Dealing with unfamiliar pressures, adjusting to a new country/culture, relationship issues are just a few things that expats deal with.

Anxiety and stress are normal responses to such situations; however, when anxiety & stress levels increase significantly, physical and social problems can develop making life difficult.

Effects of stress

How stress and anxiety affects the body
o Upset Stomach
o Headaches
o A stiff neck and/or tight shoulders/back pain
o Sleeping problems
o Excessive sweating

How stress affects thoughts and emotions

o Short-temperedness
o Jumpiness or tiredness
o Lack of focus
o Apprehension
o Paranoia