Hypnotherapy for work related stress is a relatively quick way of getting on top of things!
How do I know I am stressed?
It is important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The most dangerous thing about stress is how easily it can creep up on you! You get used to it and then it even starts to feel normal. You don’t notice how much it’s affecting you.
The signs and symptoms of stress can manifest itself in all sorts of ways. Everyone experiences stress differently.
Many of us find it hard to cope with the stresses and strains of the workplace. Regardless of occupation, seniority, salary level, we are spending more and more of our work days feeling overwhelmed or out of control instead of feeling alert and focused.
It is accepted that some stress is part and parcel of the workplace, but excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and reduce your physical and emotional health! Managing workplace stress is not about making huge changes to every aspect of your work life or career. It is about focusing on the one thing you DO have control over…YOU!!!
Some signs of Work Related Stress:
- Feeling anxious
- Social withdrawal
- Lack of concentration
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of sex drive
- Using alcohol or drugs to cope
- Loss of Apetite
- Comfort Eating
What is stress?
Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger, real or imagined – the body’s defences kick in to help. This is known as the fight or flight reaction or ‘The stress response’
This is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly it helps you stay focused, energetic and alert. In emergency situations this stress response can save your life. For example by giving you extra strength to defend yourself or to get you out of a dangerous situation.
The stress response also helps you meet challenges. It keeps you on your toes during a presentation or helps you revise for an exam when you’d rather be doing something fun!
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can help with stress by bringing down your anxiety levels. By understanding stress and your body’s reaction to it, you can start to create new positive reactions which become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Hypnotherapy can help by teaching you relaxation techniques and exercises. It can enable you to develop natural responses such as a relaxation response rather than a stress response. It can also help with positive thinking and assertiveness.