The past 18 months have been stressful for all of us. The pandemic has brought much uncertainty. It is reported that 74% of us in the UK felt so stressed that we felt unable to cope. With almost one in three having suicidal thoughts. Stress is commonly thought of a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances. Stress is a completely normal part of being a human and is necessary. The problems arise when we feel overwhelmed by stress.
Too much stress however is bad for our health. Excess stress is linked to; headaches, low energy, upset stomach, insomnia, tense muscles, chest pain, lower immunity, anxiety, depression. Too often people turn to unhealthy ways to manage their stress, such as smoking, over or undereating eating, self-harm or substance abuse.
A stress management programme allows you to analyse your own situation and what triggers your own stress. This allows for a tailored programme to tackle your particular stress triggers so you are better able to manage stress in a healthy way. The programme is backed up with a workbook and CD. Managing stress in Edinburgh with hypnotherapy. Get in touch for more information.