How to combat stress
What is stress?
Stress can be described as a psychological and physiological response caused by excitement, work pressures, emotional conflict, lack of sleep, pain, physical duress, to much mental activity and even love. A certain level of stress is a normal part of life and is a factor contributing to how we motivate ourselves. But when levels of stress increase we can begin to experience a range of unwanted negative effects that can be physical and / or psychological. If allowed to persist stress can and often does lead to physiological and psychological problems.
Are you stressed?
Everyone responds differently to stress, some may experience anxiety, panic attacks, agressive behaviour while others find it affects their digestive system or makes them feel tired or run down. Think back over the last few months, then look through the list below.
To evaluate the level of stress in your life simply enter a value between 0 and 10 for each of the effects of stress listed where 0 is "never" and 10 is "constantly". Then click on the evaluate button to calculate the stress in your life. (Netscape friendly!)
Learn to Take Control
If you are stressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own interpretation of it - your internal representation of an external reality. This internal perception is something that you have the power to change at any time.
If you are stressed by internal conflicts or repeating thoughts there are many ways to resolve those conflicts and to break the cycle of repeating thoughts.
What can I do about it?
If you simply want to quickly deal with the current causes of stress in your life, then we can identify your stress triggers and change how you react to them, using a variety of techniques which may include hypnotherapy and NLP.
In addition you will be able to identify your own stress symptoms and causes, then to develop the personal strategies most suitable for controlling and dealing with your stress. Allowing you to take control of both your current and future stressors. Our objectives would include:
- Accepting stress as a fact in life.
- Understanding that stress need not be an enemy.
- To understand the effects that stress has on the body.
- To understand the effects that stress has on the mind.
- Be able to identify the symptoms of stress.
- Identify personal ways to deal with stress.
- Have a greater self awareness.
- Be able to truly relax.
- Understand the relationship between relaxation and stress.
- Be able to develop the ability to self induce deep relaxation.
- Consider using low frequency audio