Stress / Anxiety
comes in many different guises. There’s the kind when you
experience an inner conflict between what you should be
doing and what you'd rather be doing, such as not smoking
and desperately wanting a cigarette. There’s the tension
that comes from fearing the unexpected or the inevitable,
like worrying about looming deadlines or how you can meet
next month’s mortgage payment. And there’s the frustration
that comes from not being able to achieve what you want,
such as getting people like subordinates and teenage
daughters to do what you want.
Whichever, you’ll most likely experience prolonged tension
which changes your physiological state. Your body may also
release chemicals like adrenalin, originally designed to
help you fight or flee from predators. But in this modern
‘sit-at-your-desk’ age, they have nowhere to go. So they
linger around in your bloodstream where they can be
physically damaging and add further to the feeling of
long-term effects of stress can be dangerous, and in extreme
cases can lead to severe physical illnesses.
best way to deal with stress is to relax. But in your
changed physiological state, and with the chemicals in your
bloodstream, this isn’t always so easy.
Milton Clinic, we have a whole range of relaxation
techniques to help you deal with whatever kind of stress
are tapes and CDs to help you calm and relax your mind and
body, one-to-one counselling sessions to help you re-image
the mental ‘threat’ pictures, and hypnotherapy sessions to
help you internally re-frame the ‘problems’.