Anxiety * Depression * Stress
It’s a word we hear all too often and usually not in a good way.
Stress is many things and is different to everyone. Stress in of itself is not bad, it’s the way you handle it.
But what is STRESS? Stress is your mind
or body's way of responding to any kind of demand outside the normal limits of what is used to. It is nothing more than “Over Stimulation”. It does not matter if the stress is triggered by good or bad experiences. As soon as stress is triggered by something going on around you, our primitive “Fight or Flight” mind kicks in and starts a chain of chemical events in the body. These chemicals give people more energy and/or strength. So, again STRESS is neither good nor bad but simply the way it is handled by the mind or body. 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.