Feeling overwhelmed with never-ending to-do lists? Ruminating about problems at work? Doubting your ability to do the job? Sleeping badly? Not having the time to devote to your family? Are you drinking too much, not getting enough exercise…?
These are classic signs of modern-day stress. Work stress. Home stress. Health stress. –All have an effect and can nudge us towards coping mechanisms that are not always helpful. More people are suffering from greater degrees of stress and not dealing with it effectively. Whether it’s junk food, alcohol or binge TV, we have become expert at not confronting the real issues at hand, resulting in an overloaded mind and body.
Understanding our stress, recognising its numerous symptoms and acquiring tools to process and deal with it is a vital part of managing the balancing act of work, life and family. Yet it is not always easy. More and more we are expecting to succeed in this juggling act and look good doing it on our social media platforms. It’s no wonder we develop unrealistic expectations!
One of the best antidotes to stress is to learn how to quieten our inner-critic and allow ourselves a healthy dose of self-compassion. Learning to be kinder to ourselves, to not hold ourselves to harsh standards and to face up to past hurts and rejections are some of the keys to coping better in the workplace and in our relationships.
Learning to say “no” to other people’s demands on us is another area where we can begin to take back control. Sometimes when we involve ourselves in other people’s dramas, it adds to our own load of stress. Always putting others first and taking undue responsibility for other people’s problems can quite dramatically erode our own wellbeing.
Whether the stresses come from internal or external sources, are big or small, isolated in time or accumulated from countless repetition over the years, they can have a long-lasting and damaging effect.
We know that to maintain a healthy mind and body we need healthy food, plenty of sleep and regular exercise. However, when faced with the many and varied stresses noted above we need more. There can be real and tangible benefit from learning specific skills and developing our own tools to manage the stress in our lives.
Clinical Hypnotherapy at Brisbane Natural Health addresses the relationship between stress and your symptoms and can offer the tools to deal with your stress more effectively.
Hypnosis can allow you to learn the art of calm and how to regulate your stress responses. Hypnosis can help you to find different and more helpful perspectives, resolve inner-conflict and learn to manage and even to escape the often debilitating results of stress on the mind and body.
Just one session of clinical hypnotherapy can bring you benefit. One session can allow you to feel the myriad benefits of stress release experienced through your whole body. It can allow you to tap into your own inner resources to learn different and more helpful ways of managing the complexities of life.
Rebecca Brewster, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor. She works gently and cooperatively with people needing help with anxiety, depression, stress management, addiction, pain relief, sleep issues, grief and loss, career advancement, life transitions, low self-esteem, and healthier relationships.