Stress and Burnout
A UK-wide survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation in 2018 found that almost three quarters of adults have at some point during the year experienced difficulties coping with their daily lives due to stress.
According to this survey:
- 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- 32% of adults said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress
- 16% of adults said they had self-harmed as a result of stress.
Stress is the body’s reaction to a potentially harmful situation, real or perceived. A chemical reaction occurs in your body preparing it to take action to protect itself when you feel threatened. This stress response, also known as “fight-or-flight”, causes your heart rate to increase, your breath to quicken, your muscles to tighten and your blood pressure to rise in preparation to either take up the fight or to run away fast.
Stress is a very individual experience and a situation that causes extreme stress in one person can be of little concern to another. Our bodies are designed to handle the small doses of stress necessary to keep our reactions fast in emergencies or to keep us motivated when accomplishing certain tasks. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without suffering significant consequences.
Ongoing, chronic stress can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including:
- Mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety
- High blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, stroke and heart attacks
- Eating disorders and obesity
- Skin and hair problems
- Sexual dysfunction
Stress is also often a main contributor to the development of Psychosomatic Symptoms, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin and hair problems, headaches, migraines, insomnia and fatigue.
In addition to teaching you valuable relaxation techniques, I use hypnosis to work directly with the part of your mind responsible for generating your symptoms of stress. This way, you will have the chance to genuinely solve the problem where it is happening, enabling real and lasting improvements
Burnout describes a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. It is a symptom of modern times and can affect anyone, no matter who you are or where you work.
Symptoms usually creep in slowly and build up over a long period of time. Week by week the motivation to work decreases, you are constantly feeling tired and lacking in energy, you increasingly pull away from friends and family until soon you find yourself in a place of social isolation. The feelings of hopelessness, depression and resignation grow stronger and can lead to complete apathy.
Using hypnosis, I will guide your subconscious mind to uncover and deal with the cause of your burnout. Being able to identify and release the key factors for your stress will allow you to regain control of your life.
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