Are you stressed out most of the time, getting snappy with people, fell lethargic but can't sleep, lossing your appetite?
Feeling 'Burnt Out' & Suffering Chronic Stress ?
Chronic stress is a response to psychological and emotional pressure suffered over a prolonged period of time in which the individual perceives they are lossing control or have no control.
Chronic stress involves the endocrine system response through which adrenail and cortisol (stress hormone) flooded through the body. This response is triggered by how we think of events in terms of: 1) has harm already be done, 2) is it a threat to my future, and 3) do I have the resources to cope. People tend to use:
Problem-focused coping: rational approach that attempts to change the situation by changing either something in the environment or how the person interacts with the environment
Emotion-focused coping: efforts to control the emotional distress associated with the situation
The HPA axis endocrine system has an inbuilt negative feedback loop whereby after short periods of normal stress the system shuts down and stops releasing adrenalin and cortisol. However, when an individual experiences excessive worrying the negative feedback loop fails and a continuous flow of adrenalin and coritsol is released.
This causes numerous health problems through inflammation, skeletol-musculature tension-type headaches and migraines (especially linked to job stress), high blood pressure, inflammation in the circulatory system, disgetive problems e.g. bloating and other gut discomforts such as bowel muscle spasms.
Alleviate Chronic Stress with Hypnotherapy
If you suffer from burnt out or chronic stress, then its time to change. I can help you through a tailored combination of hypnotherapy and Nero-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which will dramatically reduce your stress load. Together, we will identify the sources of stress in your life and explore how you cognitively perceive and react to these events.
When you suffer from chronic stress or experience burnout, if feels like everything has become too much, barely coping, and that you’re hanging on by a thread. This is what chronic stress does to your thinking. It makes you feel certain that your stuck in your life situation.
It devours the pleasure form all those things you used to enjoy, makes you feel emotionally disconnected from loved ones, and makes you see everything through an agitated and frustrated lens. In short, chronic stress is a bacterium that feeds on your emotions and dissolves all your pleasures.
However, when you really know how the mind and body work to produce and maintain stress, then you can start to breath a sigh of relief again, as optimism returns once more.
The first very first thing we will do in our session, is make sure that you fully understand why you are feeling this way. It has a lot to do with the way you are processing information cognitively and how this impacts upon the autonomic nervous system, making you feel worn out both mentally and physically.
Then I will work expediently to help you feel much better with deep breathing and deep relaxation techniques. This is to not only relax the body, but also to relax the mind, as you’ve probably noticed stress can make the mind feel somewhat jumbled and discombobulated, making it difficult to pay attention and learn.
When you leave my clinic after the first session, I would expect you to feel better, unwound, relaxed, and refreshed, than you have in a very long time. But of course, stress doesn’t dissolve away overnight. In the following session, we will work together to:
bring your nervous system back to a healthy functioning level
reduce the amount of worrying and catastrophising you are doing
resolve any negative self-talk and self-criticism you are engaging in
help balance you thinking so you are no longer thinking in terms of extremes
as you feel better, gradually introduce well-being tool and skills that will enable you to self-regulate efficiently in the face of any future stressors, protecting you from experiencing chronic stress again
Burn out and chronic stress, if left untreated can be very dangerous, affecting all aspects of life and can cause heart disease and hypertension, affecting work performance and personal relationships. However, with the right support stress can become manageable, enabling you to live a more balanced, peaceful and relaxed lifestyle.