Feeling stress or anxiety constantly can develop symptoms of muscle tension, shallow or fast breathing at the same time combined with a high heart rate, increased blood pressure, sweating and the secretion of adrenaline. If a person has been feeling stress or anxiety for a long period of time, they are more prone to all sorts of physical symptoms such as insomnia, hair loss, headaches, dizziness, hypertension, sensitivity to cold and possibility to develop serious illnesses.

Aside from the vulnerability of health, mental health will be in great danger if someone is in a state of mental depression and over-stress for a long period of time. Without careful handling long-term depression or stress, it could lead to the occurrence of mental illness! Since stress is unavoidable in life, it then becomes a very important issue in finding ways to deal with different levels of stress in everyday life. With an appropriate response to these stresses, we can reduce the effect stress has on us.

Stress management can lower the levels of stress in everyday lives. CMHA Employment Project targets this point by inviting a clinical psychologist Dr Christine Tseng to be at the ‘Stress Management’ workshops. This workshop is for the purpose of service users to find out how to view stress in a positive manner and how to handle stress factors in everyday lives so as to look after mental health well-being.

CMHA Employment Project aims to help Chinese people in London who suffer from mental health issues to gain and retain employment. Anyone who is interested in joining the project or attending this free ‘Stress Management’ workshop, please contact the project worker Khim.

CMHA ‘ Stress Management ’ Workshop
Date: 27th Ap(Wed) 2011
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: CMHA
Address: 155 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QY (nearest underground station Old Street, take the Northern Line)
Telephone: 02076131008 (Khim)

Translated by Lilian Yong, Proofread by Nader Baydoun

Authors: khim, Yang&HeiTung翻譯/translates

Read more http://cmhaemploymentproject.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-post_20.html

「壓力管理」工作坊

壓力與焦慮已經在現代人的生活經驗中佔了很大的比重,但人們卻常忽略它帶來的傷害,任由壓力與焦慮日積月累直致出現情緒或行為疾患的症狀,方才驚覺其嚴重性。

感受壓力或焦慮時時,身體會發生的變化包括包括肌肉緊繃、淺而快的呼吸,同時合併心跳、血壓升高、流汗與腎上腺素的分泌;長時間的處於過度壓力或焦慮狀態,生理上容易出現諸般症狀如失眠、脫髮、頭疼、頭暈、高血壓、容易傷風感冒等,甚而患上嚴重疾病。

除了身體健康容易出問題,長時間的精神壓抑與過度壓力,對精神健康更是大為不利,不經處理的過度壓抑與壓力,有可能導致精神病的發生!既然壓力是生活中不可避免的,那麼,如何針對生活中不同層次的壓力因應就變得很重要;唯有適當的因應這些壓力,才能將這些壓力對我們的影響降到最低。

壓力管理可以減緩與日俱增的壓力對我們帶來的衝擊,華心會「就業支援計劃」針對此點特邀得臨床心理學家曾淑岑小姐舉辦「壓力管理」工作坊,為此計劃服務使用者講解何謂壓力,如何正面看待及處理日常生活諸般壓力,以保身心靈健康!

「就業支援計劃」的設立旨宗為幫助倫敦受精神困擾的華裔求職,有興趣參加此計劃或出席此免費「壓力管理」工作坊者,請聯絡計劃負責人王小姐。

會心華「壓力管理」工作坊
日期:4月27日(星期三)
時間:早上十一點至下午一點
地點:華心會
地址:155 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QY (最靠近地鐵站Old Street, 搭黑線Northern Line)
電話聯絡:020 7613 1008 (找王小姐)