What is Stress?
Stress can be defined as:
The emotional, physiological and psychological effects caused by a build up of either internally or externally generated mental pressure.
Are you stressed?
Everyone responds differently to stress, some may experience anxiety, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour while others find it affects their digestive system or makes them feel tired or run down. Think back over the last few months, then look through the list below, if you find that you have been suffering from several of these symptoms on a frequent basis then it is highly likely that you are suffering from stress.
|– Sudden feelings of fear or panic||– Feeling tense or wound up|
|– Waking up early in the morning||– Difficulty sleeping|
|– Feeling edgy or bad tempered||– Irregular eating patterns|
|– Upset stomach, diarrhoea or constipation||– Smoke or drink to excess|
|– Poor concentration||– Poor memory|
|– Constantly feeling exhausted||– Feel apathetic|
|– Fear you will loose control||– Feel short of breath|
|– Tightness in your neck, shoulders or back||– Avoid worrisome situations|
|– Palpitations or butterflies in your stomach||– Lack of confidence|
|– Headaches or migraines||– Pessimistic about the future|
|– Feel under pressure||– Aches and pains|
|– Emotional||– Feel physically run down|
|– Feel distant, dizzy, unreal or remote||– Worry about the future|
|– Lack of interest|
Long term symptoms can include:
|– Heart problems||– Ulcers|
|– Cancers||– Strokes|
|– Complete mental or physical breakdown||– Death|
The good news is that hypnotherapy is a very effective tool to help you to take control of your stress symptoms. At HMH Therapy, Heather will work with you as an individual to find out what the stressors are in your life and tailor your hypnotherapy intervention to meet your individual needs. It is important to acknowledge that people are stressed by different things; someone might be stressed about meeting new people: another person may be stressed about their heavy workload at work; another may be stressed by giving a presentation. The situation itself does not cause the stress, otherwise everybody would be stressed by the same situation.
The key lies in how we react to the stressful situation. When stress occurs it is because we have reacted in a negative way to the perceived stressful event, which in turn causes us to feel stressed.
Event —> Reaction to the event (thoughts) —> Feelings about the event
By changing the reaction to a positive one, the resulting feelings about the event also become more positive. By working with Heather using a combination of NLP and Hypnotherapy, in as little as three sessions, she will teach you to recognise the early symptoms of stress. Heather will then show you how to take control of these symptoms and then show you how to gradually relax and calm yourself. Finally, Heather will teach you how to use self hypnosis to overcome the debilitating symptoms of stress.
The initial hypnotherapy session can take up to 90 Minutes and costs £65. You will also be given a Hypnotherapy CD at the first session, to listen to between sessions to reinforce your therapy.
All subsequent sessions will be around 1 hour and cost £65.