Temporary feelings of stress are natural and nothing is wrong in that. But the situation can get worse when these stress feelings become part of your routine. If that’s the case stress can severely affect a person’s health.
Stress is treatable and quite common disorder. In reality, 70% of people in the United Kingdom feel stress daily due to several reasons.
Quite often stress is a natural response to challenging or tough situations. It causes your body to release hormones, such as adrenaline.
Many elements can cause stress, such as any hazardous situations or mental or emotional pressures, such as exams, disturbed relationships and sporting events.
Usually, the physical effects of stress are short-term. Though, for some people, it can be a constant state of intensified alertness. This state is referred to as chronic stress.
Most common causes of chronic stress include:
- High-pressure jobs
- Financial problems
- Disturbed relationships
Chronic stress pressurizes the body for a long period. Treating stress and especially chronic stress timely and properly is necessary. If not treated timely, it can be dangerous and increase the chances of developing certain disorders.
Signs and symptoms of Stress
Stress affects our entire body both physically and mentally. The symptoms or signs are both physical and psychological. The type of symptoms varies from person to person. Some signs and symptoms of stress are:
- Bad temper (which can get extreme)
- Difficulty to concentrate on work or any other task
- Quick and confused thoughts
- Disturbed sleep or Unable to sleep
- Digestive issues
- Changes in diet
- Feeling high and dry
These are the most common symptoms of stress, however, as stated above, these symptoms vary person to person.
Treating stress naturally
How you treat stress can be a major difference in your overall health. In many cases, it is observed that treating stress adequately can improve the blood pressure, sugar level, and overall it is a positive change.
Sometimes it is not possible to overlook or eliminate the stress from life due to certain reasons. Nonetheless, treating stress timely helps a lot.
Below are some natural tips to treat stress:
Understanding the signs and symptoms
These signs can vary, but if you can identify the signals of stress, you can handle and treat it better. For this reason, don’t get panic and observe the situation carefully. Try to understand what is causing the stress or when you feel the stress.
Discuss your problem with friends and family
If you feel that you are unable to identify the causes; seek advice or talk about it with your family or any reliable friend. They will support you emotionally and will get moral support as well.
Physical activities improve the production of endorphins, which are elements that lift the mood and help to reduce stress. Daily workouts such as jogging, running, working out, walking, cycling, or playing sports can help a lot to reduce stress.
People who are involved in this type of meditation use breathing techniques to generate awareness regarding their body and ambiences. Research shows that mindfulness has an encouraging impact on stress and depression.
Insufficient sleep or poor quality sleep causes stress. Try to sleep at least 7 hours daily, and set routine times for sleeping and waking up. Before going to sleep, don’t use your phones or any other gadgets. Try to limit the use of caffeine. If you are unable to sleep, do any intense workout hours before sleeping.
These natural tips are quite helpful in reducing stress.
But, if none of these works for you, chances are that you might be suffering from Chronic Stress. For that, we will advise you to consult the expert immediately.
Stress is treatable and there are many ways to treat your stress. One such way is hypnotherapy. Treating stress through hypnotherapy is recommended by many experts and overall it is helpful in treating this disorder.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
- Support kicking bad habits and behaviours
- Rapidly reduce stress
- Promotes healthy sleep
- Treat anxiety and depression
Why Choose Chris Hughes Hypnotherapy?
Chris Hughes has over 10 years practicing as a clinical hypnotherapist providing hypnosis based treatment in London and Oxfordshire. Chris is validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. This council assess the training of all their members to ensure they have the correct training. Chris is also a senior member of the General Hypnotherapy Register which is currently the largest professional registering organisation for practicing hypnotherapists in the UK.