When we feel threatened or face a difficult task the body enters into a state of stress causing physical changes designed to help you to cope. These changes include a pounding heart, increasingly rapid breathing, tensed muscles and perspiration. This is sometimes known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. Once the threat or difficulty passes, these physical effects usually fade. But if you’re constantly stressed, your body stays in a state of high alert and you may develop stress-related symptoms.
At September’s Harborne Support Group we take a look at how to identify the causes of stress and the strategies to cope with stress in relation to fatigue related conditions including gentle exercise, meditation, mindfulness, rest, sleep, pacing and diet.
We’ll be meeting in the lower hall from 1pm to 2.30pm.
Our Support Groups are for people living with chronic fatigue and their friends, families and carers. No need to book – just turn up.