15.4 million workdays are lost every year due to anxiety and stress, which affects over half a million people every year.
Aside from the effect on the workplace, the personal cost of anxiety and stress can be greatly debilitating.
We all experience stress and anxiety from time to time. It’s our mind’s way of saying that something isn’t right and that we need to pay attention to it. This could be something practical like physically getting out of harm’s way or having the energy to run from danger, or it can be psychological such as resolving interpersonal conflict. Our biology has evolved to release hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) to give us the energy we need in times of stress and conflict as part of our fight or flight response.
Problems arise when the immediate threat is no longer present but the warning signals continue to grasp our attention. When these feelings last a long time and possibly even intensify, then we can sometimes become overwhelmed. We then avoid similar situations that might trigger these feelings, or we have heightened energy with nowhere to go. This can lead to mental and physical fatigue, stress or burnout.
Hypnotherapy can help you identify the triggers that lead to feelings of anxiety and stress, and can help you to create new habits which replace the ones that are keeping you stuck in a negative, worrying loop. Some types of anxiety and stress can be extremely beneficial in the short-term and can help you to express yourself productively and creatively. We can examine your relationship with anxiety and stress so that you can reduce the limiting kinds and benefit from the positive kinds.
Whatever your issue with anxiety and stress, we can help. Contact Us to find out how.