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Stress happens when we try to control things that we can’t
This may be the daily overload like the noise the kids make when they are having fun, or your partner having a habit you find offensive and he/she thinks is normal or a combination of many things, building up and becoming overwhelming.
It might be your work situation or people you work with. or simply the lack of time and delays in the traffic.
In all cases the effects of stress can be very real and debilitating and especially when it leads to anxiety and depression and perhaps excessive alcohol consumption as people try to self medicate.
When stress gets out of control, one of the the first things to be affected is how you sleep. And stress also affects your biochemistry, releasing cortisol and adrenalin and suppressing serotonin.
These biochemical changes block absorption of nutrients and also of any medications that have been prescribed so the first thing is to break the stress cycle which is where we start using hypnosis. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool to help you emerge from anxiety and depression and to change habits, control your mind and learn to be relaxed. Learn to choose a calm response.
Allowing yourself to feel stressed and to think of consequences that often never happen is a HABIT and habits can be changed
NOTE: Severe or prolonged stress and trauma coming from past events must be treated differently