At some point in our work or personal lives we’ve all experienced that feeling of being overloaded and unable to function at our best as a result. Whilst a degree of stress can be a positive thing, keeping life interesting by providing us with challenge or something to strive for, we all have our limits. The Stress Management Society define stress as "a situation where demands on a person exceed that person's resources or ability to cope".
You may think the effects of stress are limited to our minds, but over 80 years of scientific research has demonstrated that stress is a whole body experience. No doubt you have heard of the "fight or flight" response, a hangover from the days when our ancestors encountered Sabre-tooth Tigers. Whilst we no longer live with that particular threat (thankfully!) our bodies still react in the same way to any situation we perceive to be stressful; releasing certain hormones to prepare us to either fight the "tiger" or to run away (my preferred option) by making our heart beat faster, and directing the blood away from any part of our body that isn’t needed to help us fight or flee. Remember your heart pounding in your chest last time you were really nervous about something? What about the tension headache? Or maybe the sweaty palms, gurgling stomach, shaky hands and complete inability to sleep the night before? All thanks to the fight or flight response I’m afraid!
In the short term your bodies can cope with this, but as soon as you face stress for a continued period, whether its down to your career, financial stress, personal relationships, bereavement, moving house, or a multitude of other situations, it starts to take its toll. Stress therefore plays a major role in conditions such as Heart problems, Hypertension, Impotence, Unexplained Infertility, Migraine, Insomnia, Pain-related conditions, IBS, Asthma, Pregnancy Complications, Depression, Anxiety and Alopecia, to name just a few.
So now for the good news… If you are experiencing Stress and some of its effects, you can do something about it and Hypnosis is one way in which you can reclaim some inner calm and brush off the negative effects of stress in your life.
You can choose a one-off HypnoRevive session to give your mind and body some much deserved recuperation, or a full Stress Management Programme across several treatment sessions, tailored to your specific issues. During the programme, I will teach you a range of Applied Relaxation and Cognitive techniques, as well as the ability to recognise stress triggers; giving you a toolkit to help you get control and focus back and improve your wellbeing permanently.
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