How stress is making you ill and how to do something about it!

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Categories: Uncategorized

One thing in 21st century life is certain and that’s change. So much change happens in our everyday lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Seemingly spontaneous changes at work, in relationships and in daily obstacles can burden us to the point of stresses, aches and pains. How often have you developed a pain in the neck, from a person or situation who is literally a pain in the neck?! Almost every illness originates from, or is exacerbated by the stress response. We know that stress can make us ill in the short-term and, more importantly, more insidiously, in the long-term. I say insidiously because that is how I think about the creeping, stealthy means that an inbalance, an acute or chronic dis-ease can tiptoe into our bodies in times ahead. Unless the underlying overwhelm and stress are eliminated, the dis-ease prevails.

Our bodies were never designed to experience this constant level of stress; our caveman ancestors required that the biological stress response was activated in order to remove them from a clear, life-threatening danger. Such outpourings of the (sympathetic) nervous system was quite definitely not meant to be maintained on a daily basis, but rather, were an atypical occurrence for fight or flight in exceptionally dire circumstances. By subjecting our modern-day bodies to this ravaging regimen, we will suffer the consequences of triggering the stress response too frequently.

Reducing and eliminating stress requires that we accept the situation and burgeoning need for change. We acknowledge that we are the only ones who can change ourselves and, furthermore, admit that we alone must take the blame! When we are fully congruent with this, when we want to change more than anything else, when remaining stuck in the same thinking is no longer an option, then we’re ready! Ready to grab back the control we thought we’d lost and alleviate physical and mental signs of distress.

We’re able to have a chat with our unconscious mind, to change our thought pathways and act in new ways, see situations differently and listen to our inner voice a little more. When stressed and unhappy, there’s a feeling of being no longer in control, that there are few available options, but to endure the situation. By working with the unconscious part of our minds, it’s easy to add more compelling suggestions, options and viewpoints. It doesn’t occur without employing techniques such as NLP, Time Line Therapy™ or hypnotherapy, because these allow the mind to be open to new ways of thinking. These techniques are simply tools to help you help yourself, to relieve and eradicate the stress and enjoy a healthier, happier life.