Stress & anxiety
Pressure in our day to day lives is a very motivating and positive factor. It gets us up every day and helps us achieve in life. We all have different tolerance levels where pressure tips over into stress and this is even more so when we also have sensory and auditory processing problems and developmental delays. Pressure turns into stress and anxieties develop when we are unable to cope with day to day life.
You will see stress responses from your children in terms of day to day behaviour, anxiety and irritability, sleep problems and many other areas including stomach aches and other illnesses.
As adults, we of course also experience many of these same symptoms. You may feel muscle pain, especially in the shoulders, neck and back, headaches, racing thoughts and a short temper. You may drink or eat more, drive more aggressively or be very lethargic.
Whilst stress is not an illness in itself, it can certainly lead to physical and psychological illness. There are many things that you can do to help reduce stress levels for yourself and your children in daily life and increase resilience which have been well researched.
An important factor within stress responses is how well we process information through the senses and our ability to automatically integrate information from the ears, eyes, touch and movement. For your child with a range of learning, processing and developmental issues, improving the integration and processing of sensory information is vital. For yourself, it is always possible to improve our processing, timing in the brain and nervous system function.
Take a look at some of the research and case studies below for more information.
This is just a selection of the wide range of research available showing positive impacts upon stress and anxiety with our range of programme options. We specialise in working with you to develop a personalised programme to suit the needs of you and your family.