Understanding Anxiety and Stress:
Stress is a normal part of the human experience. Anything that places demands upon coping mechanisms can be defined as stress. Without stress, our motivation to engage in activities, embark on new pursuits, to learn something new is impaired. This is because stress produces the body’s natural arousal to get us going.
Too much stress without the capacity to cope can cause physical, emotional and behavioural problems. Maintaining a good balance between stress and management is important for overall wellbeing.
Anxiety is an emotion all humans experience. It can become debilitating if not kept in control preventing you from engaging in activities, impacting on relationships, causing physical symptoms and impairing behaviours.
Anxiety is a fear of something bad happening or about to happen. When this fear is experienced, the body responds accordingly, preparing to cope with the actual or perceived dangerous situation, sensation or experience.