Hypnotherapy and Stress
If you are struggling to cope with the effects of stress, now is the time to do something about it.
We can’t always realistically hope to control or change the situations and circumstances that cause us stress, but we can influence how we respond to those things and reduce the high emotions associated with it.
Often, just one session of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy will reduce the heightened level of stress enough to make a significant difference to the way that you feel and to your ability to cope.* In a session you will also learn some important and powerful skills that will help you to manage more effectively on a day to day basis.
You don’t have to live with the discomfort and anxiety of stress. Call me now for your free first consultation to see how hypnotherapy might help you.*
More About Stress
Most of us at some time has experienced stress. Some people thrive on it, whilst others simply feel overwhelmed and anxious. Feeling overwhelmed and anxious for prolonged periods will eventually erode confidence and self-esteem.
Each person has his or her own experience of stress. For some, the smallest thing can feel overwhelming, whereas others might have a higher threshold for coping. We are all different.
It’s good to remember that when it’s managed well, stress can be very helpful – when working to deadlines or performing, it can be a real motivating force.
Whatever your circumstances or your experience, it is important not to underestimate the harmful impact of prolonged stress. As part of your inbuilt survival mechanism, stress is designed to be a short-lived response to an emergency situation (fight/flight) and as such, places enormous demands on physical, mental and emotional resources.
If not managed well, the human being is more than capable of mounting and sustaining stress for prolonged periods, sometimes even years! The long-term effects of this can be devastating.
Physically, excessive or ongoing stress leads to health problems such as headaches, insomnia, stomach complaints, ulcers, IBS, eating issues, skin disorders, lowered libido, infertility, impotence, high blood pressure, heart problems, general agitation and adrenal exhaustion.
Emotionally, prolonged periods of stress hormones in the system can lead to excessive amounts of anxiety, panic, worry, pessimism, obsessive behaviours, anger, frustration, rage, jealousy, guilt, remorse… It could be an endless list.
Psychologically, over time a person’s self image will suffer, as stress symptoms such as confusion, brain fog, poor memory, an inability to retain information, lack of organisation, procrastination, all set in and become part of the person’s core identity.
Let’s face it; it’s not a good way to live, is it? So what can you do about it? It’s important to realize that we can’t always control the things that happen in life. What we can control is how we respond to those things.
You can begin by introducing a few small changes into your life, which, over a very short time will have noticeable benefits.
- Take breaks
- Breathe Well
- Notice and manage your thinking. Try Mindfulness or Meditation
- Get your Basic Needs met and eat well
You can call and talk to me about how therapy can help you to overcome anxiety before you make an appointment, I will be happy to tell you more about what to expect – 01273 500136