IHH-UK organised a seminar with the theme tackling ways of managing stress. Took place on the 18th of October, Tuesday, therapists from Enfield council, Yasemin Irak and Arzum Gülsar answered questions along with briefing the participants on the nature of stress and the possible ways of overcoming its reign on our lives.
As known, stress within our comfort zone can help us perform under pressure, motivate us to do our best, even keep us safe when danger looms. But when stress becomes overwhelming it can damage our mood and relationships, and lead to a host of serious mental and physical health problems. The trouble is that modern life is so full of frustrations, deadlines, and demands that many of us don’t even realize how stressed we are. By recognising the symptoms and causes of stress, we can take the first steps to reducing its harmful effects and improving your quality of life.
At the seminar, Yasemin Irak and Arzum Gülsar presented their motivational techniques on getting through stress and its long term possible damages in our bodies. Giving examples from their workplace at Enfiend Council, Irak and Gülsar said “In conjunction with IHH-UK, we are able to organise this event at Palmers Green mosque by giving relevant information on behavioural cognitive therapy techniques and how this type of therapies help reducing the long term effects of stress, along with stress’ concomitant productions such as anxiety, panic attack and obsessive compulsive disorders.
IHH UK Women Branches president Melek Gökçe, also stated that their events on mental health shall resume in the future for the sake of our communities in London.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.