Handling the pressures of life and work

Life Experiences

Although we are all different and experience pressure in a variety of ways, there are common events that all of us encounter throughout our lives that can be challenging. Some of examples are: Whilst in...

Work Pressures

Work-related pressure or stress is common. It tends to be sporadic and fluctuates between mild to severe. More often than not it tends to build over time, becoming more problematic as people’s methods of coping...


How we perceive and respond to challenges and pressures, shapes our lives each day. Dr Gareth Thomas has created Mindeeze with the intent to help adults and children reduce the unwanted effects of pressure in...

One to one sessions

Mindeeze One to One, delivers a complete and comprehensive programme that focuses on reducing daily anxieties and tensions. It is centred around the understanding that thought creates the physiological changes that lead to stress. This...

One to one sessions

Mindeeze One to One, delivers a complete and comprehensive programme that focuses on reducing daily anxieties and tensions.

It is centred around the understanding that thought creates the physiological changes that lead to stress. This is sometimes referred to as the mind-body connection.

By understanding this relationship between thought and and how it affects our perception of pressure, the main objective is to alleviate these patterns and restore a sense of composure into daily life.

There are 5 sessions each spaced one-two weeks apart. Appointments are 60 mins each. It is necessary to commit to the whole programme to obtain maximum benefit.  

During each session, guided visualisation techniques are used, plus practical steps towards reducing stress.

An audio copy of the main exercise is given to each client for daily home use. This is accompanied by key knowledge to help with progress between each session.

The programme also looks at the importance of recognising the unwanted effects of stress, how to develop resilience and the use of stress management techniques.

In addition, the use of breathe-work and cognitive restructuring are included as ways of managing the body’s fight or flight responses.

The overall aim is to provide practical ways in reducing the unwanted impact of daily pressures, so that each individual can regain a sense of power over their lives.

Appointments can be made:

Work Related Stress

All jobs have some degree of stress or pressure. There are however, a number of jobs that are known to carry high levels of pressure. They tend to be those that carry high levels of responsibility. They all tend to have conditions that include one or more of the following:

  • Difficult commute
  • Large amount of travel
  • High risk of losing one’s own life
  • Working in the public eye
  • Competition within the chosen industry
  • Physically demanding
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • A difficult or hazardous working environment
  • High responsibility for another persons life
  • Meeting lots of people

These are a few that come to mind. The experience of pressure tends to build over time until coping mechanisms become ineffective, which can lead to exhaustion or burn out.

Signs of Burnout

  • Constant tiredness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Poor job performance
  • Breakdown in work and personal relationships
  • Physical illness
  • Unsettling emotional ups and downs
  • Lack of care for self or others
  • Increase in mistakes made
  • Unable to cope with minor problems

An important step to reducing the impact of pressure in these types of jobs is initially acknowledging that you may be under a lot pressure and it is necessary to combat that pressure with ways of dealing with it. Mindeeze offers the following to help with this process:

From Birth to Early Adulthood

Stress Patterns Develop in the Early Years

Responding to pressure is an automatic response that is know as the fight or flight response. How we manage or react to pressure can be influenced by many factors. Over a period of time these responses become patterns that remain set in a persons make-up.

For example, if we teach children to respond negatively to life’s pressures, it is likely that they will carry these patterns of behaviour through into early adulthood and beyond.

Similarly, if children and young adults learn how to respond positively to challenges or pressure, these skills become useful throughout their whole lives.

In short prevention is better than cure!

In view that pressure can lead to many emotional and psychological issues that are becoming more prevalent in early life, as well as stress related illness, it must be a good move to equip children with adequate tools to deal with with the inevitability of life’s pressures.

For caregivers of children

For younger children who are still very dependant upon their parents or guardian. Simple techniques learned by caregivers can help with reducing pressures and lead to happier and more confident children and ultimately adults. Mindeeze offers the following to help with this.

Pressure in teenage years & early adulthood

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Where independence is very important, learning how to recognise, reduce and manage pressure can be an essential tool in achieving happiness. In addition, this knowledge can help in achieving success and direction in personal goals. Mindeeze offers the following to help with this.