What is stress?
Stress can be described as the result of either internal or external mental pressures being built up by emotional, physiological or psychological causes.
A recent survey carried out by Health and Safety showed that over 500,000 people in Britain were believed to be suffering from work related stress which was serious enough to make them ill. It also showed that approximately 20% of the nations workforce thought their job was very or extremely stressful and went on to report that in their estimation work related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for over thirteen million lost working days a year .
Whilst everyone responds differently to stress some of the most common symptoms are a sudden feeling of fear, panic, exhaustion, migraines, lack of interest, headaches, dizziness, apathy, memory loss, pessimism, being continually bad tempered or smoking heavily, diarrhea or constipation. Stress can also result in not being able to relax or to sleep or by showing aggression which in themselves create more stress leading to an ever widening vicious circle.
However it is not the situation that causes stress but the way in which we react to it.
Hypnosis and NLP can be effectively used to help find the reasons behind why people react in certain ways in certain situations. Once we have found the causes we can develop strategies and provide techniques that will allow the client to deal with them in a calm and relaxed way.