Clinical Hypnotherapy Treatment in Bolton
If you are experiencing stress, you are not alone.
Stress appears to have become embedded in our society and daily living as another aspect of modern life that we have to contend with. In fact, in some cases, being under stress can be seen as an indicator of importance and that otherwise you are not working hard enough!
Yes, a reasonable amount of stress is normal and can actually be productive and motivating, pushing you on to achieve, perform better, or try something new or difficult. Stress is experienced by a significant proportion of the population and may be part and parcel of life, sometimes increasing, sometimes decreasing, or present at some level.
At Positive Change Hypnotherapy in Bolton we know that stress can, however, easily increase to the point where it becomes problematic. At these levels it acts counter-productively, interfering with how you live your life and can become debilitating and disabling.
This happens when you experience a build up of competing demands, pressures and stressful factors which may combine. Your stress level reaches a certain point, your own personal ‘tipping point,’ after which it seems overwhelming, out of control, and too much to manage.
Anxiety specialist clinical hypnotherapist in Bolton, Stuart Rose, describes how this can be related to big events or life changes, but the tipping point can be triggered by almost anything. It may something relatively minor or little that otherwise you may have managed more effectively. It a very personal thing as what we experience as stressful and how we react varies between people.
Common factors which cause stress are pressures around home life, relationships, employment, housing, money and financial situation. In addition to these ‘external stress factors’ there are ‘internal stress factors’ which can contribute to, cause or exacerbate stress, such as illness, perfectionism and fear of failure. It may even be an event which is supposed to be a happy occasion which cases stress, such as your pregnancy or your wedding.
The Impact of Chronic Stress
If this problematic stress condition persists it can become chronic stress, the experience of which means you may feel ill or unwell and the stress becomes debilitating, significantly impacting on your life and ability to function.
It becomes that you worry excessively and can’t think clearly, focus or concentrate. Your thoughts may be repetitive, slowed up or racing, leaving you unable to switch off. You feel restless, agitated and on-edge, wound up, tense and anxious.
This can leave you feeling irritable and short-tempered, impatient, tearful or and angry. You may seem generally moody or to be behaving out of character. You may lose interest in life and your usual activities and stress may affect sexual function, performance or enjoyment.
Physically you may have a racing heart, shallow, irregular breathing pattern or hyperventilation. It can be that you experience muscle tension and aches and pains in your body, especially in your stomach, back chest but also other aches and pains, including headaches.
All this can negatively affect your self-esteem and your sleeping pattern, leaving you always feeling tired. It can also lead to you eating too much or not enough. Another effect of stress is bruxism, where you grind your teeth at night when asleep and you may also clench and hold tension in your jaw during the day.
You may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms to try to manage the situation, drinking more, smoking more etc.
Chronic stress is therefore a very serious condition taking a significant and sustained toll on the body and your ability to function and live your life. Additionally chronic stress can lead to and anxiety and/or depression. Left unchecked and allowed to develop and progress, chronic stress is linked with physical health conditions such as heart disease, asthma, stroke, menstrual problems, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and some types of cancer.
Clinical Hypnotherapy Treatment for Stress in Bolton:
Stress Management - Relief from Stress - Overcome Stress
This is where clinical hypnotherapy can be so effective at helping you to relax and unwind, gaining more balance and perspective in your life again.
You gain more acceptance over the way things are if they cannot be changed, but also how to manage pressures more effectively and actually move forwards in your life dealing with those things you can in a more effective, considered and appropriate way.
Through clinical hypnotherapy for stress we help you gain more control over thinking patterns and how you behave too. You can increase your self-esteem, ability to cope and gain resilience for the future.
This is about regaining balance in your life, managing, reducing and overcoming stress, leaving those old destructive coping mechanisms back in the past where they belong, instead moving forwards positively and calmly in your life able to tackle the challenges of the future.
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