Hypnotherapy for Stress in Cornwall
What is Stress?
Not only is stress a normal part of our daily lives, but it is an absolutely necessary factor in our ability to relate effectively to the outside World.
We all have a natural FREEZE, FLIGHT or FIGHT Response (Which used to be known as the Fight or Flight Response) that helps us to react accordingly to whatever we have to deal with.
Stress stimulates an action and in most cases can be referred to as “Positive Stress”.
However, in today’s society, people are exposed to more and more stressful situations that tests their ability to deal with it effectively, or not, as the case may be.
This is what we might call “Negative Stress”.
We each have a different level of tolerance to Stress depending on many factors, including our personality type, childhood experiences and how well developed our Cognition and Internal Locus of Control is.
It is well known that Stress can be a trigger for Depression and Depressive Disorders and continual exposure to Stress can affect your Physical as well as Mental Health.
Some of the more common Stress Triggers are:
▪ Loss and Bereavement
▪ Divorce or Separation
▪ Long-term illnesses
▪ Moving Home
▪ Starting a new job
▪ Being promoted into more responsibility
▪ Money Problems
The Symptoms of Stress are also well documented and can include:
▪ Becoming Irritated Easily
▪ Being worried about being criticised
▪ Biting your Nails
▪ Sleeping Problems
▪ Excessive Drinking
▪ Excessive Smoking
▪ Difficulty concentrating
Every person has their own “Individual Stress Limit” and of course this limit depends on many different factors inherent in the person but as long as we don’t operate too near our own limit, then we are generally able to deal with the day to day Stress that we are exposed to.
If however, we spend most of our time at the limit of our Stress, then it doesn’t take much additional Stress to “send us over the edge” to a point where we feel that we can’t cope anymore and then may feel out of control or overloaded.
At this point Stress feels intolerable.
What people generally don’t appreciate is that our “Individual Stress Limit” is in fact determined by our cognition or the way that we think or view any particular situation.
This is known as “Perspective”.
Sometimes simply modifying this “Perspective” can have a profound effect on our ability to deal with Stress factors.
Therapy for Stress in Cornwall
The choice of therapy to help your Stress is going to depend on just how much the problem is affecting your day-to-day life, and also how long you have been suffering from the problem.
Jo Rogers is able to offer two main techniques for helping you to resolve your Stress:
Psychotherapy for Stress
If your problem is more significant and is having a seriously disruptive effect on your personal or professional life, then you may wish to consider a technique such as psychotherapy. This type of therapy can help you to rewire and delete the unwanted emotions, behaviors and symptoms of Stress from the unconscious. This remarkable therapy is a type of neuro-plasticity and makes positive changes through an experiential and unique process. You will feel as if on a journey, at a pace that feels right to you, discovering the unconscious causes of the way in which you feel today. Slowly and gently you will gain an understanding of yourself in a way that you did not have before, making sense of those unwanted symptoms. We call this the discovery phase and adhering to specific guidelines in this particular form of psychotherapy, we are then able to change those thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are having such a negative impact on your life, restoring you to peace and tranquility. This is an holistic therapy.
Clinical Hypnosis for Stress
If your particular problem is “relatively” minor and only affects you now and again, then you may have found that you have been able to tolerate the feelings that you have experienced.
In these circumstances I would normally recommend a few sessions of Clinical Hypnosis (Suggestion Therapy) as this particular technique has an excellent track record in these cases.
Contact JTR Hypnotherapy in Cornwall
If you’d like to arrange for an initial consultation at my clinic, or if you have any queries that you’d like me to answer, then you can e-mail me on jorogers@JTRhypnotherapy.co.uk, or if you’d prefer, you can fill out my online-enquiry form.
For the cost of my Hypnotherapy Treatments have a look at the FEES page HERE