Stress Management

Stress Management

Even though man can fly above the earth, explore the deepest ocean, we still have Stone Age brains. 5000 years ago when faced with mortal danger, the situation triggered an adrenaline rush, the so called ‘flight or fight’ response, often necessary to stay alive. Useful today if you need to slam the brakes on to avoid a crash but very often stress hormones are released to non-life threatening situations because the body can’t distinguish between physical or psychological stressors.

The curious thing about stress is not only does it have a cumulative effect but you can get used to it. You may only realise how much stress you are under when it’s not there, when for example you go away on holiday.

How do you know you are overloaded?

  • Forgetting things?
  • Thoughts pouring through your mind?
  • Worried and can’t concentrate?
  • Moody, feeling overwhelmed, irritable with a short fuse?
  • Aches, pains, chest pain, uninterested in sex, eating and sleeping habits changed, turning to alcohol, cigarettes etc, nail biting?

These are just a few of the common warning signs.

How does long-term stress affect you?

Long-term, many problems are either stress related or are made worse by stress on most of the body’s systems such as the digestive, circulatory and immune systems.

What can be done?

Hypnosis and NLP help in different ways. When you feel yourself becoming stressed, self-hypnosis provides you with a safety valve to regulate it and remain control when you need to.

Hypnosis helps you take control of the automatic responses and NLP can help you ‘shift gears’ to respond instantly, helping you to react more appropriately and consciously to stressful situations.

When the stress is over and need to decompress, hypnosis helps you achieve a deeper and more complete level of relaxation.