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 your body and mind to become focused and alert. This increased pressure can actually motivate you to succeed and can even help boost confidence and self-esteem. However, the internal energy generated from the pressures of work, worry or the lack of control over your life can also cause major health and social problem.
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 impact on your feelings and behaviours. Which can then generate feelings of anger, depression, distrust and rejection.
- 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. Spending time and caring for yourself is where the healing begins. Believing that you don’t have time 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. Hypnotherapy can help address stress and anxiety levels and may be able to help you identify the causes of your stress. Or you may find it’s a past experience, a situation, a physical issue or something to do with a relationship that’s the main cause.
Hypnotherapy can help you to take control of your feelings and emotions, which will allow you to understand what can be changed for the better in your life and learn to accept what is beyond your control.