been avoided.
Here are a few of the most common issues I come across linked to workplace stress and depression and anxiety more specifically.
What leads to poor mental health at work?
Many of the counselling and coaching clients I treated have told me about some of the ways that anxiety and depression shows up in their lives particularly around work-related mental health, include-
Repressing our feelings and our own needs
This is sometimes associated with 'being strong'
This behaviour, often linked to work-place stress which can lead to depression and anxiety. Because as we accommodate more of what others want from us, we have less and less sense of our own values and feelings, which can lead to a less authentic self 'faking it'.
This is linked to the 'Shadow self; that I've written more about in my free pdf course content-
We all have to put on a smile at times but always pretending to be happy and constantly feeling like we have to be accommodating to the needs of others isn't healthy, and it is often associated with work-place stress and linked to anxiety and depression.
Feeding a need to be liked or popular is often a learned behaviour from childhood which can contribute to workplace stress, including experiencing anxiety and depression. As we lose our sense of our own needs we can become dependent on external gratification. Often we won't realise what our own needs are, until we start to tune in and pay closer attention.
Through counselling and coaching, we can improve our self-awareness in this area and make positive changes.
Many people working in the rat race in the London Bridge area and the city of London that have spoken to me about their symptoms around work place stress and anxiety and depression. They often also struggle with the challenge of getting their needs met vs people-pleasing.
Lacking boundaries between work and personal life
A simple example that contributes to workplace stress is checking work email or answering work calls outside of work hours.
Because it stops us from fully relaxing and letting go of the day.
At times we can be so used to living this way, that we can become desensitized to it affects. So much so that we are not even aware of the affect it has on our mental health or how it contributes to workplace stress as well as anxiety and depression in our personal lives.
If you'd like to know more about how to cultivate better boundaries and balance between your work and personal life, please read on.
Getting to know our less familiar side, the parts of us that appear out of our control. Sometimes this is known as the shadow side, and this can be a useful process through counselling and coaching work. It can help to build higher self-esteem so we have the opportunity to make better choices for ourselves in future, as well as giving us a better understanding of how to manage our anxiety and depression.
I can help you to develop and learn to integrate new and more useful self-awareness, practice new communication skills and set healthy boundaries that recognize your own needs .
In addition, enjoying working more productively and efficiently, bringing meaning and purpose into your professional and personal life, and reduce symptoms of workplace stress, as well as anxiety and depression.
Anxiety and depression are not necessarily bad experiences, they can be like warning lights, telling us that there is something in our life that we need to pay closer attention to. Many clients I treat discover that it's often linked to their work or personal life.
Sometimes it can be linked to an unresolved area in our past., some thing we may have forgotten about.
Connecting the dots can feel really empowering and even be enjoyable.
Often they are like two sides of the same coin, as in we may be anxious about what might happen next, and depressed about what is already happening.
A lot of clients come to talk to me about how increasingly overwhelming and exhausting the demands of their work are.
Do you find you have less and less time for your personal life?
Have the boundaries between your work colleagues and personal space become blurred?
Do you often feel pressured to say yes when you already have too much to do?
If so then a course of 6 to 12 sessions on managing your self-care needs at work could be really helpful to you.
Many of us carry hidden wounds left over from childhood from our peers and carers. They often come about from careless or badly delivered opinions or feedback.
For every negative comment, it takes ten or more positive ones to repair the damage done by the negative.
Children are especially vulnerable to harsh feedback because they are hardwired to take in information unfiltered.
But we can retrain our brains to give us more helpful information, and filter out unhelpful negativity.
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