What is stress
Stress is a natural and normal part of everyday life. Without stress we would not survive as a species as we would not react fast enough to danger. Stress, in simple terms is the fight, flight, freeze or shi*e responses. Our unconscious minds are constantly scanning for danger based on natural inbuilt instincts and learnt behaviour based on what has gone before and anything it perceives as being similar.
How does stress become a problem
The four stress responses fight, flight, freeze or shi** are triggered through the use of hormones including adrenaline, cortisol, nor adrenaline and dopamine. They trigger body parts to close down or activate to suit the response that seems to suit the moment best. Seen a spider in the bath? Fight might be good, squish it. Smoke coming under the door – flight is the best option here. At these moments the mind and body are on top alert and working at 100% capacity to ensure survival. The difficulty is when stress stays high and there is no respite. This can be because the situation hasn’t changed or because the body has become addicted to the stress chemicals and now perceives all sorts of things as danger so that it can get a “fix” of stress chemical.
How do I know if I am overstressed
Asking your body and mind to operate at 100% capability for long periods is tiring, your body is likely to produce physical symptoms of stress like headaches, heart palpitations or irritable bowel. Mental symptoms include feelings of overwhelm and an inability to sleep or concentrate
How do I press the reset button
There are some simple tools and methods that you can use to help.
Scheduling time for exercise, especially cardio like running outdoors or swimming can help reset the mind as well as be good for the body. Meditation or yoga can give the mind a break. Journaling daily, jotting down your thoughts to download or note what you are grateful for helps to refocus the mind.
Relaxation and resilience to combat stress
To get deep relaxation and press the reset button to recalibrate your mind and body a session of sanomentology is fabulous. It cuts the tie between stress input and the stress response by showing the mind and body that there is no danger. So even when you are being asked to work from home as working together in an office is too dangerous or prevented from going about your usual daily routine you’ll be more resilient than many other people who have used other technique.
Sanomentology is a gentle but very effective process to work with the unconscious mind to reset the stress responses and connections to old perceived danger which is being carried through to current times. Just a single session gives release and calm from the previous pressures, enabling the participant to work and live more effectively and in a healthier way for mind and body.
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