What is Stress?


Stress touches all social groups and all age categories; no one can truly escape it. However, some people are more deeply affected by its consequences, depending on their personal, psychosocial, professional and health background.


Stress is now recognised by the medical profession. While medication can help some people it does not treat  the issue but mask it.  Hypnotherapy is excellent for calming the mind and how you approach stress and situations.  If you change your mind you can change your behaviour.


Stress causes physical changes in the body designed to help you take on threats or difficulties. You may notice that your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense and you start to sweat.

This is sometimes known as the 'fight or flight' response. Once the threat or difficulty passes, these physical effects usually fade. But if you're constantly stressed, your body stays in a state of high alert and you may develop stress-related symptoms. With hypnotherapy Manchester based Clinical Practitioner Michael James Wood can help you.

Symptoms of stress
Stress can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically, and also how you behave.

How you may feel emotionally

  • overwhelmed
  • irritable and 'wound up'
  • anxious or fearful
  • lacking in self esteem


How you may feel mentally

  • racing thoughts
  • constant worrying
  • difficulty concentrating 
  • difficulty making decisions


How you may feel physically

  • headaches
  • muscle tension or pain
  • dizziness
  • sleep problems
  • feeling tired all the time 
  • eating too much or too little


How you may behave

  • drinking or smoking more
  • snapping at people
  • avoiding things or people you are having problems with


FEELING OVER WHELMED WITH STRESS?


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What is the difference between Stress & Anxiety?



Contrary to popular belief, there is a difference between stress and anxiety (but both can be treated with hypnotherapy). Stress comes from the pressures we feel in life, as we are pushed by work or any other task that puts undue pressure on our minds and body, adrenaline is released, extended stay of the hormone causes depression, a rise in the blood pressure and other negative changes and effects.

One of these negative effects is anxiety. With anxiety, fear overcomes all emotions accompanied by worry and apprehension, making a person a recluse and a bagful of jitters. Other symptoms are chest pains, dizziness, and shortness of breath and panic attacks.

Stress is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or stressor. Anxiety is stress that continues after that stressor is gone. Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous, or even anxious. What is stressful to one person is not necessarily stressful to another.

Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension or fear and is almost always accompanied by feelings of impending doom. The source of this uneasiness is not always known or recognized, which can add to the distress you feel. If you live in Manchester hypnotherapy with me can really help you. With hypnotherapy Manchester based Clinical Practitioner Michael James Wood can help you.

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Disclaimer*- Results very from person to person. Hypnotherapy is not used to treat or diagnose any disease.