STRESS treatment

understand stress and get the tools to avoid it in the future

​It can be difficult to understand and acknowledge that one is affected by stress.

We live in a culture where we are expected to "handle it all."

But stress is not a sign of weakness.

It is a state of strain where your body's alarm system is overactive.

Most people experience periods of stress and manage to cope.

However, if you don't have enough time to recover between high-pressure situations, stress can become a chronic condition that affects both your personal and professional life.

Since 2014, I have helped individuals recover from stress and with over 5,000 sessions with people facing the same challenges as you, I am also ready to help you online. 

are you also afraid to start reading about STRESS?​

​It's difficult to find a website or book about stress that doesn't list all the horrors of stress:

The problem is that if you start reading about stress, it's because you're afraid that you might have it—and reading about all the terrible things only further fuels the stress, increasing anxiety and exacerbating the stress itself. Do I need to say more?

That's why I wrote the book "Frøen i gryden" ("The Frog in the Pot"), which you can safely read without being scared because none of the terrible things are included.

The book will soon be in English too.

the secret to stress treatment: we are going to play risk!

Are you familiar with the board game Risk?

​It's essentially about conquering the world.

Fundamentally, your body has a red system, a green system, and a blue system:

The Threat System:

The red system revs up and prepares your body for fight or flight. When you're stressed, the red system pumps adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol throughout your body.

These hormones keep you on your toes, ready to run or fight, and your thinking narrows down, automatically scanning for anything potentially dangerous.

The Soothing System:

The green system is responsible for helping you relax. It brings your body back down to earth by releasing oxytocin and endorphins.

When you predominantly activate the Soothing System, you're able to feel the things that make you happy and recognize what is right and important for you. Your thinking expands, and you can see options for action while experiencing balance and energy.


You also have a system that motivates you. It's essentially neutral, but many of us don't take the time to assess what is truly important for us to pursue. As a result, we often chase after the wrong "medals."

Ideally, the systems are balanced. 

However, many of us spend a significant amount of time in either the Threat System or Drive, and we don't always transition into the Soothing System for a long enough period to restore balance.

​When you're stressed, the red system takes over.

In my stress treatment, I help you reduce the acute burden, identify the underlying causes of your stress, and provide treatment to ensure that you don't end up in the same situation again.

Kortisol is the red enemy. Oxytocin is our green commander. The red soldiers have too much control over your world map – let's create some more green ones!

this is how stress treatment takes place

We react to stress based on our genetics, environment, and "rules for living." 

Therefore, the symptoms and causes can vary greatly from person to person.

Your body's mechanisms are the same, whether the stress is due to poor workplace conditions, a divorce, the death of a loved one, illness, a traumatic experience, or simply prolonged overload, regardless of whether there was a specific triggering cause that you are aware of.

Because stress leaves such physical imprints, we have to consider both the body and mind.

That's why I have a range of other tools in my toolbox, including Mindfulness, which is evidence-based and helps reduce symptoms and manage stress.

The treatment of stress - step by step

Some people prefer to have an initial phone conversation with me, while others are ready to book a session right away. You decide what works best for you.

I will send you a link to my online booking and we agree on whether to use Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp. Before your session starts you will have pen and paper ready to take notes during the session.

We will start each session by making an agenda for the content to make sure we address the most important issues each time.

I will be assessing your stress symptoms each session in order for you to see for yourself how they decrease. 

Our brains are naturally designed to reject signs of improvement because they "scan" the environment for potential dangers.

By monitoring your progress, we obtain tangible evidence that your nervous system is improving. This provides both hope and belief that you will emerge stronger on the other side.

The cognitive approach helps you understand how you think and how you can change unhelpful thought patterns.

Additionally, you will receive small homework assignments after each session, giving you something concrete to act on. Taking action and doing something to help yourself will further suppress the red system.

Furthermore, I will teach you Mindfulness techniques in manageable doses. They will become your new best friends in your everyday life.

STRESS treatment online

I offer stress treatment in my premises in Odense, Denmark, but I also help clients in other countries and speak fluently English.

No matter where you live, help is available because you have the option to book online sessions, allowing you to receive 1:1 assistance from the comfort of your own home.

Overall, it will be a great investment in yourself and your future.

You can also read about stress prevention in companies here.

Contact me at phone number +4571758126 or fill out my contact form.

"Hi Mette.

It has been quite a while since I last visited you. I just wanted to say that things are going really well. There are many more good days than bad days, and when there is an occasional bad day, I take it easy and use some of the exercises you gave me.

I just wanted to thank you for your help. I am very grateful for my journey with you! (I might come by again during a challenging time)."

Female client

"I acknowledge what you can do. You are genuine."

Male client

"Dear Mette,

I want to thank you so much for your wonderful work in bringing me back to life. I am very aware that I am still fragile and that the pace needs to be slow for me to heal. You have given me an insight that is SO important to me. I will carry it with me always."

Female client

✓ Member of the Danish Psychotherapist association

✓ More than 6.000 individual sessions  

✓ 24+ years experience in professional communication


by Mette B.​ Lorenzen

​Cognitive Psychotherapist MPF


Contact information​:

Mobile: +45 71 75 81 26​

CVR: 35916202​