In this ever fast paced world, we are constantly in a battle to balance our lives with the perfect mix of work and relaxation.
It is easy to constantly feel overwhelmed, out of control and unhappy. Unfortunately, as a coping mechanism for all of the responsibilities and pressure that life presents to us, we tend to sacrifice our emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing to be able to accommodate what we view as fulfilling in our existence.
Stress-related illnesses are the most prevalent forms of ailments in any society because we get caught up in the hustle and bustle and lose touch of ourselves and what makes us happy.
Stress in manageable levels can be good for us; it motivates us to perform better and stick to our goals, but when it gets out of control and starts having negative effects on our lives, it can lead to mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.
What Causes Emotional Stress?
Generally speaking, the more important the outcome of a situation, the more stressed you feel.
External situations that may lead to stress include:
These external stressors will trigger an internal response in the form of emotion. They will also trigger a physical adrenal response which causes physical effects of stress.
Why do different things make different people stressed?
It’s all to do with your emotional values that have been passed on genetically or have been developed by events and experiences that have taken place in our lives at some stage.
Whatever it is for you that set up your emotional values has now only given you one neurological option on how to react in a certain situation. I liken this to a well-worn path you’ve made in a nice green field. Every time you go to walk through the field the only option you perceive is the one you have always taken.
Symptoms of Emotional Stress May Include:
Hot and cold flushes
Tightening of the chest
Obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior.
Feeling worried and finding it hard to stop worrying
Trouble coping with everyday activities due to worry.
Feeling restless or on edge
Long-term muscle pain
Trouble sleeping / insomnia
How do Kinesiology and Neuro-Training work together to resolve emotional stress?
Kinesiology and Neuro-Training are therapies designed to identify and reduce stress on many different levels. Often we know that we are feeling stressed but we find it difficult to know how to cope.
Kinesiology and Neuro-Training helps us identify the causes of stress by accessing the many and varied subconscious connections that lead to a stressed state. By working with the subconscious mind to unlock and integrate past experiences and events, the body can begin to let go of stress.