Stress in the Workplace 

During therapy, you can learn to deal with typical problems that lead to stress at work, including toxic work environments, overwhelming workload demands, performance pressures and deadlines.

Stress Management

Stress broadly refers to a person’s physical and emotional reaction to demands or changes in their environment. Stress can be positive, as it can motivate us to do things or to react quickly to things. When stress happens often, or lasts too long, or it is excessive, it can have negative effects, such as insomnia, physical problems, anxiety, low mood, irritability, for example.

You can learn to deal with typical problems that lead to stress at work, including toxic work environments, overwhelming workload demands, performance pressures and deadlines.  Stress also can arise from interpersonal relationships, excessive home demands, illness and other difficult situations. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Work-related Stress

Work-related stress has contributed to a large percentage of depressive and anxiety issues. In Canada, it has been found to be one of the most prevalent mental conditions. So, if you are struggling with work-related stress, Pilowsky Psychology can help you. When you feel something like you have no resilience or cannot cope with work, you are suffering from work-related stress.

Other symptoms of this mental condition include experiencing depression and/or anxiety, taking lots of days off, as well as not working effectively, not having any productivity, and sleep problems.

At Pilowsky Psychology, we can help you manage your stress with a variety of techniques that have been proven effective.

When you should seek help from us?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you can contact us to get our expert advice.

  • A persistent feeling of unhappiness or low mood.

  • A sense of inadequacy and worthlessness with a loss of confidence.

  • Bad feelings, anxiety, irritability, and guilt.

  • General aches and pains, a loss of energy, and little motivation to do certain things.

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.

  • Eating less or more – changes in appetite.

  • Sleep disturbance – i.e. early morning waking or difficulties getting off to sleep.

  •  Reduction in sex drive and/or loss of interest in sex.

  • Difficulty in paying attention, loss of concentration, and/or remembering things.

  • A sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future.

  • Having problems beings around people that lead to isolating self.

  • Thoughts of suicide and death.

  • Unhelpful, self-critical, negative, and extreme thoughts.