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Stress Relief

What Is Stress?

Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of tension, anxiety, exhaustion, frustration, depression, etc. which in turn can lead to many potential health problems.

We often experience negative stress from everyday experiences to major life traumas. As we readjust our lives to changing circumstances, stress will either help or hinder us depending on how we react to it.

Our goal is not to eliminate stress but to learn how to manage it and how to use it to help us. Insufficient stress acts as a depressant and may leave us feeling bored or dejected; on the other hand, excessive stress may leave us feeling "tied up in knots."

There is no single level of stress that is acceptable for all people. We are all individual with unique requirements. As such, what is distressing to one may be a joy to another. And even when we agree that a particular event is distressing, we are likely to differ in our physical and psychological responses to it.

It is now widely believed that unrelieved stress is a major contributory factor to many illnesses. If you are experiencing negative stress symptoms, you have gone beyond your acceptable stress level; you need to reduce the stress in your life and/or improve your ability to manage it.

Stress - A Warning Signal

When it is part of a natural reaction to challenge or danger, the body’s response is called positive stress. However, when you feel out of control or under intense pressure, you may experience the physical or emotional symptoms brought on by negative stress. These are the signs of stress that you need to recognise, control and relieve.

It is important to remain aware of negative stress symptoms and to learn to identify the situations that evoke them. When these symptoms persist, your whole health can be at risk.

It is not possible to live without any stress. We can, however, learn ways to handle the stress of daily life efficiently, and to manage our reactions to it and minimise its negative impact.

Stress Relief

Identifying unrelieved stress and being aware of its effect on our lives is the first step in taking positive action towards removing its harmful effects.

Just as there are many sources of stress, there are many possibilities for its management. However, all require work toward change: changing the source of stress and/or changing our reaction to it. But how do you proceed?

We are all unique and have our own predispositions and tendencies. Understanding these predispositions enables us to find the most appropriate and most effective means of improving the situation.

We then need to become aware of what causes our stress and of our individual emotional and physical reactions to it.

We need to recognise what stress-causing factors we can change, understand our reactions to these issues and find the most appropriate methods for helping relieve the stress.

Through building up our physical and emotional reserves by a whole range of simple, natural techniques and therapies, we allow ourselves to be less prone to the negative impact of the stress.

Stress is unique and personal to each of us. The key to stress reduction is identifying strategies that fit us as individuals.

Stress Relief Clinic

21st Century living has created increased states of stress in many people.

Through individual assessment, personalised guidance and advice, I am able to help reduce the impact of negative stress and promote healing on many levels.

This is achieved by: understanding the stress; recognising predispositions (through iris analysis); nutritional assessment and recommendations; appropriate remedial therapies and advice on naturopathic techniques.

This process is self-empowering and restores your ability to live your life with increased health and well-being in balance and harmony.

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