..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/anxiety 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 can experience a range of symptoms, these happen because of the bodies’ fight or flight response, which is caused by your adrenal gland releasing the stress hormones): Cortisol, Adrenaline, 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. You may experience difficulty in swallowing, pain in your even chest and rapid breathing, nausea, feelings of desperation, can creep in. You may have a strong desire to run and hide, or cry, 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.
HOW CAN HYPNOSIS HELP ?
First we look at what is keeping your anxiety/stress going – and there may be many reasons.
Some are physical : for example shallow breathing, muscle tension, poor nutrition.
Many are emotional: such as withheld feelings, suppressed anger,fear or shame, which can affect your, thoughts ,feelings and behaviour.
This then can change your Mind resulting in negative self talk, lack of confidence and of course low self-esteem.
The causes of keeping the anxiety disorder going are very varied so a varied approach to therapy 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
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 during our time working together 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.
SO WHAT TO DO NEXT ?
Book a free a confidential discussion with me. I work with my private clients face to face, via telephone or Skype so wherever you are in the world and whatever your concern please do get in touch.
You can call or message me on 07944268368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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