STRESS & Anxiety Relief
Do you know the difference between stress and anxiety? No matter how great our relationships, no matter how calm our work environment, no matter how abundant our finances, stressors are an avoidable part of life. We all have deadlines with things to accomplish, we have weddings and house moves and new jobs to learn. We get caught in traffic and lose our internet signal. How we deal with these things as they come up determines how enjoyable our lives are on a day to day basis.
Anxiety is more generalized. It can be so pervasive that although we know we are miserable, it’s not tied to any particular issue or event, like planning a wedding for six months that will be over. It’s usually a way of life. Many of us remember being anxious as children or remember how anxious a parent was. For ancient survival, the more primitive part of our brain is constantly scanning for danger, so it has a bias to look for the negative. Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says that our brains are like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive. We can even invent things to worry about that may never come true!
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Photo: Michael HessionWondering if a virtual hypnotherapy session would work for you? If you have a busy schedule, if you get anxious driving through traffic, if you are recovering from an illness or injury, or need on-the-spot support through a social situation, a...
In addition to profoundly calming hypnotic visualizations, clients learn many easy-to-learn, on-the-spot tools to quickly cut through the anxiety cycle and return to calm and peace, such as breathing techniques, visualizations, creating new thought patterns, and even body postures.
What’s the difference? If you’re jolly, aren’t you grateful? According to Dr. Robert Emmons, the author of THANKS! How the New Science of Gratitude can Make you Happier, while there are many things that we can be happy about, the uniqueness of gratitude is that...
Our brains are like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive. We can even invent things to worry about that may never come true!
Trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. Van der Kolk explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
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