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Some People Seem to Thrive on Stress and Others,
Not so Much.

What is viewed as stressful is different for different people.  When some of us think of stress, images of rush hour traffic come to mind, some individuals find holiday stress difficult, and others: may think of the pressure they feel while working.  Homemakers and children experience their own personal stress too.  Certain types of stress are normal and healthy.  We need a certain amount of stress to become motivated and achieve our goals.  However, to maintain our sense of emotional and physical well-being normal stress must be managed, and unhealthy amounts of stress need to be reduced.

Using Hypnosis For Stress Management

Medical experts believe that stress causes or complicates about 90% of  health problems and chronic diseases which are treated today.  Utilizing hypnotherapy in your stress management plan will make it much easier to change your unhealthy patterns into healthy behaviors and thought patterns, and improve your health and emotional well-being.
Dramatic results can often be achieved with hypnotic techniques including visualization and guided imagery.  The key to guided imagery is to learn to deeply relax.  Relaxation for stress management is not achieved by watching TV, leisure reading, or sleeping.  Visualization and guided imagery therapy can teach you how to deeply relax, and give your subconscious mind suggestions that empower you to alleviate unhealthy stress.  
Utilizing hypnotherapy in your stress management plan will make it much easier to change your unhealthy patterns into healthy behaviors and thought patterns.


Anti-Stress Self-Care Strategies

    •    Get a healthy amount of sleep.
    •    Eat a nutrient rich diet.
    •    Exercise, or take walks as directed by your physician.
    •    Do relaxation exercises regularly.
    •    Talk out problems with caring friends, or family.
    •    Manage your time.

What Is Stress?

Stress is your body's physical and psychological response to anything you perceive as overwhelming or threatening. This may be viewed as a result of life's demands, pleasant or unpleasant, and your difficulty in meeting them.
Stress is a natural part of our life. Without some stress we would lose our energy for living. We thrive on certain amounts; but too much or too little stress will limit our effectiveness. Ideally, we find our optimal level of stress to be the balance at which we are most motivated.  Participating in psychotherapy can help us to find that balance, and learn skills and strategies for handling stressful times.

Risks Of Unhealthy Stress

Emotional, Physical And Behavioral Symptoms of Stress
You may feel physical stress which is the result of too much to do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness. Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved ones illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from work.
However, much of our stress comes from less dramatic everyday responsibilities. Obligations and pressures which are both physical and mental are not always obvious to us. In response to these daily strains your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to you muscles. This response, is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation.
However, when you are constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, you will feel stress which can threaten your health and well-being.  The physical symptoms of stress include headaches, muscle pain constipation, stomach problems heartburn and skin problems.

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Editor: Cynthia Lindner 
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