A little stress in our lives can be a good thing as it can help us
to be more productive, motivated and creative, sometimes
even leaving us with a feeling of mild euphoria. Unfortunately,
too much stress leads to ill health, anxiety and even
It is a known fact that about eight times as many people
working in corporate, law enforcement, medical and teaching
fields have more stress related health issues than those who
work in other professions.
The demands on a persons ability to continue with a healthy
work-life balance in these fields can be immense. The risks of
emotional, physical and mental health issues are a very real
concern, and only getting worse.
Heavy workloads, high demands, targets, pressures and strict
codes of conduct come with a high level of duress that can very
soon begin to sap our energy and lead us on a downward slope
to ill health.
The impact of stress on our body’s system is profound.
Nowadays there’s little doubt that stress promotes the growth
and spread of some diseases, making our bodies more open to
cancer, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Because
the heart is the first organ to experience stress, it’s no
coincidence that living under higher and higher levels of
expectation and stress is causing these acute problems.
The effects of stress on a mental and emotional level can lead
to mood disorders such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality
changes and depression. Irritability, moodiness, feeling
overwhelmed, anger and agitation are just some of the myriad
of symptoms that can affect a person when they leave the
The salient facts are that if we can recognise that we are under
too much pressure, we can take action to avoid getting
ourselves anywhere near the point at which it’s too late to do
For anyone, whether an individual or part of a workforce, stress
management programmes are a truly supportive and
empowering way to let go of limiting beliefs and behavioural
patterns, get back on track, and learn valuable coping
strategies. At the same time improving the home-work-life
By using a combination of therapies, such as Hypnotherapy,
BWRT® (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy), counselling and
NLP, stress management programmes offer a confidential, nonjudgemental
service that ensures anyone can realise and
achieve much more than they might were they to go it alone.
This article was written by Debbie Stanton Hypnotherapy
Find out more about Debbie on her listing under Hadleigh
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