Category: Stress Therapy

Relationship between Stress and Anger

My name is Suzi Tyler of Rapid-Health.  I help my clients to unlock their potential for love, fulfilling relationships, vibrant health and happiness.  Powerful ways I help my clients manage stress include:  1.  Meditation/mindfulness.  2.  Rapid NLP Pattern Interrupt.   3.   If appropriate, trauma resolution, tapping (acupressure) technique and belief change.  

How would I describe Stress?  Stress is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event or threat to survival.  You could say stress is a survival mechanism to mobilise us into action and keep us safe in an emergency.  Unfortunately unbridled stress can spoil our long term health, happiness and freedom, if we don’t know how to manage it.

Stressors:  Fear, anxiety, pressure of exams, expectations, indecision, relationship conflict or loss, moving house, humiliation, rejection, perceived injustice, overwhelm, striving to be perfect, physical pain, low from an addiction, emotions of shame, helplessness and hopelessness, feeling out of control, offended, forced, trapped, personal boundaries violated, anger.

Is stress harmful, or does it have some benefits?  You may have heard that a little bit of stress is actually good for you.  In the right amount adrenaline can power you through a long day at work, boost your workouts and focus the mind.  Stress chemicals that include adrenaline and cortisol prepare you for a perceived threat.   When the perceived ‘threat’ is over, the body will do everything it can to re-establish balance.   However, if the threat is workload, perfectionism, a difficult relationship, hatred of another or self loathing, these will compound over time and threaten your quality of life.    What feels good to conquer the day, will eventually turn nasty.   So when does stress turn nasty…

Harmful effects of stress: fatigue, depression, anxiety, more prone to colds and flu, hormonal imbalances, Thyroid dysfunction, immune disorders, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, MS and IBS.   If the thyroid system becomes over strained…it is irreversible.  Stress has been linked to high blood pressure, strokes, acne, impaired memory and dementia.  Headaches and weight gain are worstened by too much stress.

Do we have a warning flag that indicates too much stress?  If you are feeling fatigued/exhausted, moody, irritable, frustrated, easy to anger or more intolerant than usual.

How are anger and stress related?  Does one affect the other differently?  Stress predisposes us to feel anger more easily.  Anger is actually a protective mechanism to protect us from painful feelings that oftentimes makes you feel vulnerable and not in control.  e.g. shame, humiliation, perceived wrong doing, being forced to do something, trapped, pressured.  It is a very common habit to cover up fear, hurt and sadness with anger.  Interestingly pain alone is not enough to cause anger.  Anger occurs when pain is combined with some anger triggering thought.  Anger likes a target – depression is anger directed inwards.  Aggression can lead to unbridled rage  – now you have a huge potential of doing something you’ll regret.   The world is a safe and friendly when we choose kindest over hatred; empathy and compassion over fear.

If you are struggling with stress, get in touch with Suzi 07836 635233 to learn how to create reserves of vibrant energy to enjoy the quality lifestyle you deserve.   Appointments are available in Birchington and Whitstable Kent and Harley Street, London W1.  Also Video Skype.

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3 Top Tips for Stress-relief

Anxiety-relief, Stress/Anger Management sessions are available in Birchington & Whitstable, Kent and Harley Street, London W1.

If you have been put off meditation in the past, I would prefer you read the following with an open mind.  In fact, I would prefer you to think of the following technique as a stress relief strategy.  Meditation isn’t just about slowing the brainwaves, it is conclusively proven to boost your energy and vitality significantly.  Hormones re-balance, mood improves and relationships improve.  Whilst quietening the mind for a few minutes each day, you will be able to look back at the cumulative benefits in surprising ways.   Occasionally a moment of bliss, an inspiration or a higher state of consciousness becomes available to you.  Higher states of consciousness simply feel like freedom…freedom from the mind’s usual identity, nagging fears and concerns.

Tip 1.  Releasing negative emotions:  Deep relaxation is possible for everyone.  Become aware of any uncomfortable feelings in your body.   Sit calmly with them in a state of acceptance as you allow them to release.  All emotions that feel uncomfortable are caused by disruptions in your energy system that you have the power to release.   If you just sit still with an intention to allow the emotion to pass… it will.

Tip 2.  Yoga Breath:  Take Three conscious breaths. Allow yourself to focus on your breath and just notice inhaling and exhaling through the nose.  Inhale…pause and exhale.  For the first three breaths, push your breath all the way out.   The breath out stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system to rest and relax.

