CBT and Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety in Glasgow

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...

The effects of stress A: Increased cholestorol and fatty acids in blood for energy production systems
B: Decreased protein synthesis; intestinal movement (digestion); immune and allergic response systems
C: Increased 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.

When faced with a stressful situation, the body releases 'fight or flight' hormones, preparing us to deal with threatening situations. Once these threats were predators. These days, it's more likely to be exams, difficult relationships, tough times at work or financial worries. We react the same way – our whole bodies on the alert. The first thing we notice is the often alarming physical symptoms - palpitations, rapid heart beat, sweating or a shortness of breath.

The hormones get used up when we run away from the threat or chase the danger, rattling our sabre. But in our modern world, the threat is mostly social. We are under constant pressure, and we cannot run away. So the hormones linger in our bodies and the uncomfortable feelings of anxiety hang around. Over the long term, this can impair the immune system. 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 free game by MindHabits (based on sound psychological research) helps you to refocus, noticing the good things in life so we can worry less. Give it a try!

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy works well with all forms of  anxiety and stress, from low-level to post-traumatic stress disorder. And it works quickly, so you are back on track in just a few sessions.

If anxiety and stress are your constant companions, email me sorted@carolinebrowntherapy.com and learn how to feel better again.

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