Life in our times is full of little pressures, deadlines and frustration. For many people, stress is so routine that it has become a way of life. Not to say that it’s a bad thing. It certainly has its uses and can give you that little push; you needed everyone once in a while to perform. In small doses stress is manageable and helpful. However when your body is constantly running in emergency mode is when your mind and body will pay a price.
If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.
THERE ARE MANY PHYSICAL, BEHAVIORAL COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS
Are you plagued with worry? Do you wear a slight but perpetual frown? Does your brain feel tight and taught? Does your back hurt? Do you start thinking of your day, the moment you wake up? Are you sleeping too much or too little? Are you constantly anxious? Has you sex drive/libido waned? Do you find yourself procrastinating and feeling low? Are you becoming short tempered and irritable, unable to relax?
(Keep in mind that the signs and symptoms of stress can also be caused by other psychological and medical problems. If you’re experiencing any of the warning signs of stress, it’s important to see a doctor. Your doctor can help you determine whether or not your symptoms are stress-related. If they are, we can teach you to manage it and be stress free in no time.)
Many health problems are caused or intensified by stress, pain of any kind, heart disease, digestive problems, sleep problems, depression, obesity, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, such as eczema.
There are many external and internal factors that can cause stress, and each person handles it differently. Some rise to the occasion and enjoy and thrive on a highly charged lifestyle, whereas others don’t enjoy it and yet others crumble at the first sign.
WHAT IS CHRONIC STRESS?
We sometimes feel stressed in obviously highly charged situations and this affects our physical reaction, breathing, blood pumping, senses alert and on the ready. When this situation passes so do those symptoms and we feel the stress levels lower.
Sometime the stress doesn’t go away. Sometimes it’s not even something your quite conscious about like the threat of losing your job, or a new intimate relationship that you’re so happy with. Other times it builds and snowballs, like getting married too soon and soon after getting a new job. Or getting a divorce and then having a new boss. Often its financial burdens and having to take a job you don’t like. When we suffer from stress that won’t go away it’s called chronic stress and our bodies become accustomed to it, but it’s still an uncomfortable place to be.
HOW DOES HYPNOSIS HELP WITH STRESS?
Hypnosis is an excellent choice for stress management, as it not only puts you into a deeply relaxed state but it also addresses your concerns at a much deeper level, helping you release negative thoughts patterns and emotions that may be contributing factors.
We will also teach you self hypnosis that most of our client practice on a daily basis for 5-10 minutes a day to help them stay cantered and stress free allowing you to become relaxed cope with stress quickly and easily.