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There has been a marked rise in stress levels across all spheres of life in recent decades. Some stress is good BUT having too much stress is very destructive. It can result in a deterioration of performance and unpleasant psychological and physical effects. Instead of trying to get rid of stress, it is more useful to learn to manage it. Christine Phillips is a Gold Coast Psychologist who can help you find the best level of stress to keep you motivated but not overwhelmed.

  • Not enough stress in life can make a person feel depressed or bored
  • Some stress can help a person to focus and keep them feeling motivated
  • Too much stress can make a person feel overwhelmed and lead to health problems such as headaches, stomach problems, rashes, sleep problems, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke.

If stress starts to affect your performance and health, you have gone beyond the best level of stress for you.

As a psychologist in the Nerang area of the Gold Coast, Christine Phillips can help if you have been experiencing any of the symptoms for an extended period, or if you are finding that stress is significantly impacting on your relationships or way of life. It’s important not to wait for things to get worse, seeing a Psychologist sooner can help.

Psychology treatments may focus on behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy and psychotherapy. The use of Mindfulness approaches is also proving very effective in helping to manage their stress levels and achieve improved quality of life.

At her Gold Coast Psychology clinic, Christine Phillips helps make real changes by:

  • Identify the underlying causes of stress.
  • Examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to stress.
  • Identify and understand the patient’s stress triggers.
  • Develop strategies to manage stressful situations including diet and exercise change, getting good social support, breathing exercises, muscle relaxation techniques, assertiveness and communication skills, problem solving skills, goal setting, and time management
  • Improves the patient’s ability to handle pressures and their reactions to them.
  • Learn techniques that are effective for the patient for the long-run.

Christine Phillips’ Gold Coast Psychology specialises in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other Mindfulness based therapies. These approaches focus on how the patient relates to their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations, with the aim of allowing the individual to be able to step out of unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours and respond to their experience with choice and awareness in order to lead fulfilling lives. All psychology treatments utilised are current and evidence-based.

Prompt feedback is provided to referring General Practitioners.

Please call Christine Phillips, your Gold Coast Psychologist on (07) 5596 4866 or visit our Gold Coast Psychology practice at 22 Nerang Street in Nerang for more information.

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