CBT and Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety in Crystal Palace
Stress is the way that you feel when pressure is placed on you. A little bit can fire you up, give you motivation, and help you to perform better. Too much or pressure over a long time can make you mentally and physically ill.
Each of us has experienced anxiety-producing moments: giving a talk, going for a job, or worrying about our health. We might find ourselves getting frustrated in the queue at the supermarket, or stressed because someone is driving right up your bumpers. Or the train is delayed and you are going to be late for an important meeting.
When anxiety and worry become constant companions, they interfere with enjoying life, limit promotion opportunities at work, spoil our relationships.
The Effects of Stress include...
A: Increased cholesterol and fatty acids in blood for energy production systems
B: Slower digestion causes bloating, reduced immune response increases risk of infection
C: Higher blood pressure
D: Increased metabolism (faster heartbeat, faster respiration)
E: Localised inflammation (redness, swelling, heat and pain)
F: Faster blood clotting
G: Increased production of blood sugar for energy
H: Increased stomach acids
But both stress and anxiety can be dealt with surprisingly quickly. From fear of flying or worrying about talking to people to obsessive compulsive disorder, in just a few sessions, I can help you feel better, with skills that can last a lifetime.
When faced with a stressful situation, the body releases 'fight or flight' hormones, preparing us to deal with threatening situations. In the past, these threats were predators. These days, it's exams, difficult relationships, tough times at work or financial worries. We react the same way – our whole bodies on the alert. The first things we notice are the often alarming physical symptoms - rapid heart beat, sweating or a shortness of breath. Try this free app, developed by Stanford University. You never know, it might be all you need. But if you could use a bit more support, book a one-to-one session with me. If online suits you better, through Skype, Whatsapp or Facetime, book in here.
These powerful 'fight or flight' hormones get used up when we run away from the threat or chase the danger away. But in our modern world, we can be under constant pressure, with no escape. So the hormones linger in our bodies and the uncomfortable feelings of anxiety hang around. We end up on alert all the time. On standby just in case. We start looking for trouble. We seek out the risks to our wellbeing. This biased attention keeps our little red light on, always ready for escape or retaliation. This is all very tiring and gets in the way of enjoying life. Over the long term, this can impair the immune system.
If anxiety and stress are your frequent companions, contact me now and get it sorted.
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