“STRESS” is a much easier word to say than it is to define. There are different types, varying degrees, and many many different reasons and explanations behind it. However, its part of daily life ... and like many other things in life, it needs to be managed.
In this post, I’m just going to talk about two types of stress-trigger. These are two key triggers that I look for in my work as a therapist, helping people to manage their stress. I call them the Sledgehammer and The Drip-Drip. Read on and you'll understand why!
When a person can identify and understand their specific, key stressors, this gives them a higher level of self-awareness and understanding on all levels; mental, emotional, physical, spiritual .. and environmentally too. I believe this is the first step to feeling more empowered and becoming much calmer and relaxed about life, its challenges, and its opportunities.
What is stress?
Stress comes from the pressures that we feel in life, and how we react to them. It is quite normal to feel anxious and become stressed when facing something that upsets the normal balance of day to day life.
When we feel healthy and happy, and our life force energy is strong and vibrant, our resilience to stress is much higher than after we’ve been ill, for example, or if we’ve experienced a series of stressful events close together that have had a knock-on effect and deteriorated our energy and vitality.
Our thought patterns, perceptions and life experiences also shape our responses to stressful situations. People who tend to think negatively are often more prone to suffering from stress than people who have a sunnier outlook. But all of us experience stress. It’s a part of life.
So how stressed are you?
Here is a short list of some symptoms you might experience when you are stressed for any length of time.
If symptoms are present, I will always ask you when they first started as this information is very meaningful and relevant in identifying your key stress triggers.
So what might a key stress trigger be for you?
You might not be consciously aware of what the trigger is. You just might notice the symptoms or feel panicky and anxious.
So what can you do to help?
Lets not forget that your body’s response to stress is part of an intelligent, highly sophisticated process designed to keep you safe from danger. If our primitive cave-dwelling ancestors had not been so equipped, then would they have survived at all, and would we be here to tell their tale?
And stress – like many other things in our lives – has to be managed. To do this effectively, we need to understand what makes us stressed, learn alternative ways to deal with it, and support our selves in the healing and recovery process on 6 levels; mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental. Of all these areas, lets just take a look today at ways to support your body.
Helping your body repair and rebalance
If you are experiencing stress-related symptoms, and would like to learn more about identifying and managing your key stressors, I’d be delighted to hear from you.
My 6-part Stress Management Programe is available at treatment rooms in Heanor, Derby and Uttoxeter.
If you are further afield, I'm still available to work with you online via Skype.
So please don't stay stressed any longer. Book a FREE no-obligation consultation and I'll be delighted to hear from you.
Contact Eileen Strong
Tel/ Text 07745 409059