Stress and Anxiety

Stress is a significant fact of life in today’s fast-moving world. We all seem to be busy juggling work or families or both; sometimes it might feel overwhelming to meet the requirements of our lives. We often find the stress is affecting our health and our mental well-being. We feel that we suffer under the burden of achievement, but we still cannot get off the treadwheel.

A bit of stress is good for us; it aspires us to achieve our best. However, juggling too much on our plate can result in burn out, anxiety and depression.

A person, a situation, or feeling stressed can make us feel frustrated, defeated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. Some of us cannot identify their trigger, while others can, but they feel the lack of control over their emotions. We do not like who we are becoming. Our physiological and psychological well-being is affected by anxiety.

Stress and anxiety can create both physical and psychological symptoms. People experience stress and anxiety differently, but the most common physical symptoms are:

  • Stomach ache, or pain in other parts of the body
  • muscle tension
  • headache
  • rapid breathing
  • fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • shaking
  • dizziness
  • frequent urination
  • change in appetite
  • trouble sleeping
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue

Stress and anxiety can also create mental or emotional symptoms. These can include:

  • Negative feelings
  • panic or nervousness, especially in social settings
  • difficulty concentrating
  • irrational anger
  • restlessness

Why should people who have stress and anxiety over long periods of time seek help? Because people suffering from long-term stress or anxiety are more likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and may even develop depression and panic disorder.

Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully relaxing treatment that aims to relax the nervous system and promote feelings of well-being and positivity.

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