Stress and Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety

“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
― Lao Tzu

Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever increasing demands of life. Everyone experiences stress at some point during the year. Your brain comes hard-wired with an alarm system for your protection. When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release the “fight-or-flight” response. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off – like your cell phone.

Think of yourself as a cell phone.  How often do you turn yourself off?  Stop taking messages?  Relax and rejuvenate?  Your phone gets a reboot once in a while.  Do you?  Stress management allows you to reset or reboot your alarm system.

The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration impairment

That’s why it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life. Don’t wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today.

The following statistics are from a 2009 survey conducted by the APA where during the previous month many adults reported feeling the following physical effects of stress:

  • 47% report lying awake at night
  • 45% report irritability or anger
  • 43% report fatigue
  • 40% report lack of interest, motivation or energy
  • 34% report headaches
  • 34% report feeling sad or depressed
  • 32% report feeling as though they could cry
  • 27% report upset stomach or indigestion

Now look at the percentages in the 2013 survey:

American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress,  NY Research, July 28, 2013.

Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77%
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress 73%
Feel they are living with extreme stress 33%
Feel their stress has increased over the past five years 48%
Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress 76%
Reported lying awake at night due to stress 48%

So what happens when you get stressed?  Become anxious?  Need to let off steam?  Have you been kicking at doors instead of knocking?

Anger issues can be resolved using hypnosis.  Hypnosis helps get to the core issue of why you feel like you feel and allows you to release those trapped emotions and old patterns of behavior.  It can help set you free!

“Knock and it shall be opened.’ But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac.”
— C.S. Lewis

Hypnosis can and does help manage stress, anxiety, panic, anger, and rage.  If you need help, call Donna Brown today at 915-549-1755.