Tip 3.   Taoist Meditation Technique:   This is a fun Taoist technique that I personally use a lot.  Direct your focus back into the centre of your brain as if looking out through that space between your eyebrows.  Imagine you are a little Buddha sitting crossed-legged on a bed of cushions in the centre of your brain behind 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 body gives you a warning.  There are now hundreds of scientifically documented benefits, too numerous to mention here, that recommend meditation to support 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.”

For one to one anxiety-relief, stress-relief, anger and stress management, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233 or email suzi@rapid-health.co.uk

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Powerful 2 min Stress-relief Process

This process can release stress in just 2 mins. The breath is a powerful tool and as you breathe out more fully, you will quite naturally want to breathe in a little deeper. It is the exhalation that stimulates calm in your nervous system. As you breathe out, tensions can dissolve and melt away. As you listen to my words, you may notice feeling a greater level of self-acceptance and inner peace. Please read health & safety below and enjoy with love, Suzi x

Do not operate machinery
Do not listen if you are prone to seizures or epilepsy
By listening to this recording, you agree to take full responsibility for your emotional and physical wellbeing
This recording will aid relaxation and rest

Suzi Tyler, Master Hypnotherapist, CNHC & BIH Certified

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, blocks and hidden conflicts.  Once understood, intentions can be realigned and success achieved.  Hypnosis simply utilises the alpha, theta and delta brainwaves to access the subconscious mind.  Suzi records hypnosis sessions and guided meditations to condition the mind with new ways of thinking and feeling.

Sleep Issues & Fatigue  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 and unconscious patterns, you can understand how much of a short cut hypnosis can be to create a new pattern in this highly receptive brainwave state.

Happiness, Confidence & Self esteem   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 kind, encouraging and supportive, happy feelings of optimism and enthusiasm will become available to you.

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

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12 Tips to Boost Energy & Wellbeing

10 Tips to Support a Vibrant Energy Lifestyle

1.  Find a new hobby that includes exercise.   Search for some form of exercise that you look forward to.  Experiment until you find a few things that you enjoy.  My personal favourites are:  Dancing, Classes in Body Balance, Yoga, Body Pump.   Swimming, cycling, badminton, playing outdoor games with kids: football, trampoline, shuttle ball.

2. Choose foods that feel energising.   Before you choose something, stop, pause consider….  tune into your intuition….

3. Stop obsessing about food and find a new focus to absorb you.

4.  Cut back on ‘mindless’ eating by choosing to only eat whilst sitting down in a relaxed setting.  Savour your food by appreciating the taste, texture, smell, touch and experience.

5. Eating a little of what you fancy might work for you.    Just keep in mind ‘processed’ sugary or fatty foods are going to drain your energy.   Remember in Tip 2 – Think BEFORE you eat – “is this going to energise me?”  Little and often is preferable to huge meals that crash your energy.

6. Every time you give into a habit you are making it stronger. Ask the question:” is this food helping me to create positive habits?” If the answer is no – ask yourself, “do I really need this?”

7. Get creative. Experiment with one brand new recipe each week, have fun with your food.  Include a little protein with each meal to stop your sugar levels, energy and moods crashing. I create 3 new recipes each week by receiving a box of salad ingredients with recipes from Abel & Co.

8. Stop eating when 3/4 full.  Get comfortable with leaving food on your plate.

9. As a guide, aim to eat 2-3 balanced meals with 2 smaller protein or fruit snacks. Make those meals more delicious by savouring each mouthful, deliberately and with complete mindfulness.

10. TV with adverts contain commercials that persuade you to eat junk and it is hypnotising you.  Advertisers know this, that is why they spend millions on adverts during peak viewing.  Instead spend the evening with something or someone you love – your family, pet, hobby, exercise, a good film (free from adverts) a new project, course or an uplifting book…with healthy happy feelings.  Take a look at my new book: 9 Simple Steps for Happiness, with quotes, quick tips and easy fun processes that help you to be a Healthier, Happier You!

11.  Prepare for sleep:  Write down three lists.  1.  Get on paper anything you are anxious about.  2.  Write three things you wish to achieve the following day.  3.  Write 3 things you appreciate about you, your partner, each child, parent and anyone who is upsetting you.

12. Listen to a relaxation meditation as you drift off to sleep to soothe you into deep peaceful blissful sleep.

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Are you sensitive to stress or sugar?

Sugar and spice might create little girls that are nice, but sugar and stress creates distress in the form of weight gain.  

