I'm not stressed!
  • Are you full of energy?
  • Can you relax easily?
  • Are you feeling fit?
  • Do you have a good memory?
  • Do you sleep well at night?
  • Do you concentrate easily?
  • Is your weight correct for you?
  • Are you even tempered?
  • Do you have good work habits?
In other words, are you feeling generally in control of your life, the way you react to things and are you feeling fit and healthy? If you answered "NO" to some of these questions you are almost certainly stressed. Stress related illnesses are a major cause of premature deaths in NZ.

We need some stress in our lives. We don't need distress. Too much stress becomes distressing.

Are you stressed out?
  • Chest pains
  • Palpitations
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Indigestion
  • Constant tiredness
  • Feeling helpless
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rashes
  • Feeling overburdened
  • Headaches
  • Persistent illnesses
  • Feeling out of control
  • Sleeplessness
  • Persistent infections

What happens to your body when you are stressed for too long?

Extra cortisone is released causing the body's immune system to become undermined, making infections and illnesses more likely. Extra thyroid hormone is released into the bloodstream making us nervy, feeling exhausted and creating insomnia and weight loss. The levels of endorphin eventually drop causing pain to be more aggravated - migraines, backache, arthritis etc. become worse. Sex hormone production is reduced causing related problems. The digestive system shuts down. This causes many stomach complaints - i.e. ulcers, IBS, etc.
Extra sugar is released into the blood which requires extra insulin to metabolise it. This can lead to problems with diabetes and hypoglycaemia. The heart beats faster causing higher blood pressure. Cholesterol levels are increased. Eventually the senses become dulled making the likelihood of accidents more likely.

When you are relaxed none of these things happen to your body. Learn to relax. Learn to control your stresses.

We all experience stress in our daily lives. We need some level of stress to keep us going. The problems are caused when the stresses in our lives become distressing and especially when they stay distressing over a period of time.

There are two main causes of stress : - stressors such as divorce, death of a loved one, job problems etc and our reaction to those stressors. The more you feel in control, the less likely you are to be adversely affected by stress.

What can you do to keep your stresses under control so you do not become affected by them?

Make sure you get regular exercise that is appropriate for you. This is the single most important thing you can do to control your stresses.
Eat a healthy well-balanced diet. Too much junk food and too much fatty food is not beneficial. Also be relaxed when you eat.
Do you get enough sleep each night? How are you when you are eating your lunch for instance?
How do you view the world?
Are you positive about yourself and the happenings in your life or are you one of the world's moaners - always finding things wrong. Your 'self talk' is one of the most important things you do - Is yours positive?

Hypnotherapy Helps You!

Helps you re-establish those good habits:
  • Exercising
  • Eating properly
  • Sleeping well again
Helps you become more:
  • Positive
  • Relaxed
  • Efficient
  • Hopeful
Helps you put things into perspective.
Go on - Stop Suffering

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