Stress affects us all. A little stress is OK and may even be beneficial to your performance. However persistent or severe instances of stress can wear you down and make you ill, both mentally and physically.
Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations, whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight, flight or freeze,” and was designed to help you escape things like Sabre Toothed Tigers. During stress response, your heart begins to race, breathing quickens, muscles tighten and blood pressure rises. You are ready to act to protect yourself.
However this same survival system also shuts down anything that would take vital energy away. So it shuts down your digestion, your focused eye sight and your immune system, none of which matters more than not being eaten!
So for that quick burst of survival stress is brilliant, however in the long term it tears us apart between the shut down parts and the bits in overdrive.
A well known saying sums up part of the answer “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.
Sometimes we can change our circumstances to reduce the stress. Sometimes we cannot and the only thing we can change is how those circumstances affect us. This is what I help you with.
Call me to discuss what I can help you with and see if you qualify for a stress busting session.
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