The unemployment figures today have posted the unemployment rate well in excess of 2.4 Million in the UK, with expectation that the unemployment rate may reach 4-5 million over the next 24 months.
Losing one’s job can be one of the most stressful periods in life, however, the run up to losing one’s job through redundancy over a period of time can be extremely harmful to one’s health as the stress is over a period of time and generally increases into becoming unemployed .
Unemployment for under 25’s is expected to significantly increase over the next few years as the 2nd Depression (or “recession” as known in the misinformation Political and “expert” circles) starts to bite when we move through the summer period into autumn.
People begin to experience emotional stress as they realise the significant lifestyle changes that are required when unemployed, such as not being able to go on holidays, or going out and socialising, which in turn isolates individuals thereby impacting on their emotional and mental well being .
Being unemployed may also give rise to fear relating to the ability to meet living costs, or give rise to anger or frustration as a result of not being able to find appropriate work.
StressManagement.co.uk has developed a range of free services which enable individuals to effectively deal with their stress levels, be it stress from being unemployed, work stress, relationships or negative emotions.
Meditation has been demonstrated to effectively resolve unproductive stress and destructive emotions such as fear and anger.
Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)
Symran (by Dav Panesar)