What you will learn in
Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to take over your life or affect your ability to function. You can control how you respond to the stressors you face, and that can reduce the negative effects on your well-being. In this course, you’ll learn more about the benefits of taking an active role in your own stress management, along with tools and practices you can use to manage and overcome your stress.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is chronic stress?
A consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed over a long period of time.
What are some of the types of chronic stress?
- Emotional stress (difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, or frustration)
- Environmental stress (where you live and work)
- Relationship stress (how you relate to friends, family, co-workers, partners)
- Work stress (challenges and pressures related to your job)
What are the consequences of chronic stress?
Research shows that stress can contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and obesity. The consequences of chronic stress are serious.
How can chronic stress be managed?
Professional treatment can help develop new coping skills and find ways to lower stress levels. Options include psychotherapy or medications. Self-help and relaxation strategies can also often be effective.