Stress is your body’s reaction to mental or emotional pressure. We all experience stresses and pressure in everyday life and a small amount of stress can be a good thing, it can motivate us and give us the ability to deal with situations that require us to think or act quickly and it is what gives us the get up and go to deal with life and get us out of bed in the morning.
Pressure can turn to stress and cause problems when we feel unable to cope with the stresses put upon us. Stress can affect how you think, feel, behave and react and can lead to many different issues, including sleep problems, anxiety, anger, fear and even physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach problems, high blood pressure or even heart attacks and stroke.
Stress causes a physical reaction in your body – the ‘Fight or Flight’ response, and your body reacts in the same way whether you have an argument at work or are facing a life or death situation. The more stressed you are, the easier it is for your body to react as if there is an emergency, and the long term effects of living with stress can be overwhelming.
I use the most effective forms of modern therapy to help you to retrain your mind and body to react differently to stressful situations. When we are able to work directly with the part of the mind that reacts to stress we are able to help you to find more useful ways of behaving and reacting. Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT tapping are all gentle, effective, solution focused therapies that can help you to take control of your life and help you to overcome stress permanently.
I know how it can be difficult to seek help when we are struggling, but the hardest part is often just taking that first step and reaching out. Please feel free to give me a ring for a free telephone consultation or send me an email.