Category: Anxiety-relief

Stress Awareness & Warnings

“A healthy person has a thousand wishes, a sick person only one.”    Stress is often considered to be normal, but what starts off as normal, can very easily turn nasty.   A certain amount of stress in the form of exercise, excitement, fresh challenges and life saving reactiveness is all good, so when does stress turn into something else?

Whatever harms your health and vitality is wise to be aware of.   If you feel constantly tired, overwhelmed or emotionally reactive; stress chemicals flood your body to fight, flight or freeze.   When the perceived ‘threat’ is over, the body will do everything it can to re-establish balance.   However, if the threat is workload, challenging relationships, time pressures, inner conflicts or fear, these will compound over time and threaten your quality of life.   Life events are not in themselves a stress.  Awareness is a state of mind that can be developed and improved.  A ‘perceiver’ who is in a state of moment by moment awareness (as oppose to reactiveness) interprets a situation, with a choice to respond with calm or stress.  Setbacks and even a rejection can be perceived as a stressful frustration or a challenge.  Uncomfortable/fearful/stressful emotions cannot be processed if resisted, so if a person avoids and represses a painful emotion,  it can become stuck in the body and mind, and act as a future stress trigger.

Warning:  If stress becomes constant or extreme, symptoms of adrenal fatigue are lowered immune system, hormonal imbalances, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, MS, IBS and mood swings.   If the thyroid system becomes over strained…it is irreversible.

Do any of these feel familiar?  Feeling fatigued or exhausted… snapping at your loved ones…feeling that you need to defend yourself all the time…blaming others…feeling defensive and constantly angry…feeling pressured with exams, expectations or work… feeling conflicted or struggling with indecision…dealing with a number of life challenges, all at once…transitioning a divorce or loss…moving house…work conditions or hours feel too much and conflict with family values…always feeling there is not enough time…are a self confessed perfectionist!…suffering a health symptom or addiction that hurts your feelings, causes shame and low self-esteem …

Stress awareness is the cornerstone of a vibrant energy lifestyle.  Get in touch with Suzi 07836 635233 to learn how to create reserves of vibrant energy to enjoy the quality lifestyle you deserve.  Sessions are designed to provide a strategy that makes life feel amazing for you.  Discover why it is vital to master your emotional and mental state with good feelings now.    

Appointments are available in Birchington, Whitstable, Witherdens Hall Retreat – Wingham (near Canterbury),  Kent and Harley Street, London W1.  Also Video Skype.

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3 Tips to Deal with Disappointment

Why Disappointment can limit your potential.  Disappointment is the emotion we feel when contrasted with a preferred expectation or ideal.  Disappointment feels terrible!   It is common to feel angry when we are hurt and upset, so for some, disappointment triggers anger.  Just like the classical Pavlov’s Dogs theory of conditioning an emotional response, disappointment, like many other uncomfortable emotions, can become a conditioned response that creates fear and avoidance.  Fearing disappointment can become a significant problem when stacked through repetition and association.

Take Action:

1. Anger is an active energy and as long as you don’t release your anger with aggression, you can release anger with any form of physical exertion.  Sport, exercise of any kind helps to process feelings of disappointment.

2.  Disappointment is an emotional state and you have the power to change how you feel.    Put your hand on your heart, breath in and out deeply as though you are breathing through your heart.  Continue to do so whilst imagining a favourite person, pet or loved one.  Take yourself on a holiday from cares or responsibilities for a few minutes whilst you allow yourself to turn up the colour, sounds, feelings of being on your favourite holiday with someone you love.  Make the picture big, bright and happy.  Continue to breath through your heart and notice how easy it was to change your emotional state.   So now decide how you are going to move forward and get busy creating a value inspired life.

3. If you like to write things down, clarify the disappointment and ask the question – how specifically is it a problem for me?   Having accepted and acknowledged responsibility for the problem, how can you manage or improve the situation?  What one action can you take?  Write it down?  If possible, choose three learnings or actions you can take within the next 24 hours and watch the helplessness disappear.

Disappointment paralyses growth    Humans are not designed to be perfect, yet we aspire to a perfection world.  High achievers with high standards will always be perfecting….In the long run, high achievers anxiety destroys, health, happiness, inner peace and fulfilment.

If you need further help to create a value inspired life, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233.

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3 Meditation Tips for Vibrant Energy

Meditation isn’t just about deep relaxation, strengthening the immune system and accessing peace.  Meditation is not to be underestimated for its ability to create cumulative effects of vibrant energy.   Occasionally moments of bliss, inspiration and higher states of consciousness become available to you.  Higher states of consciousness simply feel like freedom…freedom from the mind’s usual identity, nagging thoughts and concerns.

Tip 1.  Anxious individuals who are in a habitual state of hyper vigilance, may feel uncomfortable at first, the mind may even resist as repressed feelings bubble to the surface to release.  This stage will pass… allowing the body to rebalance naturally with deeper peace and harmony.

Tip 2.  Allow yourself to focus on your breath and just notice yourself noticing inhaling and exhaling.  Inhale…pause and exhale.  For the first three breaths allow yourself to breathe all the way out.   The breath out will lengthen as you release and relax more deeply.

Tip 3.  After three conscious breaths, simply allow your breath to find its own natural rhythm.  You can become aware of the breath leaving the tip of your nose.  To help you to relax your mind a little quicker, direct your focus back into the centre of your brain as if looking out through that space between your eyebrows.  This stimulates the pineal gland, responsible for higher states of conscious.  If thoughts intrude, repeat a mantra such as ‘release and let go’.

The body can only take so much tension and stress before the ‘stress response’ causes a physical reaction.  There are now hundreds of scientifically documented benefits, too numerous to mention here, that recommend meditation, hypnosis and deep relaxation to rebuild and maintain vibrant health and wellbeing.

Testimony from David Lynch:  “It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.  This level of life is sometimes called “pure consciousness” And this level is deep within us all.”

 

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How Hypnosis can Unlock Your Potential

Firstly, is hypnosis safe?  With the right professional, you are in very safe hands.  Always look for a Hypnotherapist who is CNHC and BIH government recommended.  This seal of approval validates the highest Code of Conduct requirement and ensures your practitioner is fully trained and up-to-date with Continuous Professional Development.

Why Hypnosis?  Hypnosis is a powerful short-cut skill that can instruct your body and mind to unlock your potential by challenging your fears.   It can be used to explore reasons for certain behaviours, habits and hidden conflicts.  Once understood, intentions can be realigned and success achieved.  Hypnosis simply utilises the slower alpha and theta brainwaves to access the subconscious mind.  I record hypnosis sessions and guided meditations for my clients to relax and enjoy.  These recordings are valuable because they condition the mind with new ways of thinking and feeling.

Energy Boost   In addition, if your energy flags, or you’re struggling to switch off at night, a 20 min hypnosis or meditation can create a calm focus and away you go, refreshed, relaxed or alert.   If 80-95% of your behaviours are automatic programs/patterns, you can begin a new pattern in this highly receptive brainwave state.

Happiness    Scientific studies show that 90% of happiness does NOT depend on external circumstances but on the way your brain processes whatever is going on.  Therefore 90% of how up or down you feel is determined by what you make of it in your head.   If your inner self talk is clear, encouraging and aligned with core values; satisfaction, happy feelings of optimism and enthusiasm will become available to you.

You can find out if hypnosis is suitable for you by calling 0Suzi on 07836 635233   suzi@rapid-health.co.uk

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