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).
Stress is then a widespread and potentially serious problem leading in the long term to problems with the cardiac, digestive or immune systems, skin conditions and even self harm.
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.
I offer hypnotherapy with Emotional Freedom Techniques for stress management over 4 sessions at a fee of £45 per session.
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.