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These days everyone is feeling the pressure of stress and anxiety. We rush at work, we rush at home, there’s always so much that needs to be done. Stress and anxiety have become part of our lives. But how do we deal with it? Most people don’t.
In fact, the majority of us just bottle up our stress until it slowly begins to take us over and prevent us from enjoying our daily lives. You might be spending time with your partner or your children, but you're not really there. You're actually in your head, thinking about work and other stressors.
Stress and anxiety go hand in hand. One of the major symptoms of stress is anxiety. And stress accounts for 80 percent of all illnesses either directly or indirectly.
Stress is more dangerous than originally thought. You probably already know that it can raise your blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of a stroke. But recently it’s been claimed that 90 percent of visits to a primary care physician were because of stress-related disorders.
Health Psychology magazine reports that chronic stress can interfere with the normal function of the body's immune system. And studies have proven that stressed individuals have an increased vulnerability to catching an illness and are more susceptible to allergic, autoimmune, or cardiovascular diseases. Doctors agree that during chronic stress, the functions of the body that are nonessential to survival, such as the digestive and immune systems, shut down. Stress is making us sick.
Furthermore, stress often prompts people to respond in unhealthy ways such as smoking, drinking alcohol, eating poorly, or becoming physically inactive. This damages the body in addition to the wear and tear of the stress itself.
You can’t eliminate stress; it’s part of life. You can however manage it.
It’s not the stress that causes the problem, but rather, how we react to it
Here at Gwynedd Hypnotherapy, we work together, to help you recognize the signs of Stress and Anxiety, show you how to effectively manage them, stop panic attacks, enabling you to remain calm in any situation.
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Stress – Not always a bad thing
The objective is not to completely eliminate stress. This is something I need to make clear right from the very start.
Believe it or not, a certain amount of stress is actually useful. Stress puts the body into a physiological state of heightened arousal, attention and awareness and can even increase physical strength and power. When you’re stressed, you’re essentially ‘charged up’ and this makes you better at completing physical tasks or reacting on the spot.
Psychologists have also shown that stress can be a positive motivating force in the right circumstances. Stress is what compels us to study for exams and what motivates us to save money as a contingency fund. Specifically, this type of stress is known as ‘eustress’ and is a very useful phenomenon.
The problem is that many of us have no control over when we become stressed or when we get anxiety. This then in turn leads to us feeling those emotions in maladaptive situations.
Being chased by a lion? Then yes, the fight or flight response as it is known is exactly what you need.
About to give a big speech to a large audience? Then the same response is going to make you look nervous and unconfident.
Likewise, it’s important that the stress response be appropriate to the situation that we’re in. Being a little stressed in a crowd is normal – but having such a powerful response that you end up having a panic attack and fainting is a problem.
So our objective here is not to remove stress entirely but simply to learn to control it, to hone it and to use it to our advantage.
That’s what Gwynedd Hypnotherapy Stress Management is all about. I will teach you to take control of your physiology and your psychology so that you can experience the right emotion when you need it. You can suppress your fight or flight response during a presentation in order to come across as calm and collected and you can switch it on again during competition so that you become an unstoppable athlete.
You might not think that you currently have a particular problem with stress and this may well be true. But even if you don’t experience any crippling anxiety, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t benefit from being more calm, more collected and more in control of your thoughts and feelings.