Stress in mind or body, how does it really affect us and does hypnosis help?
We often hear people talk about stress… but what is stress, actually? Is it just a mental condition or is it mental/physical? We know that whatever causes stress will adversely affect us physically and emotionally. The mind and body are connected, they are governed and controlled to a large extent, by a similar chemical make up.
So, it should not be surprising, that stress causes health problems. An apparent physical ailment can be brought on by our mental incapacity to deal with situations such as; stress at work, stress at home, grieving for a lost love, either through death or break up. Or any other situation that causes us to feel upset, to have sleepless nights or lose concentration. The mind drifts off, sometimes to the point of frustration, we wish we could turn off our thoughts altogether. On the other hand, we could come down with some kind of an illness and because we feel low in spirits, we become confused as to whether this is brought on by mental stress or is it simply a “bug” we have to fight off.
We don’t get chronic pain, a virus or perhaps cancer because we are sad … or do we? We don’t suffer mental stress because we have cancer or a virus … or do we?
People with drinking, smoking or eating disorders usually increase their bad habits when under emotional stress and this can lead to further health imbalances. It matters not whether stress is brought about by emotional or physical problems; the result is the same. We worsen our condition and therefore we develop the need for even more crutches.
Let’s face it! It doesn’t really matter what initiated the health problem, the mind is simply another part of the body’s total system. Our aim is to heal. Our overall health and vitality is what is of concern here.
So surely we need to have a multi-attack plan to recover from what ails us. Restoring balance through diet, herbs or medication is only part of the story. We must also consider the negative thoughts that can lead to the symptoms we suffer from and get help with hypnosis, meditation or emotional healing techniques, to restore our emotional and physical health.
Written by Katherine Ferris