Is worrying about work or finances spoiling your life?
Have exam nerves left you feeling worn out and unable to cope?
Do you have an important event looming?
Are you finding the pressures of life stressful?
Are you moving home or starting a new job?
Stress is an every day occurrence which is often interpreted negatively to describe pressure that is both normal and manageable.Tight deadlines, increased workload and ever changing priorities require our body and mind to become focused and alert. This increased pressure motivates us to succeed, boosting confidence and self-esteem, thereby driving us forward to get the task done.
When stress can’t be ignored
Just thinking about the day ahead can often cause feelings of confusion, leaving you exhausted and worn out. The number of hours in the day hasn’t changed and yet you still try to do more, leaving less time for yourself. The impact this has on your health may not be noticeable until your ability to cope is affected or the symptoms that persist can no longer be ignored.
It’s when stress is prolonged that it becomes harmful to your health and general wellbeing. Demanding workloads, financial worries, caring responsibilities, relationship issues and lack of security, can all have a negative effect on your feelings and behaviour. This often leads to every day becoming a constant struggle.
- poor sleep
- inability to concentrate
- unexplained aches and pains
‘Chronic Stress’ can also affect your immune system and make you more vulnerable to infections or disease. It increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and digestive problems and should therefore not be ignored.
The good news is that overcoming stress is the first step in getting your immune system back in balance. You may believe that you don’t have time to spend on yourself. This lack of time for yourself, however, may be the precise reason your symptoms have developed in the first place. As hypnotherapy helps you to relax, it will guide you to find your own way of dealing with pressure. It will remind you of the times when you felt confident and in charge of your feelings and emotions. This will then allow you to understand what can be changed for the better in your life and also help you learn to accept what is beyond your control.