March 2009 - Stress Buster
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Free CD Download For You
How stressed are you? We have a free CD gift for you. We have posted online our wonderful 25 minute hypnosis session for stress reduction. Daily use will not only give you the positive experience of hypnosis, but also begin reprogramming your unconscious mind to handle stress better in your everyday life. This CD was originally created for our smoking clients; however track 2 can by used by anyone. You can listen online, or download it to your computer or I-Pod. So enjoy!
Your body tells you when you’re in the fight or flight response. This fight or flight response is built into your body for emergencies and is intended to be only temporary. Typically once the cause of the stress has passed, our body returns back to normal. However, when there are persistent psychological and emotional pressures, there is a higher level of adrenaline and cortisol that is released due to the stress, and sustained levels can lead to a weakened immune system and various health issues.
Some of the physical symptoms that come about due to habitual stress are headaches, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, muscle tension, heavy breathing, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, dry mouth, gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, backache, excessive sweating, rashes, acne and hives.
There are also psychological changes due to long term stress, such as depression, anger, rapid mood changes, and anxiety. Add to that the possibility of impaired concentration, memory loss, an inability to make decisions, confusion, irrational fears, self-consciousness, and marital or sexual problems. Behavioral changes may include sloppy dressing, fidgeting, sudden outbreaks in tears, overindulgence in habits such as smoking or drinking, phobias, and impaired sexual performance.
The connection between psychological stress and physical problems is perhaps best illustrated in research sited by Dr. Larry Dossey in Healing Breakthroughs,which shows that more heart attacks occur on a Monday than on any other day of the week – and not only on Monday, but most often at 9 o’clock in the morning. No other animal dies more frequently on a particular day or time of the week. This statistic relates to ongoing psychological stress at work or in some cases to severe job dissatisfaction.
The good news is, there are many positive steps you can take to combat stress in your life, from hypnosis, to learning to meditate, exercise, practicing yoga, connecting with nature and most important, learning to change your thoughts to ones which support and nurture you. You get what you focus on.
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