Stress is the reaction of the autonomic nervous system to real or imagined danger. It is the human body’s instinctive defence against attack. In the event of threatened or actual physical attack, the fight or flight mechanism kicks in and the system releases adrenaline to boost the body’s ability to fight off the attacker or run away quicker than normal.
The fight or flight mechanism was very useful in the days of cavemen being chased by sabre-toothed tigers. Stress wasn’t really an issue then but in the modern day running away or fighting will often make things worse. Our hormones in our bodies cannot differentiate between a sabre-toothed tiger and angry person. These physical changes were only to last until the present dangers had gone for a few moments however these changes can last for days, weeks and months if the stress keeps on approaching.
What are the most stressful situations for a human?
- The death of a spouse or close relation or friend
- Getting divorced
- Being made redundant
- Moving house
- Unhappiness in the workplace
- Financial worries
- irritability and temper outbursts
- anxious feelings especially in stomach
- low in self-esteem
- feelings of depression, anxiety or panic
- constantly worrying and thinking negatively
- drinking or smoking more than usual
- inability to switch off
- talking more or faster
- changing your eating habits eg binge eating
- unwillingness to socialise
- forgetting things
- finding it hard to concentrate
- muscle tension and pains throughout the body
- headaches and migraines
- bowel or bladder problems
- feeling breathless
- lack of motivation
We often feel that we can’t do anything about stress, that its ‘just the way it is’. Understanding stress and how it affects each of us is crucial.
Whilst it may be possible to examine our lives and work out ways that we can reduce the stress in our lives, it is perhaps much more realistic to find ways to deal with it and hypnotherapy can help a great deal in this respect.
Hypnotherapy can help you become less stressed and anxious and be able to live a more relaxed life.
We can look at the causes of your stress, offer a variety of stress reduction techniques and teach you to respond to stress more positively.
I had received hypnotherapy a number of years previously for treating agoraphobia and I found it very effective and changed my life. The problem of anxiety arose after my mum and dad passed away 3 years ago, and I felt sure it would help me again.Linda
I was right. In contacting Lynne I found it really helpful. I felt more confident and less worried about the future. I found Lynne to be very professional but friendly and very approachable which I personally feel is why my treatment was successful.
It wasn’t just the hypnotherapy, it was working together with Lynne and putting things in place that I could use at home if I suffered a “blip”.
I would recommend anyone to be treated with hypnotherapy in this way as it is very successful, and has worked for me.
I sought the help of Lynne because I was struggling with alcohol. I am not addicted to alcohol but when I had to socialise I drank excessively to give me confidence. It did not matter if I knew them well or not at all. I would always drink before I went out would get really drunk become argumentative say and do things I would never do sober or a little tipsy. Lynn helped me through hypnosis what in my past could be one of the reasons I do this and gave me coping techniques. It has been approx. 10 months since I last had hypnotherapy and with the exception of a couple of lapses I have really controlled my alcohol intake at social events and people have commented I have done well and they are proud of me.Julie
The results were almost instant, as you put my life in perspective. I could see things for what they were and the self-help i.e. breathing and techniques really worked for me.Nicola
I’ve not looked back.
I’ve not had an episode at all, I’ve cut down on my drinking. Losing weight slowly and feel generally more motivated. I’ve started to wean myself off the panic attack meds under guidance from docs, and I’m doing great.
I wouldn't think twice about returning to see you if I felt I needed it as you were very easy to talk to and put me at ease straight away. My life at the moment is great, and this is all because you taught me about my life and put it in order.
Can’t thank you enough