We all need a little stress to motivate us at some point in our lives. Let's face it, how many things would not get done in this world without life giving us a kick up the backside now and again?
But, as with many other things, it's a question of balance and too much can be as bad, or worse than, too little.
A study by YouGov on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation in 2019 found that 74% of people had at some point in the previous year felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, with a surprisingly high 32% having suicidal thoughts as a consequence (i). With all that has occurred since then, it is likely that figure is somewhat higher now.
Stress is then a widespread and potentially serious problem leading in the long term to memory impairment, problems with the cardiac, digestive or immune systems, skin conditions and even self harm (ii).
Taking exercise, eating healthily and making lifestyle changes all help but ultimately we need to change the way we think and the way we react to life events - which will happen, whether we like it or not.
To this end, hypnosis may be combined with a wide and eclectic range of evidence based styles and techniques to not only help you cope better with stress and reduce it's effects, but also to create a collection of skills that will keep you as stress-free as possible in the future (iii).
As always, a free, no obligation introductory consultation is available or I'm happy to receive any queries you might have via email here or by phone or text on 07761 198 504
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please note, stress shares many symptoms with those of other conditions, don't forget to get them checked out by your doctor.
(ii) The Impact of Stress on Body Function https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579396/
(iii) The Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in Reducing Stress Levels https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/wk/addit/2018/00000017/00000004/art00006
The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Job Stress https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235538/
The Effect of Emotional Freedom Technique on Stress Biochemistry https://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2012/10000/The_Effect_of_Emotional_Freedom_Techniques_on.12.aspx