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Stress is usually used to describe the feelings people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope.

Hypnotherapy, meditation and self-hypnotic techniques are extremely effective for dealing with tension, overwhelm and an inability to cope.

Modern life is increasingly demanding and for many of us living with stress has become commonplace.

Although a little pressure can be motivating the long term effects of stress are detrimental to happiness, health and wellbeing. Performance at work can be adversely affected, and the resulting tension, fatigue and irritability can also have a detrimental affect on relationships of all kinds.

Some of the common mental and emotional symptoms of stress are:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Poor memory
  • Negativity
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Depression

Physical and behavioural symptoms include feeling run down, aches and pains, rapid heart rate, stomach problems, changes in eating or sleep patterns, loss of libido, pacing, nail biting.

Too much stress over time will lead to an initial reduction in performance followed by overwhelm and an eventual complete inability to cope if the situation does not change or is not dealt with.

Stress may also lead to an increase in smoking, alcohol or drug use in an effort to relax or escape.

I can help you reduce the effects of stress by working to help identify the main causes of stress for you. I can show you how  to handle them better, and manage your moods and emotions more constructively. I can teach you relaxation techniques and self hypnosis, as well as other lifestyle changes that will help.

Do something now before the pressure becomes too great.

You should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions; always inform them before starting any complementary or additional therapies or treatments.

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