Stress Management Sydney | Healthy Mind Clinic

Three parts make up your experience of stress. First, there is the stressor. Example stressors are relationship strain, difficult working environments, receiving bad news, daily hassles like Sydney traffic, and at the more extreme end, traumatic events. You can then experience stress in response to these stressors. Stress is made of responses in your body, emotions, behaviours and thoughts. If stress becomes hard to handle, you can then feel distress. Challenging levels of distress can cause significant anxiety, depression, and affect daily functioning. You can think of challenging distress as ‘excessive stress.’