“It started just after I got a promotion at work. I became irritable, snappy and struggled to sleep. As my anxiety levels increased due to tight deadlines and I felt I was at bursting point, not to mention all the physical sensations such as palpitations and constant headaches. I felt stressed and wasn’t managing it very well . A good friend recommended I should seek treatment through hypnosis and found it really helpful. It made a real difference to my life”
Stress is the modern day scourge of daily life. With the pressure of life increasing by virtue of family life, work and financial pressures, it is unsurprising that stress is being mentioned much more in conversations and in the media. We all go through periods of stress, due to circumstances out of our control, all of which is perfectly normal, however when that stress becomes a long term issue, it is then that stress starts to cause problems for both our physical and mental well being.
Stress is an invisible facet of life that affects people differently. For some one particular situation or set of circumstances causes stress, whilst for another person, it does not. Each of us reacts differently, however, the way our bodies deal with the stress is usually the same. Prolonged stress causes a multitude of problems which includes, sleep problems, inability to concentrate, feeling physically and emotionally drained and often many more symptoms that cause misery for the sufferer.
So when asking “what is stress and how to manage it?” The answer lies in finding out why the individual is feeling stressed and the best course of action to deal with it. Although traditional medicine may well prescribe drugs, with the usual side effects, many have realized the potential of hypnotherapy as a worthwhile treatment option. The reason for this is that unlike medicines which mask the symptoms, hypnosis enables a trained hypnotherapist to find out why you are reacting to a particular stressor and how to manage it better. By dealing with the root of the problem, you will be able to manage your stress levels in almost any given situation, rather than take prescribed medication every time you feel stressed.