Carucha Schwencke - Den Haag, psychosociale therapie, mindfulness en coaching



Stress-Care for You  

I offer tailor-made, step-by-step and practice orientated programmes aimed at:
(work)stress and anxiety relief
burnout recovery
depression relapse prevention

Stress that's left unchecked can affect your body, your thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

The Stress-Care Programmes consist of background information and worksheets, hands-on exercises and activities, mp3 materials and  e-Health programmes .

Each programme comes with a wide range of strategies on how to recognise symptoms, manage them and get back on track, giving renewed purpose and pleasure to your life.

►Burnout Recovery
Burnout leaves people feeling exhausted, empty, and unable to cope with workplace stress.

You are at risk when there is no balance between the demands and pressures of the job and your personal ability to meet them. Burnout is a gradual process, it doesn’t just happen overnight.

If you pay attention to the signs and symptoms and actively reduce your stress, you can prevent a major breakdown. If you ignore them, you’ll eventually burn out.  

Physical symptoms Emotional symptoms
• feeling exhausted and drained • sense of failure and self-doubt
• frequent illnesses • feeling helpless, trapped, inability to cope
• muscle tension and frequent headaches • loss of motivation and sense of accomplishment
• change in appetite or sleep habits • cynical and negative outlook
• difficulty concentrating • anxiety and worry





►Stress and Anxiety Relief
When stressed, your body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline, which help you
perform at your best and respond to stressful situations adequately when needed.
It's a normal healthy response when confronted with challenging situations. 

Stress becomes a problem when it lasts too long - it then causes anxiety levels to rise.

When we face life threatening situations, our built-in defense mechanism takes over.
Our body's stress reponse - the Fight-Flight-Freeze response - is triggered.
This enables us to quickly adapt to protect ourselves from actulal physical danger.

It only takes a fifth of a second for your brain to perceive a potential threat and react. 
It's default; our brain automatically searches for solutions when it perceives danger.
So persisting stressfull situations, that cannot be solved bij our F-F-F response, spirals anxiety. 

Our overactive brain, constantly searching for solutions, trying to get rid of the problem, gets into a constant state of alertness. This in turn triggers the tread mill of worrying. And before you know it, you're stuck in a vicious cycle from which you cannot escape.  

The most common symptoms that spiral anxiety involve changes in thoughts, behaviour and physical feelings, such as:

• overthinking and avoidance • a feeling of dread • a feeling of being “on-edge”
• difficulty concentrating • difficulty sleeping • fast breathing / shortness of breath
• restlessness and feeling irritable • irregular / fast heartbeat • nausea, dizziness and sweating


►Depression Relapse Prevention
While recovering from depression isn’t quick or easy, you do have more control than you realise. 

Depression is classified as a mood disorder, however it's not the mood that does the damage, but how we react to it.

By identifying the links between thoughts, feelings, body sensations and action tendencies, you can take better care of yourself when habitual thinking patterns start creating a downturn in your mood.

Aware of negative beliefs and behaviors you can then replace them with healthy, positive ones, helping you regain a sense of satisfaction, pleasure and control in your life.


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