Stress is a state which occurs when you are faced with events that you perceive as endangering your physical or psychological wellbeing and are unsure of your ability to deal with them.  Although everyone's stress response is unique to them and there are many events or situtions which commony cause an increase in stress - these include: death of a loved one (or separation), redundancy or change of job situation, moving house, injury or illness, change in financial situation, retirement or birth of a child.  If increased stress is experienced for a significant period of time, there is a risk of 'burnout'.  Some people seem to be naturally more resilient to stress than others.  Whatever your capacity and response it can be useful to increase your range of coping strategies when under a lot of stress and ensure you have adequate support.

Job Zabat-Zinn is the originator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the author of many books on the subject.  Below is a video clip of him talking about his approach.

1:1 Support - we both have an interest in supporting people through times of increased stress and have slightly differing approaches to working with this - see our 'About US' page and contact us for an intial session.  However, we both have an established personal Mindfulness Practice and have facilitated groups on 'Mindfulness for Wellbeing'.

Jon Kaba-Zinn on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)