Whenever you perceive a possible danger, your body immediately swings into action. This action is called the “fight or flight” reaction or “stress reaction”. This stress response by your body is designed to help you deal with danger and to protect your body. Your body actually means well by this action.

dangers of chronic stress

Your nervous system cannot accurately differentiate between physical and emotional threats and so whenever you’re under stress your body is in a constant “fight or flight” mode. For example, if you are stressed out due to work deadline or a school test, your body response would be as strong as if you are facing a physical dead threat or pain. In this case, your emergency stress system is activated and the stress becomes worse. At this point you start having symptoms like fast heartbeats, headaches, pains, uncontrolled sweating, stomach upsets and shaky bones and many others. Stress has a lot of negative health and anti-social effects such as high blood pressure, constant fainting, frequent anger, public withdrawal, depression and a lot of others. According to a research conducted in May 2017, by Static Brain Research Institute (SBRI) in US alone, 50% of those with stress had a feeling of anger, 44% had headache, 43% had stomach upset and 13% were feeling dizzy, 48% were lying awake at night. Also in 2012, a study suggested that the stressors experienced by parents could cause obesity in their children. Stress is caused by a number of internal and external factors such as financial problems, relationship problems, work issues, school works, pessimism, self-limiting self-talks, being too occupied, the list is endless. Similarly, an annual stress survey carried out in 2015 by the American Psychological Association in US showed that average stress level in US had rose from 4.9 to 5.1 on a scale of 1 to 10 and the key reasons were employment and money. The stats by SBRI also showed 76% of people with stress attributed it to work and money.


If you’re concerned about keeping your stress level in check, I have good news for you - hypnotherapy can help you deal with stress. Hypnotherapy is a method which is used to create a subconscious change in a client in the form of more positive thoughts, behaviours, attitudes, feelings and responses. The reason why hypnotherapy is very unique is that it does not involve medicine, diets or exercises. It involves putting you in a relaxed state that helps your mind and body to heal and recuperate naturally. You will learn how not to be bothered by the stressful situations that made your life unbearable up to this point. You will also learn self-hypnosis techniques that will enable to to restore inner peace on cue. If you'd like to know more on how hypnotherapy works in more detail you can click here.

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Can hypnosis help you relieve stress? It certainly can! Whether you'd like to find out more about hypnotherapy treatment for stress or any other condition, please feel free to contact me at the London Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching Practice by filling in the form below. I am here to help!

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