Stress Management 2017-11-06T12:46:03+10:00

Stress

In today’s world many of us live constantly in flight or fight mode? Do you suffer from:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Nervous habits
  • Overreaction
  • Irritable, frustration
  • Constant tiredness
  • Feeling overloaded, overwhelmed

We all know that life is full of situations that can cause stress. You have probably noticed that some people are able to easily manage these events, while others are easily overwhelmed.  The way your mind processes a stressful situation determined how you react.  Sometimes, in the same family you van have two children going through the same situation.  One becomes stressed very easily and absorbs all the negative vibes, the other is not affected.

Why use Hypnosis to better manage Stress?

In every therapy session I have conducted through the years there are two outcomes that I can guarantee.  The first is that your stress level will be lower and secondly your confidence will increase.   By helping you move into a hypnotic state, which is  simply a  natural state of focused attention, you will find you are able to quieten and relax both your mind and body.  I teach you techniques and provide you with the tools so you can continue to take yourself into that relaxed and tranquil state any time you choose.

In a 2001 study, published by Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and conducted at Ohio University, medical students who learned just one part of what you will experience in our hypnosis sessions, were able to significantly reduce exam stress. Furthermore, blood samples revealed that these students’ immune systems became stronger the more they practiced the techniques and they were easily able to deal with stress!

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Good stress versus bad stress?

A certain level of stress is actually a positive thing. In fact, when stress is increased we can feel more energetic, more alert and able to deal with the challenges that life throws at us. Athletes, musicians and entertainers are trained to channel their nervous energy positively, to result in performances that probably couldn’t be achieved without that extra edge. The people who do well under stress are no different than you, except that they have learned effective ways to relieve stress. Learning stress management skills is one of the most important things you can do in life.

How will managing stress improve your life?  It will:

  • Increase your energy and focus
  • Allow you to deal effectively with authority, roles and limits
  • Increase your tolerance to frustration during difficult circumstances
  • Let you adapt to change and prosper from it
  • Help you to develop a sense of belonging
  • Let you show friendliness, care, and love
  • Allow you to enjoy recreation
  • Permit you to relax and sleep better by using relaxation techniques
  • Free your sense of humour and ability to laugh at yourself
  • Let you demonstrate a reasonable sense of independence and self-reliance

Why Are Stress Management Skills Important?

Stress has been linked to many health problems, including heart attacks and strokes. In fact, it has been estimated that 70% to 80% of all doctors’ visits are for stress related complaints. Being over-stressed can also lead to low work performance, sleep problems, absent-mindedness, decreased interest in life, addictions, anger, digestive problems, skin problems, frustration, etc.

What is the difference between Stress and Anxiety

Acute and chronic stress aren’t diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what’s the difference? While normal levels of stress are beneficial, if stress starts to aggregate and snowball, it can lead to chronic stress. High levels of chronic stress can cause or exacerbate severe health problems, like heart disease, obesity, and suppression of the immune system. Chronic stress can also contribute to the risk of developing depression. The brain experiences stress and anxiety in slightly different ways. Anxiety is more akin to fear. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed when that fear is significant enough to interfere with daily functioning, or if it seems to develop without cause.

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