In today’s busy world stress is becoming more recognised, stress related illness is the major cause of doctor visits today. Everyone suffers from stress at some point, this can be good stress, motivation, challenges, etc.
As a positive influence, stress can help you to stay focused and alert. But as a negative influence, it can become negative to your emotional and physical well-being.
Stress can cause many feelings such as anger and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, skin conditions, insomnia, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Therefore depending on our reactions to certain circumstances, stress will either help or hinder us. Long term, chronic stress is truly emotionally, psychologically and physically damaging and difficult to live with. When stress reaches this level it is called a ‘stress disorder’. Put things into perspective and restore balance.
The effects of stress
Many people face difficult challenges and responsibilities that may conflict, causing stress that can affect their health. Stress can arise out of difficulties at home, in relationships and in the workplace.
Some stress can be considered as a positive and is necessary to do work in a satisfactory manner. However, if stress is intense this can have adverse effects if an individual finds that they do not have enough resources to cope.
Common symptoms accompanying stress
- Mood swings
- Problems with concentration
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of sex drive
- Low self-esteem
- Aches and pains
- Less resistance to disease
- Upset stomach
- Loss of energy
Left untreated, stress can lead to physical illness and psychological symptoms, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Hypnotherapy helps people to relax and reduce stress, so they can better manage stress.
Some benefits of Hypnotherapy for relaxation
- Reduction of anxiety
- Increased energy and productivity
- Reduction in symptoms of insomnia and fatigue
- Prevention and or reduction of psychosomatic disorders such as hypertension, migraines, headaches, asthma, ulcers etc.
- Increased self-confidence and reduced self-blame
- Reduced muscle tension often resulting in pain reduction