Sometimes stress is triggered by specific circumstances for a short period of time, and when those circumstances change, the stress subsides; however, sometimes stress is prolonged and lasts beyond the circumstances, or the circumstances are unlikely to change in the short term, such as work-related stress or coping with a loved one’s illness. This is when you must intervene and learn a new way of dealing with stress in your life.
Believe it or not, stress is a mental state brought on by how you think about a situation. However, your mind can become ‘locked in’ and you can become overwhelmed by everything going on in your life, not just the immediate situation.
Initially, stress may make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or irritable, but if you allow it to continue, more serious symptoms can emerge, limiting your ability to function and even leading to long-term illnesses and time off work.
Although everyone is different, common stress symptoms include:
Depressed mood and occasionally fearfulness * Irritability and anxiety * Sleep disruption * Lack of energy * Lack of motivation * Weight gain or loss * Loss of pleasure or interest in normal activities * Difficulties in thinking or concentrating * Negatively forecasting the future * IBS, constipation, and food sensitivities are examples of stomach issues.
Insomnia, weight loss or gain, and lack of concentration are examples of symptoms that can be treated specifically.
People who are stressed frequently can have a tendancy to self-medicate with alcohol, drugs, or cigarette smoking, which can lead to further problems.
If stress is negatively affecting your life, we can help you to learn how to do things differently. When you learn these strategies, they will not only change your life for the better, but they will also provide you with the tools to improve your quality of life, work performance, and relationships.
Stress is one of the most treatable conditions with long-term strategies for avoiding falling back into the stress trap with the right hypnotherapy.