Are you sensitive to stress or sugar?  Sugar is added to so many foods that you may have been consuming more than you realised.  In addition, stress has become a ‘normal’ state which contributes to extra sugar being dumped into the blood stream and converted back into fat around the middle.    Stress and sugar levels are in a state of constant rebalancing.  Too much of any results in hormone imbalance – cravings – more weight (especially round the middle) and more stress!

How can stress spike sugar levels in the blood? ~  Feeling pressured or overwhelmed would do it.  Sleep deprivation is another serious stress affecting most parents!    Stress linked to  work pressures, not enough time, dissatisfaction with self,  body image, money worries, comparing self to others, feelings of ‘not enough’, unhappiness, anger,  frustration, guilt, blame….  consider now, what are your current stressors?

Rate yourself out of 10, with 10 feeling very stressed and 0 feeling neutral – how stressed have you felt over the last month?
Anything over 5 is too high.  Find one thing you can do to release this stress within the next few hours?

Do you have  fat around your middle but don’t know why?
This is another symptom of stress and food sensitivity, often caused by eating whilst stressed.

To find out how I can help you, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233 and leave your name, number and a brief message and you will be contacted within 48 hours.

“If you are insterested in learning more, read on…”

So why does stress cause sugar sensitivity?  Stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline spike sugar levels.  Your gut has a memory….so you may have become sensitive to sugar during this time without realising.  An explosive argument can be an approx equivalent of about 5 bars of chocolate.

Stress – Sugar Sensitivity – Weight gain ~  Stress not only causes your blood sugar levels to fluctuate, spike and gain weight.  The resulting crash in sugar causes sugar cravings, having you reach for the chocolate, carbs, sweets…All of this  is a core contributor to food intollerances, especially sugar sensitivity.

If that wasn’t enough, your gut makes associations  with the foods you are eating  to the ‘unhappy’ stress you are feeling and REMEMBERS….

Enzymes are needed to digest your food and enzymes are blocked by the stress hormone cortisol.  Stressful feelings = poor digestion, food intolerance, IBS …. more stress.  Good feelings = easy, comfortable, calm digestion.

Can you reset your gut memory? 

Yes – definitely.

How to create a calm comfortable gut

1.  Re-map gut memory associated to stress

2.  Re-map your beliefs associated to stress

3.  Relax and enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes sugar, in fact anything with good feelings.

To find out how I can help you, get in touch with Suzi on 07836 635233 and leave your name, number and a brief message and you will be contacted within 48 hours.

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Why Stress Less?

5 Reasons to Stress Less

Mindfulness is the latest skill to combat stress, that helps you to become more aware, to make sure you don’t let stressful thoughts run away with you.

1. Relaxing boosts your memory and helps you to make better decisions.  Studies have shown that prolonged stress kills brain cells in the hippocampus, impairing memory and decisions. Stress is now found to increase proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimers.

2. Relaxing eases acne.  It’s a vicious cycle: You’re stressed about that presentation at work, so you break out, and then you’re stressed about the breakout!  Stress increases sebum that can clog the pores in acne prone skin.

3. Relaxing keeps you safe from depression. The prolonged presence of the stress hormone cortisol can reduce levels of serotonin and dopamine triggering depression.

For tuition on Stress relief and Stress Management, book a private session to begin a relaxation practice that suits your personality and lifestyle: EFTMeditation, Mindfulness activities and  Relaxation recordings.

4. Relaxation improves your mood and relationship happiness.  You will feel less snappy, more chilled and in control of your choices with greater ease.

5. Stress makes you fat around your tummy.  Stress causes your body to produce cortisol which gets converted into fat if you do not exercise it off.

If you are needing some stress relief and stress management help, get in touch.  Suzi sees private clients one-to-one in Kent and London W1.  

Call Suzi on 07836 635233 or email:  suzi@rapid-health.co.uk 

 

 

 

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Does stress cause weight gain?

Does stress cause weight gain?  Are you noticing more weight around your middle? After you have ruled out pregnancy or a huge dinner, a significant reason people gain weight is because stress releases cortisol which also increases blood sugar. When the stressful event is over, you still have a high level of blood sugar and the excess glucose becomes stored as fat.

Stress is a natural response to a threat, ‘perceived’ or imagined fear. But constant ‘stressing’ is a habit behaviour that harms your health, energy and beautiful body. Like any habit, it can be retrained into something more preferable.

So, if you are needing some stress relief and stress management help, get in touch.  Suzi sees private clients one-to-one in Kent and London W1.  

Call Suzi on 07836 635233 or email:  suzi@rapid-health.co.uk 

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