Stress and Burnout Treatment – Montreal
(Saint-Laurent)

What is stress?

Stress is the body’s way of reacting to the events around you. Experiencing some stress is normal. However, an overabundance of stress may have negative effects on a person’s day-to-day life, such as mood swings, a decreased ability to concentrate, lack of interest and motivation and decreased sexual desire.

High levels of stress may also contribute to physical pain, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive issues. Extreme stress or stress that lingers can lead to negative effects on relationships and work performance, depression, anxiety or burnout. When someone is experiencing burnout they may feel overwhelmed to the point of listlessness or despair.

What can I do?

If you suspect that you may be experiencing burnout or you are suffering from chronic or intense stress you can seek the help of a psychologist or a therapist for an assessment and receive therapy for stress management.

How can stress management therapy help?

A psychologist or therapist could help you look at the specific symptoms you are experiencing and the sources of your stress, such as stress created by family, work or past experiences. By understanding the factors that contribute to maintain elevated stress levels, appropriate coping strategies can be developed to help you manage, reduce and prevent future stress.

Resources

This website offers a number of helpful tools and worksheets that can help facilitate change and promote well-being. You are welcome to download the following PDF document(s) or download ADOBE here  to download the desired file. These tools are most helpful as an adjunct to therapy.

Coping
Positive Statements

Video Resource