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Understanding Stress

Your first step in targeting stress is to learn why it happens. Of course, the reasons we experience stress vary from person to person, but these tips will help you to work out what your personal triggers are so that you can tackle them one by one. Knowing what happens to you when you go into stress mode is also useful. In my practice, you will discover how to get to grips with your fight-or-flight reflex-- your body's response to stress, which is triggered by a release of hormones prompting us to either stay and "fight" the stress or "run away" from it. By understanding it, you can work to dial it down and return to a state of "rest- and- repair" instead, and there are some handy hints on how to do this and quickly.

Stress isn't an illness, but it is a reaction to our life experiences. Research has found that if we have had a difficult upbringing or experienced a traumatic past we are more likely to suffer from stress-- and you may feel that you are more predisposed to this than others. However, studies have shown that the brain is wonderfully adaptive. After a visit with me, I am able to show you how changing your behavior can affect the way your mind reacts to situations and reduce your anxiety levels. So if you are interested in learning more tips on how to retrain your brain and take control of your stress, book a session with me!

I look forward to helping you understand some root-causing factors of your stress and help you develop a plan of care.

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