RELIEF FROM HARMFUL STRESS
Stress is a term that refers to your body's way of responding to any kind of challenge or demand. This can happen as a result of good or bad experiences. When you are faced with a challenging situation, your body activates resources (chemicals released into the blood) to help you. These chemicals can trigger a faster heart rate, alertness, and muscles fully prepared for action. Which is good if you’re in physical danger. A little bit of stress can also be good in short term situations like public speaking, sports, or the performing arts where you can use the energy and alertness to improve your performance. But the stress response can work against you if it continues over a longer period of time, and if there is no natural direct physical or emotional outlet to release it. While short term stress can have beneficial effects, long term chronic stress can be very harmful.
Common signs of harmful stress are: high blood pressure, rapid breathing, slowed digestive system, increased heart rate, weakened immune system, tense muscles, sleeplessness. As you can see, these are things that you wouldn’t want to accept as part of your normal physical state. Some common types of stressors (things that cause stress) are: external physical threats, noise or overcrowding, continuous worry, overwork, and fatigue.
Stress usually develops as a result of more than one factor, and our stress reduction sessions can help you on many fronts. As an example, for certain types of environmental or situational stress we might work with changing the way you communicate, changing the way you work, or avoiding certain situations when appropriate. Some of your behaviors in these areas may have become automatic, and we can help you break the patterns that don't work for you anymore, so that you can discover new possibilities. For certain types of internally generated stress (worrying, analyzing or otherwise focusing on something that happened in the past, or on a potential problem in the future), learning to put a powerful focus on what you want rather than on what you don't want can make all the difference.
Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Skill Building put you in the drivers seat. Challenging circumstances or troubling thoughts don't have to disrupt your life. In fact, they can be opportunities for growth. You can take charge of your own state and move things in the direction you want.