Before tackling Stress Management, let’s get a clear understanding of what stress actually is.
Stress is an ancient response, sometimes called the "Fight or Flight” response. When our ancestors were still living in caves there were essentially two types of people…the quick and the dead!
When suddenly faced with danger, perhaps whilst partaking of some pleasant and relaxing pastime like sleeping or eating, there had to be an instant and profound reaction. If a wild animal or some member of another tribe attacked them without warning then the entire body would have to be put on a “war footing” those that responded well, lived and those slow, died!
When stress is profound our bodies experience changes as we:
In this modern world we are all stressed, to some greater or lesser extent, most of the time therefore you don’t have a hope of bypassing the belief system at least that is while the defenses are up and checking every detail. But just as the mind can control the stress reactions of the body, the body can also influence the mind.
The problem becomes serious when you spend continuous periods of time fully prepared for conflict even when no actual threat exists. The range of effects of Stress can include a number of the following symptoms:
A common response that people do in attempting to alleviate their stress levels is turning to Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking and other harmful substances.
The good news is that the stress cycle can be broken using hypnosis. So we deal with it by focusing on the problem in specific sections:
As a result, the benefits that you will experience from managing your stress are:
If left un–checked, stress can be a potential killer and can lead to cardiac problems including heart attacks!
If you are experiencing the symptoms of stress, you should take the initiative and take steps to manage and reduce your stress levels.
You can have your stress level assessed and discuss this during your free of charge initial consultation at the BLHC.