Juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child and elder-care concerns are only a few of the common stressors confronting women. Additional stressors include divorce, marriage, children, work and money.
Men and women report different reactions to stress, both physically and mentally. Women attempt to manage stress in very different ways and also perceive their ability to do so — and the things that stand in their way — differently. Findings suggest that while women are more likely to report physical symptoms associated with stress, they are doing a better job connecting with others in their lives and, at times, these connections are important to their stress management strategies.
In our work we will explore your values and goals in your different roles. I will teach you the tools you need to increase your psychological flexibility – in other words, your ability to act in different ways when confronted with a stressor.
Women’s roles are multi-faceted and complex, and it is no wonder women oftentimes feel overwhelmed. I can help.