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Transformative Stress, Anxiety, Self-Doubt and Depression relief Executive Coaching

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Transformative Stress, Anxiety, Self-Doubt and Depression Relief Executive Coaching

Kelly Graves


Many people express feeling overwhelmed at work, with too much to do in too little time and/or with insufficient resources, contributing to a steady stream of job-related pressure. Not only can working in a high-pressure environment produce stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression these can also pose an increased risk for health issues ranging from headaches to stomach upset, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, an inability to focus and more. Long term stress carries a higher risk for heart disease, autoimmune conditions and other mental illnesses.


In addition, stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression can be caused by external factors such as performance incentives, unstable economic conditions, a corporate merger or acquisition, outsourcing or even a natural disaster can be anxiety-provoking when you have financial obligations to fulfill, a family to support, and a mortgage.


Change non-productive thinking patterns with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


CBT addresses workplace stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression by helping the client overcome their inaccurate and distorted thinking patterns. Cognitive distortions take many forms such as:


  • Black-and-white thinking doesn’t allow for any middle ground; rather, something is labeled at one extreme or the other. You had a great day or a horrible day. This type of rigid thinking is not only inaccurate, it is also blocking opportunity. The next time you feel inclined to call yourself “a complete failure” because something went wrong at work, try adopting a softer stance, specific to the situation at hand: “Okay, that didn’t go very well. I’m going to prepare better slides for my next presentation.”
  • Catastrophizing: “I lost this sale” becomes “Now I’m going to lose this client,” or worse yet, “I’m going to get fired.” This downward spiral quickly blows facts out of proportion. When you feel yourself start to swirl, see if you can stop yourself in your tracks. “I lost this sale.” The End. Or, better yet, “I lost this sale … Let’s move forward now.”
  • Emotional reasoning is a distorted thinking pattern leading you to believe that what you feel is what is real. For example, “I feel worried, therefore there must be something to fear” or “I feel like a failure, so I must really be a disappointment to my boss.” Before you let your emotions color the truth, remind yourself to do some fact-checking.


Job-related stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression have become more prevalent, particularly as some organizations are forced to produce the same results with fewer resources. Many employees are handling heavier workloads and juggling more priorities, both at work and at home than ever before, leading to a sense of feeling overwhelmed and sometimes to burnout.


Managing workplace stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression is critical to maintaining your physical and mental health. By making a few small, but impactful lifestyle changes, you can keep job-related stress, anxiety, self-doubt and depression under control.


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