Almost everyone I know has been asked at a doctor's office if they are "stressed out" and most people (myself included) tend to laugh at that, and think "well, of course I'm stressed out ... who isn't?"
I read this article today called "Job Stress? How to Keep Catastrophic Thoughts from Killing You" which was really interesting because it just didn't commiserate with you for being stressed, but explained some of the reasoning behind how our bodies react to stress and what happens when we overreact to things that shouldn't have a "life or death" stress reaction from us.
From the article:
"Chronic stress kills more people every year than traffic accidents, nicotine, or alcohol from the host of conditions it stokes, from heart disease to strokes, yet we hear next to nothing about it -- no anti-stress ad campaigns like the anti-smoking spots. In Britain, they take work stress seriously enough that the law requires that companies there undergo regular stress audits. Can you imagine that happening here?"
The article explains how our body deals with (and can overreact to) stress:
"The problem is a design flaw in our brains that leaves us prone to false emergencies. We were designed for life-and-death struggles on African savannas, not overflowing in-boxes or sales quotas. That's especially true for the part of your brain that sets off the stress response, the amygdala, a hub of the emotional brain, the ancient limbic system, which ran operations before we evolved the higher brain organs that can make decisions based on reason and analysis, not raw emotion.
In times of perceived danger the amygdala hijacks the 21st century brain and takes the helm again. This ancient alarm system is as good at measuring threats in the workplace as a yardstick is at calculating the distance to the sun. A hundred and fifty emails a day is a hassle, but it's not life-or-death. But if an overloaded inbox makes you feel you can't cope, off goes the signal that sets off the stress response, which floods your body with hormones that suppress your immune system to help you fight or run ... away from your computer?"
Robinson's article gives some great advice on handling stress. Health Kinesiology is also extremely helpful in dealing with things that stress our bodies and energy system, and it can be very effective even when you don't know consciously what is stressing you out. Even when you don't think you know the cause, your body knows on an energetic level.
I can help you to discover what those stressors are and help your body to no longer overreact to them. I had some things that were stressing me out to the point of them being phobias, and I had a far more intense reaction to them than would be perceived as "normal." Using Health Kinesiology, I was able to easily and quickly take the charge off that issue and face it in a far more reasonable way. It's been life-changing for me! I hope you will let me help you find that place of peace around the things that are stressing you. Click below to book an appointment: