Stress Management

STRESS, what it is and what it may do to our mind and body is a very extensive subject by it self.  Here we give you some information that you can decide if you are effected by stress.  If you feel that you maybe suffering from stress, you may want to read it through.

Becoming aware of your own stress responses is not quite as it sounds. Stress distorts perception. We do not notice what is happening as we keep driving ourselves harder. The more stressed we are, the less chance we have of noticing it.  Unless of course by becoming over-stressed, which can cause the manifestation of serious chronic physical conditions.

There are different personality types in relation to stress response. One type is very ambitious, competitive, hard working, impatient and aggressive, actually thrive on stress. Such a personality can become hooked on the stress hormone known as noradrenalin and they seem to produce it in greater quantities than other personality types.

Another type of person, often labeled 'the over achiever' is equally at risk. This type of person gives the impression of always calmly coping with everything life throws at them. Being tough, proud of being able to withstand the pressure. They will deny the dangers of stress and disapprove of others who 'give in', considering that to be a sign of weakness. They are generally unable to admit any limitations of vulnerability.

In reality, pure examples of these character types are rare, most people combining and exhibiting the different qualities according to changing circumstances.

Nevertheless, the beliefs that, "stress is something that doesn't affect me" or "something I just have to grin and bear", illustrated by both of these personality types, are extremely widespread.

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Stress Management through Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a powerful, safe and effective method of reducing, controlling and managing stress. While in this state of deep relaxation, you can identify stress triggers, understand the emotional and physical effects that they may produce, and learn how to minimize or eliminate them.  Here at Hypnotherapy Center of Southern California, you will learn the techniques for proper relaxation and meditation, which maybe essential for everyone these days with the modern life and stressful issues.  Through hypnosis positive new responses can be created to replace the devastating reactions of the past.  Buried feelings can be brought to the surface and released.  Outside pressure can be relieved.  And finally new responses to old disturbances can be induced with major changes in attitudes and reactions.

Everyone can use a daily dose of peace and relaxation. Regular relaxation sessions can  act as a counterweight to the stresses of your daily activities.  Different relaxation techniques can be used to encourage physical and mental relaxation, including gentle stretches, visualization exercises, sound and music experiences, and breathing awareness and meditation techniques. The combined effect of these exercises in a weekly routine have the ability to re-direct your energies into more creative and productive channels and often result in deep physical relaxation and a greater sense of inner well being.

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Meditation trains the capacity to pay attention, increasing both concentration and empathy, enabling a meditator to pay closer attention to what is actually going on during the day. This attention training is what sets meditation apart from other forms of relaxation training.  Meditation is one of the best methods for attaining mental calm, that tranquil, quiet state of mind that allows you more choice over your thoughts and actions.

Meditation is a very relaxing practice that involves sitting quietly, breathing fully, and allowing the mind to calm.  It encourages the state of being fully present in each moment, and discovering quieter and quieter spaces within.  The results include experiences of deep relaxation, and gaining mental calm, a tranquil, quiet state of mind.

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A short list of common symptoms of stress

Many of us are so used to experiencing the symptoms of stress that we don’t notice them anymore. You may recognize some of these symptoms in yourself, and empowered with this awareness, consciously choose to make positive changes in your life to reduce your stress levels.

Nervous reflexes, which includes biting nails, clenching the jaw, grinding teeth, hunching shoulders, tapping feet, holding breath, etc.

Another way stress manifests is through changes in mood, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, frustration, habitual anger, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, impatience, irritability, restlessness, constant fatigue, and in general, feeling depleted, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Different category are stress-related behaviors, such as aggression, disturbed sleep patterns, tearfulness, doing several things at once, emotional outbursts, leaving jobs undone, over-reactions, talking too fast or too loud, taking your frustrations out in interpersonal relationships, an increase in smoking, eating or alcohol consumption and drug use. Increased intake of sugar and caffeine, forgetfulness, and susceptibility to accidents are also stress-related behaviors.

With continually over-stress, we can develop serious chronic physical conditions such as asthma, chronic back pain, digestive disorders, ulcers, migraines, chronic muscular tension, hypertension and other cardiac conditions, skin disorders, sexual dysfunction and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Stress Management