Top Tips - Dealing with Stress

Dr Jaya Gowrisunkur - Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

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Dr Gowrisunkur

Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital in Altrincham, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a U.K.C.P. registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Dr Gowrisunkur

Dr Gowrisunkur sees out-patients at the Priory Hospital, Altrincham where she also admits in-patients and day patients. She also sees patients for individual psychotherapy.

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Dr Gowrisunkur attends national conferences as a guest speaker and has appeared as a guest on BBC programmes where her expertise has been sought.

Dr Gowrisunkur

The British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Royal College of General Practitioners and Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling have all published Dr Gowrisunkur's work.

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Top Tips

Download and view a full 62 page slideshow presentation by Dr Gowrisunkur on Stress at Work and Work/Life Balance on the publications' page.

Dr Gowrisunkur's important steps to limit stress

  • Live in the now: this is all that you have
  • Living is about making mistakes & learning
  • You can only change yourself, not others
  • Baby steps are all it takes to change
  • Stop criticising yourself: be your own friend
  • Remember: you can choose
You are not alone

Dr Gowrisunkur's top tips to deal with stress

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Take care of yourself
  • Allow yourself to have pleasure
  • Give to yourself
  • Stop being so angry
  • Say thank you
  • Say no
  • Get rid of energy drains
  • Let someone else do it

Dr G's real things to do to destress

  • Breathe, Exercise, Eat well, Drink water
  • Watch alcohol, caffeine and smoking
  • Enjoy the small things
  • Allow yourself the good things you have
  • Listen to music you love
  • Watch a funny film
  • Read a good book
  • Talk to a friend
  • Buy flowers for someone
  • Grow things
  • Give yourself a pat on the back
  • Turn away from the negatives
  • Think about good things











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