I offer hypnotherapy for stress management in Winchester and a group of sessions can help you identify the stress in your life, the triggers that cause it and incorporate a personally-tailored lifestyle plan to cope. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can quickly give you natural stress relief and anxiety reduction. Stress is defined as being “a condition or experience where a person perceives that the demand on them exceeds the personal and social resources they have at their disposal.”
Not all stress is bad and we need a certain amount of stress in our lives to keep us motivated ……for example to compete and win in your sport…to host an important meeting…to deliver training…to catch the bus! However if you experience certain situations which you feel unable to cope with – such as feeling overworked, unrealistic expectations from the boss, kids driving you mad, financial worries, perhaps troubled relationships many of these issues can cause stress that affects us physically and mentally.
There are various health implications of stress and these may include:
According to Stensrud and Stensrud, early stress researchers found that regardless of the environmental stressor, a generalized physiological response was activated in an individual and this “fight or flight”, or stress response was termed the General Adaptation Syndrome by Hans Selye. This is our basic survival instinct as ‘ Caveman Joe’ to either run away from the tiger or stay and fight the tiger! Our heart rate increases, blood flow diverts to the parts of the body needed to fight or flight – the arms and the legs. We produce an increased amount of adrenaline as our heart rate increases.
But – what happens in today’s society when we experience the flight or fight response but haven’t had the opportunity to fight or run away? We carry that stress within us and it builds up, making us feel unwell, overwhelmed and impacts our work and personal life.
The four main ‘relievers’ that people turn to for supposed ‘stress relievers’ include alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or refined sugar but these will actually fuel your stress. All of these substances are stimulants (although alcohol is a depressant as well), they can create a temporary solution to alleviate the symptoms of stress – a feel- good factor but they actually fuel your stress – they top up your tank to allow you to feel stressed for a little longer!
During my hypnotherapy sessions for stress management I help you to identify your personal stresses, acknowledging where changes can be made. You identify positive goals to work towards and this reinforced with hypnotherapy enables you to feel motivated and confident to reach those goals. I teach you deep relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques. We look at ways to overcome anxiety and re-framing negative thoughts. We look at how you are managing your time and incorporate techniques to make you more effective in this area. You will leave the sessions feeling confident to move forward in your life feeling positive and in control!
I offer bespoke stress management services for either individuals or teams which can be carried out either at your workplace or at my clinics in Winchester. I can arrange to carry out a stress audit initially, identifying key areas to address and offer either a group workshop for stress management or individual sessions for staff. We look at identifying stress in the workplace, coping techniques and life skills for use at home and at the office.
I also include mindfulness training for stress management within your business. Please view further details here >>
Hypnotherapy for stress management in Winchester is available at all my clinics. Please call me on 07917654546 for a free consultation.