Stress therapy for a busy world
“I’m not stressed!”
These are words i hear often and do question if this really is as true being that i apply stress therapy to my many clients. Stress is a natural part of life and essential for our day to day functioning. More and more people are finding themselves stressed. Stress chemicals such as adrenaline, nor-adrenaline and cortisol are regulated so we can maintain certain brain wave levels of consciousness moving from sleep to waking to dealing with life day to day to responding to a fear based event and the fight or flight response in mind and body.
Considering that stress chemicals are constantly flowing through our bodies does it make sense to you that we should have a strategy to keep them at a balanced level so they do not create an adverse effect on our mind and body health? There is a neural circuit between key parts of the brain, the hippo campus, thalamus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex that regulate our response to stressful situations and what we acknowledge as stressful. Trauma in all its varying degrees in childhood may set up a neural circuit/train of thought that stressful situations are normal and it sets a baseline that our judgement of stress is based on.
Why am i so stressed?
As our brain evolves and grows in to adulthood it is set in the personality that this is just how life is while we are consciously fully unaware of the impact the ambient level of stress chemicals is having on our mind and body. The same process may be observed post traumatic stressful events in adulthood that we repress and choose to move past without dealing with the trauma. Having a high baseline stress response could be observed by the inability to relax easily to sleep, irritability and health issues due to sleep deprivation and having a low stress threshold in general life leading to reaching breaking point too fast. These responses may have detrimental effects on our self worth and social circle in many ways including anger issues, social anxiety and paranoia to mention but a few.
Fortunately science and complimentary therapies have a great source of information on the mechanisms of our stress response and one approach i have learnt is that an effective way to combat stress is through self awareness, self acceptance, forgiveness and then self confidence to end the suffering. Using a set of tools that enable us to retrain the way we view life make correct perceptions of what is “an actual threat” and what is “a threat of the past” being triggered by an event in our normal operating lives that is “not and actual threat” may greatly reduce our predisposed instinct to react for survival. Creatively to do the opposite of what created the stress response may in time become the more prominent observation recognized by the conscious and emotional minds and be programmed as “the truth”. The subconscious mind will then follow direction from the two higher minds and assist a healthy chemical balance for the body to thrive on, maintain health preventing disease and healing itself. Nutritional biological factors may also need to be considered.
Stress therapy for management
Often its easy to accept that a strategy like the one i mentioned could have significant positive effects for us though step by step guidance through the brain fog that restricts most of those affected by high level stress response can be very beneficial to follow through and effect positive lasting change for the duration of ones life.
There are many different approaches to addressing stress and each persons individual situation using the therapy that best suits the client and the best approach decided by the client with guidance by our team.
Just a quick mindfulness tip, make the effort to get out among st nature more often and soak up the serenity that the Schumann resonance (7.83hz) can provide, and focus on just that one thing of beauty. I promise if you do that correctly… in those extended moments… you will find peace from suffering. This process assists lowering your base line response to situations that incite stress.
– Am i reactive due to life and stressed?
– Is it impacting my own self, health or social circle?
– If so what therapy do i need to assist me to be less stressed?
– How long will i wait to take control and effect positive change?
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Clinical Hypnotherapist, Qualified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Stress Reduction Teacher, and holds Certificate 4 in Fatigue Management.
I believe that we have all the resources within us that are needed to heal ourselves, although having someone that has walked the walk and undertaken the training needed to facilitate you in effecting the change is essential. Find out how you can work with me here.
BY: Scott Allerton