..IS STRESS KILLING YOU ?
Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body.
We can all feel stressed or anxious at times, it is a normal response to a stressful situation. However for some people,the anxiety or stress can become so severe that it interferes with their day to day living. When stress/anixiety gets out of control it can quickly become as disabling as any chronic illness. Hypnotherapy can help take away some of the the anxious feelings leaving you feeling lighter and more able to cope with life.
STRESS AFFECTS YOUR BODY
When we are anxious, we may also experience a range of symptoms, these happen because of the bodies’ fight or flight response, which is caused by your adrenal gland releases the following stress hormone(s): Cortisol Adrenalin Noradrenaline
You may have feelings of terror, your skin may be pale or deep red, you may sweat, have a rapid heart beat, a rise in blood pressure, tension in the muscles, trembling or shaking, dryness and tightness of the throat, difficulty in swallowing, pain in the chest and rapid breathing, nausea, feelings of desperation, and may have a strong desire to run and hide, or cry, you may have tingling in the limbs, fear of fainting, or difficulty sleeping, or concentrating, and may feel detached from your body. So feeling anxious can not only affect you emotionally, but it can also mean you experience unpleasant physical symptoms. Often anxiety can be brought on, merely by thinking about a particular situation.
SO WHAT TO DO NEXT ?
If you think you have an anxiety/stress disorder, please vist your GP, who will listen to what you have to say, and make sure it is an anxiety disorder that you are suffering from.
HOW CAN HYPNOSIS HELP ?
First we need to look at what is keeping your anxiety/stress going – and there may be many reasons.
Some are phisical : for example shallow breathing, muscle tension, poor nutrition, emotions (such as withheld feelings) which can affect your behaviour(avoidance of the phobic situation) and your Mind (negative self talk), and of course low self-esteem.
The causes of keeping the anxiety disorder going are very varied so a varied approach to recovery is needed too.
At A New You we work on
Learning to relax is essential, and what really makes the difference in dealing with anxiety/stress is the regular daily practice of some form of deep relaxation – done properly this will help you breathe normally again. Relaxation and hypnosis techniques will
Decrease the heart rate
Decrease the respiration rate
Decrease the blood pressure
Decrease the muscle tension
Decrease the analytical thinking
Hypnotherapy will embrace all of this, as your hypnotherapist i will teach you self-hypnosis, and make you a CD/MP3 recording , so that you can relax at home.
You will learn to breathe properly, relax your muscles, work on your emotions and withheld feelings, turn your negative self talk into positive, so that you can get on with your life.
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks is an extremely powerful tool. It is used to change the thought processes that lead to anxiety and panic. During the hypnotherapy sessions you reduce the anxiety levels previously experienced.
Regular sessions will provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore what is going on for you, express yourself emotionally, and learn ways to cope more effectively. Painful feelings like grief, anger, shame, and fear can seem overwhelming; however, you will be given tools to manage these feelings, as well as being encouraged to look at how your thoughts may be helping or hindering your life.
Working together, to build a trusting therapeutic relationship, you will have the time and space to share your story. Be assured that everything shared within the session is treated with the utmost confidentiality at all times.
HYPNOSIS IN RUTLAND
Kim Thomas, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Rutland and Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Covering the East Midlands area.
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