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In 1967, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe decided to study whether or not stress contributes to illness. They surveyed more than 5,000 medical patients and asked them to say whether they had experienced any of a series of 43 life events in the previous two years.
Each event called a Life Change Unit (LCU), had a different “weight” for stress. The more events the patient added up, the higher the score. The higher the score and the larger the weight of each event, the more likely the patient was to become ill.
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What other’s have said about Barbara’s stress management strategies.
“I started having stress and time management coaching sessions with Barbara after I had become unhappy and stressed as a stay-at-home single parent and had spent two years trying to start self-employment opportunities without success. Barbara helped me develop a vision statement, feel more confident about myself and my abilities and provided me with useful goal setting techniques, useful websites for managing time and meditations to find more calm. Thanks to Barbara my decisions are more focused and align with my vision statement, I am meditating regularly and I am confident in my abilities to re-enter the workforce again.” – Tiffiny Beamish
Thank you for your wise guidance, encouragement, advice and help. I was knocked flat but you enabled me to stand up, work things out and take back control. You gave me courage to step out of my comfort zone, to dare to dream, to do something different, to take the risk and do what I wanted to do, not just what I felt I had to do. I know that if I fall over, you are there to encourage me to pick myself up, work through it and keep going. You have made a huge wonderful difference to my life and because of you I am more confident and in control. Thank you so very, very much.
P, Alice Springs, NT