Anxiety * Depression * PTSD * Stress

Stress = Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

NOTE: READ THIS ALL THE THROUGH!!

The below content is directly from the Cleveland Clinic

"Stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur. It can respond to these changes physically, mentally, or emotionally.

What is stress?

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. Even positive life changes such as a promotion, a mortgage, or the birth of a child produce stress.

How does stress affect health?

"The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between stressors. As a result, the person becomes overworked, and stress-related tension builds. The body's autonomic nervous system has a built-in stress response that causes physiological changes to allow the body to combat stressful situations. This stress response, also known as the "fight or flight response", is activated in case of an emergency. However, this response can become chronically activated during prolonged periods of stress. Prolonged activation of the stress response causes wear and tear on the body – both physical and emotional.

 

Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress – a negative stress reaction. Distress can disturb the body's internal balance or equilibrium, leading to physical symptoms such as headaches, an upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, sexual dysfunction, and problems sleeping. Emotional problems can also result from distress. These problems include depression, panic attacks, or other forms of anxiety and worry. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. Stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.

 

Stress also becomes harmful when people engage in the compulsive use of substances or behaviors to try to relieve their stress. These substances or behaviors include food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping, and the Internet. Rather than relieving the stress and returning the body to a relaxed state, these substances and compulsive behaviors tend to keep the body in a stressed state and cause more problems. The distressed person becomes trapped in a vicious circle."

If you learn to handle ALL stress in a good way it will NEVER BE A PROBLEM nor will it have any ill effects on you.     

To completely eliminate stress is unrealistic and futile. A better approach is to reduce stress by learning how to manage stress. And you manage stress by changing your view of what is causing this bad stress. If stress is not brought under control in one’s life then it can and usually does lead to anxiety, irritability and depression.

What causes Stress? Well, life does. But let’s look at some elements that can create stress. How about your job, family, kids, school, money, friends and events. Like I said “life”.

 

Now look at what creates Happiness in one’s life. How about your job, family, kids, school, money, friends and events.

It’s simply how you look at it the elements of your life.

Change your mind, Change your life!

 

Here are a few sobering statistics regarding stress.                                                          

According to The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health      

*Note -- these figures are from 1999, so I think it is safe to assume they may be even higher now 

40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful
25% viewed their job as the number one stressor in their lives
26% of workers said they were "often or very often burned out or stressed at work"
75% of employees believed that workers have more on the job stress than a generation ago.

 

And if those numbers don't shock you, here are a few more from the 2000 Annual Attitudes in the American Workplace VI Gallup Poll sponsored by the Marlin Company:

80% of workers felt stress, in a bad way, on the job
Nearly half say they needed help in learning how to manage stress
42% said that their coworkers need help in learning to manage their stress
25% felt like screaming or shouting because of job stress

 

How you handle events in your life can be paralyzing, and it is crucial that people learn to manage stress.

 

How can Hypnosis be used manage stress?

First, To achieve a deeply relaxed state, fighting the tension your body have created to deal with this bad stress.

And Second, To help you achieve various healthy lifestyle changes that can reduce the how your sub-conscious mind handles the stress you encounter in your life. For example, you can hypnotize yourself to stick to an exercise program, keep your home less cluttered, feel more confident setting boundaries with others and so on. You can also effectively use hypnosis to help overcome negative habits your sub-conscious mind has been using to cope with stress, like smoking or compulsive eating.

So how can hypnosis help reduce or even eliminate STRESS? CLICK HERE

 

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