Why is Stress Management so Important?
Stress and stress-related conditions underpin so much suffering in our daily lives. Without a healthy approach to stress management even well-adjusted individuals as well as those who were previously just coping at the limit of their resources can be suddenly overwhelmed, and left helpless as a sea of anxiety surges over them.
The feeling of helplessness in the face of such catastrophic and irresistible change has lead to countless people struggling with inadequate coping strategies. Ironically, this state may further prevent the individual from making the right decisions necessary to navigate these turbulent times, and traps them in an ever-decreasing downward spiral.
According to the US National Health Bureau, as much as 90% percent of all illness might be related to stress. The physical toll of stress on the body includes heart damage and a possible weakening of the immune system. Stress can also reduce the body’s ability to resist disease and infection, making illness more likely.
There’s more information here.
Listen to Paul talk about stress management with Jeni Barnett on LBC:
Stress Management CBT and Hypnotherapy
The Hypnowellness approach to stress management focuses on discovering what your negative “stressors” (your own personal causes of stress) are; and by using combined Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques you can learn to address these issues and begin to gently modify your behaviour away from the old habitual responses.
An important part of my approach to stress management is also to teach self-help techniques such as self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques which when practised can lead to a much greater state of calm.*
We hear more and more today about the impact of our working environment and commitments on our health through mis-managed stress. There is more info and some useful here regarding work-related stress that might help.
An initial free consultation for stress management is available at all my practice locations – in North London in Highgate and in Radlett (Herts). I also see clients with stress management difficulties in my City of London (Bishopsgate) practices and in South Woodford in East London.
Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions are usually for one hour; and regular sessions are recommended. If you feel that you are suffering from poorly managed stress, or if you have noticed a lessening in your ability to cope recently, do please contact me for a free consultation without obligation as soon as possible.
Call me now on 0800 246 1838 or just get in touch today using the form on this page.
*Disclaimer: As is common in therapy, results may vary from individual to individual and no specific outcome can be promised or guaranteed. Your therapist will however, endeavour to accomplish the objective of your sessions to the best of his ability.