Most people do maintain items within their home, or their car; but their mental health is often forgotten until something happens. They then go on to feel overwhelmed and their mind becomes so full up that it spills over into anxiety, depression, panic attacks etc.
Mental Health Awareness Week are focussing on ‘stress’ in their 2018 campaign which runs from the 14th to the 20th May. Research has shown that two thirds of us will at some point experience a mental health problem in our lifetime – and stress has been shown to be a big factor in this.
With our lives constantly getting busier and people taking on more responsibilities in their work lives and combining that with the demands of family life – it is no wonder that when something unexpected happens, we are tipped over the edge into a stressed state.
What is stress?
Stress is primarily a physical response. When we are stressed the body thinks it’s under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode (also called hyperarousal, or the acute stress response); and releases a combination of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.
Whilst stress itself isn’t a mental health problem, it can lead to anxiety or depression if left untreated.
Karen Bromley, a practitioner at the Bury Natural Health Centre offering Hypnotherapy and Trauma and Abuse Therapy to patients has first-hand understanding of how stress can play a large role in mental health.
“Juggling a busy social work career and an unhappy marriage I ended up shutting down and struggled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 11 years. My healing process started by seeing a Hypnotherapist / Wellness Coach and with just 6 sessions I started to transform my life on all levels, especially by emptying my mind and body of unexpressed emotions, loss, guilt, anger etc. Amazingly my physical and mental pain started to fade as I let go of so much I had not expressed in the past, including my two miscarriages. Then I changed my beliefs about myself and my world.”
After Karen was able to change her thought process from thinking she ‘wasn’t good enough’ to now thinking she is ‘able to achieve anything she wants’ and she believes in herself; she was inspired to retrain as a Hypnotherapist and Wellness Coach. This was back in 2014, and she now sees a variety of clients who also want to change the way they live their life, and she is helping them to become more content and free from stress.
Our subconscious makes up 95 to 98 % of our mind and it contains files of all our memories and beliefs. If you want to make quick, long lasting powerful changes it is recommended that you do this working with your subconscious mind through hypnotherapy.
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