I have a variety of tools in my tool box, and one of my favourites is EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique. What I love about this tool is that it is so simple and gentle and yet so powerful. It can be used on absolutely anything and it is a great self-help tool. It works
Stress & Anxiety
Unless you are totally chilled out, most of us will have experienced stress at some point in our lives.
If stress is short lived, such as the result of moving house, meeting a deadline, or the thought of an approaching dental appointment, then it has no long-term detrimental effects to health. But when it becomes constant or chronic due to, perhaps, caring for a sick relative, or being in a stressful job, it not only affects our health but also our job, family and relationships.
Stress is a physical, mental and emotional response to some change in our environment. Symptoms include inability to sleep, unable to concentrate or make decisions, impatience, loss of appetite and sexual dysfunction. When it becomes chronic it may cause hypertension and heart disease such as heart attacks and strokes.
Chronic low-grade stress or repeated episodes of acute stress may eventually lead to anxiety. Anxiety occurs when we experience apprehension or fear. A certain situation triggers fearful thoughts which cause an emotion and the feeling of anxiety. This feeling, in itself, produces more negative thoughts escalating the anxiety which may result in a panic attack, unless the trigger is removed.
With anxiety there are also physical, mental and emotional symptoms, very similar to those of stress but more intense. You may be aware of your heart pounding quickly, shortness of breath and sweating. You may feel faint and sick. It is, in essence, the flight-fight response, but there is no actual situation to fight or flee. Constant anxiety may lead to depression.
There are many reasons why stress and anxiety occur and why some of us are more prone to it than others. The management of stress and anxiety through Hypnotherapy is tailored to the individual, looking at those areas that need to be addressed. Relaxation is key, but there may need to be a change in perspective of certain issues and some areas of life style may need to be looked at. There are often deep core beliefs running, which can be addressed easily and effectively with EFT.
Out of the blue, after 20yrs in the same job, there is a change in management and Jeff starts to feel anxious about going into work. There have been some recent changes and a few redundancies. He no longer feels secure in his job, and he is finding it difficult to keep up with the
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Do you toss and turn at night? Unable to sleep because you can’t switch your mind off? This is a very common problem, especially if lives have become busy or work is stressful. A very simple activity to help with this is to write a journal last thing at night prior to going to sleep.
It was so embarrassing. I was sure it was Judy, this morning in town. I saw this woman in the queue in the post office as I was leaving. I was so pleased, because I hadn’t seen her for ages, and we get on really well. She had her back to me, but when I
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, and we have all experienced what it feels like after a bad night. And if I were to ask you why this is important you would probably say it is to recharge our batteries. But what does “recharging our batteries” actually mean? There are