Help to Resolve Stress – Related Symptoms and Illnesses –
Understanding Stress and it’s impact…
Stress has always been a part of our daily lives, beginning with the fight or flight response we inherited from our early ancestors. Many of our stresses are natural everyday responses to situations where are bodies react in a somewhat stimulated way. This type of stress could be viewed as ‘positive’ or ‘necessary’ stress because without it we would probably lead quite inactive, dull and directionless lives. As James Tighe (from BBC Health) points out:
Stress in itself isn’t necessarily harmful. Everyone needs goals and challenges. But too much can be damaging.
In our current society, people are increasingly experiencing too much stress, or what could be called ‘negative’ stress. This is the type of stress that can make you feel overwhelmed and jittery. Stress is a well-known trigger for depression and it can also affect your physical health.
There are a limitless number of triggers for stress, however the following are generally accepted as being in the top dozen: any sort of loss, from bereavement, divorce and separation to a child leaving home; long-term illness and disability; marriage; moving house; a new job; holidays and work.
The symptoms of negative stress are well known to us, and include:
Difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
Drinking and smoking more
Loss of concentration
We all have a level of stress, including negative stress, which is manageable for us. This level will vary from person to person and is dependent upon a number of factors, for example, self-confidence and self-esteem, stability of lifestyle and relationships, unresolved issues from our past. So, as long as we keep our stress levels below our individual limit, we are likely to be able to function effectively. However, if we are operating at our individual limit all the time, any additional stress (even something very small) may tip the balance and move us from a position of experiencing a manageable level of stress, to a situation where we are feeling completely overloaded or out of control.
What is important when thinking about our stress levels is the degree to which our response to a certain trigger has been either appropriate or disproportionate. Equally important to consider is the degree to which stress is beginning to seep into all aspects of our lives.
How Hypnotherapy Cardiff Can Help
If you are suffering with stress that is related to a specific event, for example, if you are due to make a long journey or perhaps you are in the middle of a particularly busy time, then hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy can help enable you to reduce your stress levels and to feel more relaxed and in control.
It can often help you to obtain a strong visual image of yourself being calm and self-assured in your current or upcoming situation or event.
Here at Hypnotherapy Cardiff we have substantial experience of helping people to reduce their worries and stress in relation to specific events, and you would need just one or two sessions, a week or two before the event in question.
Ongoing and Pervasive Issues with Stress
Perhaps your issues are more long term or pervasive and you have found that your stress levels are having a limiting effect upon your life? Perhaps you are not sleeping well at night? Perhaps you are constantly having arguments with those around you? Or perhaps you are beginning to take significant time away from work due to your high stress levels?
In these circumstances it is likely that you would benefit more from going through The Thrive Programme with me which is a unique, research based and self empowering psychological training programme which, as well as aiming to help you to detect, understand and then change any unhelpful thoughts, habits or behaviours that you might have developed in regard to your symptom/s, also aims to help and empower you to create strong psychological and emotional foundations which can often lead to a more confident and resilient you and less likely to worry about self-esteem/confidence issues any more.
(For more info on The Thrive Programme click here.)
Or Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy where we can help you to explore and re-process any past unresolved or ongoing issues that may play a part in your presenting symptom in a safe, totally non judgemental way.
This type of therapy is done in a very relaxing and effectual manner and can often help you to reprocess and re-evaluate certain thoughts, feelings and experiences enabling you to see them in a more helpful manner and aiming to help give you a clearer or different perspective on things.
(For more info on Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy click here.)
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