Is stress controlling your life?
Hypnotherapy can relieve stress and help you be happy.
Specialist hypnotherapy and coaching in Spalding, Lincolnshire and online.
Why you're always stressed out - and how you can finally find peace.
A little stress can help us achieve more than we thought was possible, but too much stress can be a serious emotional and physical problem.
Stress is always being talked about, so why do you feel so alone?
Stress, along with anxiety, is one of the emotional and mental health buzzwords of the moment.
And a small amount of stress can actually be good for us.
But when that stress gets to be too much, it can be bad news for us physically and mentally.
Stress is often seen competitively - when someone with stress tries to talk about how they are struggling, it is common for someone else to try and make them feel better by saying, "oh, you've nothing to be stressed about, I have much more stress!"
Stress can come from other people...or from inside ourselves.
A boss shouting at you and belittling you.
The mortgage rate going up.
The dog getting sick when his insurance has ran out.
These are all external stressors - stuff in our lives (and outside our heads) that cause us agitation and annoyance and upset.
But that sense of being worthless?
That worry that really everyone hates you?
That constant fear of not knowing what to do?
These are internal stressors - stuff in our head that make us anxious and uneasy and cause us worry.
Stress can be acute or chronic.
If you find yourself feeling stressed pretty soon after a traumatic event, you're probably dealing with acute stress.
It can seem overwhelming, but it often doesn't last more than a few weeks.
If you find yourself feeling stressed after lots of small events, or you can't point to one single thing that's made you stressed, you might be dealing with chronic stress.
Chronic stress generally occurs after being under pressure for a long time...and it can take a long time to go away.
Stress affects us physically and mentally.
Stress might be a feeling, but it can have very real physical effects.
Increased blood pressure.
Increased weight gain.
Higher heart rate.
It can make you feel lonely and depressed.
Or irritable and bad tempered.
Which makes it harder to concentrate on things, so you make mistakes more.
Which makes you even more irritable.
How to manage stress.
Stress is very individual, and acute and chronic stress can sometimes need different help.
Acute stress management is often about dealing with one specific issue, and finding the right approach and strength to do that.
Chronic stress management can require more work, as there are often more complex, longer term issues to deal with.
No matter which type of stress you have, managing your sleep, getting outside and making time for yourself is important in your recovery.
Hypnotherapy and coaching can help you deal with the issues and help you move through your stress to the peace that awaits you on the other side.
Want me to help you with your stress?
You're welcome to book appointments one at a time.
Appointments cost £80 and last about one and a half hours.
Most people feel noticeably better after one appointment, but you may need more appointments depending on your situation.