Stress 

Stress is the body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. The body increases it’s chemicals to cope with this, giving you more energy and strength. This is great when we are taking part in sporting events, or our life is in physical danger, as this increase can be expelled. However when we suffer psychological stress, when we are worried, have had an argument, are facing redundancy, had some sad news, or just have too much on our plate, there is no outlet for it, and this is when stress can start to cause problems.

A little bit of stress can be beneficial in some situations, but too much stress for any period of time can be harmful to you both physically and psychologically.

 

FACTS:

66% of all Doctors visits are for stress related problems.

50% categorise their stress as moderate to high.

24% categorise their stress as severe.

 

Stress can affect both your body and your mind. People under large amounts of stress can become tired, sick,  and unable to concentrate or think clearly. They tend to more irritable, more sensitive to criticism, and perhaps use alcohol or cigarettes more. They can suffer from IBS and upset stomachs, nail bite, suffer sleeping problems, develop twitches etc.

Sometimes even as far as to suffer mental breakdowns, strokes and heart attacks, and new research shows links with type 2 diabetes. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy 

It is well documented that Hypnotherapy can help to reduce levels of anxiety and stress.

It is not necessarily the events in our lives that cause the perception of crisis and stress, it is the thought patterns surrounding them.
Solution Focused Therapy can help by reducing your anxiety levels, and getting the focus more on to the positive things in your life, and gets the ‘real you’ back. It helps create a more positive outlook, clearer thinking, and the ability to be able to cope with whatever life throws at you, in a calm, confident, in control manner.

When you can do this many smaller cares and worries can fall away, giving you the power and freedom to concentrate on the things you need and want to do in your everyday living.