Stress — of the right kind, at the right time, and in the right amount — can help you achieve objectives in life by stimulating your thought and creativity, and providing the energy boost you need to improve your performance. But if stress is maintained at a high level for too long, the exact opposite happens.
When you start being adversely affected by your stress, you may try to plug the gaps in the quality of your output by working harder…and becoming even more stressed, which actually leads to a poorer performance over time.
Stress, at an appropriate level and duration, can be a positive influence in the workplace. However, when stressful influences are poorly managed, they can cause us to feel like we are 'treading water'. How can we use workplace pressure to our advantage?MORE
"My pick for the single most effective treatment for managing stress is actually quite a simple one . . . change your thinking style." From Mike Evans, Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health, University of Toronto.MORE
New psychology research has used brain scans, EEG, and measured antibody production, to reveal the biological processes that underlie the positive changes that people experience after practicing mindfulness meditation as part of psychological therapy.MORE
'Burnout', the feeling that you have hit and emotional and motivational brick wall, is common in high pressure settings such as the workplace. What can be done to tackle this feeling and re-invigorate ourselves to meet our full potential and lead happy, productive lives?MORE
Sharon completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Surrey University. As well as experience in the NHS, she has worked as a psychologist in the prison service and as a business consultant to multinationals. She has worked in executive management in the charity sector and now runs her own company which offers a variety of psychology services to individuals, groups and organisations.MORE
A chartered Counselling Psychologist who completed her training at London Metropolitan University, Kiki has worked in the NHS and has extensive experience working in the private sector. She specialises in anxieties, self-esteem and confidence.MORE
Erin completed her professional doctorate at City University London, later to be invited back as a lecturer and supervisor on the same course. Now concentrating on private practice, Erin has considerable experience in the public sector, as an NHS psychologist and within a number of national charities.MORE
Ophelia is lead psychologist at a busy eating disorders centre in Kensington & Chelsea. She holds a professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has extensive experience working within four NHS trusts.MORE
Alongside his private work, David has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, with various groups including families and older adults. As a researcher he has published in numerous academic journals. He is a chartered psychologist who completed his doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry.MORE
Lou is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who trained and worked in the US before moving to London in 2009. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at City University, New York, and has continued teaching in the UK as a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.MORE
Martin completed his doctorate at Canterbury Christchurch University and has worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. He has further training in systemic approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and works in a treatment and recovery team for the NHS in Hammersmith and Fulham.MORE
Helen completed her doctoral training at Christchurch Canterbury University. A chartered psychologist with extensive NHS experience as lead psychologist at the East London NHS Trust. Helen has also held various research and teaching roles, and pursues a keen interest in the arts.MORE
Silvia completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry and City University. She is a chartered psychologist who alongside her private work, practices in NHS primary care at London's Maudsley Hospital, and at GP surgeries. She has particular expertise in trauma and eating disorders.MORE
Simon completed his doctoral research at Regent's College in London where he currently lectures. He has worked in adult mental health within the NHS and a number of community organisations. He has particular expertise with social anxiety, panic and addictions.MORE