Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
Feeling overwhelmed and Anxious?
What is Stress?
Stress is a natural response in our body designed to aid survival. Basically if a Robber walked into the room right now your heart would start pumping blood more efficiently to your arms and legs. Your brain would tell your lungs to start breathing more quickly to increase your Oxygen intake and your Adrenaline would be circulating your body to give you the energy to survive.
This is called your Fight or Flight Response. During Fight or Flight your digestive system and your immune system are shut down because your body is very smart and turns off what it doesn’t need to survive.
Have you ever had an upset stomach when you were nervous for a job interview? or have you ever caught the office cold when you were stressed and run down?
This response is normal and is designed to be a short term response. However issues start to arise when this Fight or Flight response occurs regularly on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. Especially if left untreated!
The source of your stress isn’t as important as the fact that it’s interrupting your ability to feel focused, confident, energised and happy. You could be a busy working mum with battling children, a high level executive suffering from work stress or even a student facing exam time and trying to juggle your part time job and a social life.
If you are noticing you are experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety or suffering from panic attacks there may be imbalances in your body which need to be addressed.
If you’d like to discuss how to better address your stress and support yourself to be healthier on every level please contact me to book an appointment.