We are deeply conditioned from a very early age, to suppress our feelings because we hate feeling overwhelmed.
Granted, there are situations that can be perceived as being stressful. The most common involve work, money, and relationships with either, your partner, children, friends or family. Major upheavals such as divorce, unemployment, moving house and bereavement, or a series of minor irritations such as feeling undervalued at work or dealing with difficult children can also push stress levels through the roof.
Then there are the traumatic incidents, such as rape, abuse, attack, and war zones that are the cause of more severe cases of stress but the cause of which are long term and mostly, painfully slow to recovery from.
Sometimes there are no obvious causes – we just feel or are stressed.
Stress is a person’s response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus. Stress is the body’s way of reacting to a challenge. Stress typically describes a negative condition that can have an impact on a person’s mental and physical well being.
When we are stressed we may experience many different feelings, including anxiety, fear, anger, frustration and depression. These feelings can feed on each other and can themselves produce physical symptoms, making the feelings stronger. Extreme anxiety can cause heart palpitations, headaches or stomach disorders, nausea and indigestion, which can lead to more serious health issues. Longer term there is a risk from heart attacks and strokes.
Behaviour can also alter. We can become withdrawn, indecisive or inflexible. Sleep may be affected and it is possible to become irritable or tearful all the time.
Imagine being free of this pain and suffering…
So what can be done?
Ways to deal with and reduce stress include relaxation, meditation, lifestyle changes, exercise, diet, reducing alcohol intake etc. Identifying the cause of stress can also be useful, although managing our feelings and emotions around stress with our intellect is not a method which dissolves it. Similarly, the former, may reduce symptoms but doesn’t actually resolve the underlying issues.
Typically, many, if not most people suffer from stress and in extreme cases, burnout. Generally speaking people don’t handle stressful situations very well and we are deeply conditioned (from an early age) to suppress our feelings because we hate feeling overwhelmed.
The actual cause of stress is the lack of ability to separate challenging circumstances from the way that we habitually react to those circumstances. For most people, the circumstances and their reactions to the circumstances are so enmeshed, that it is hard to separate them.
If we learn the ability to separate and completely resolve the reaction to them, we free ourselves to become totally available and present to deal with the circumstances, whatever they are. When we become proficient at it, we can just move on without being stressed by them at all. Often there is little or nothing we can do about the circumstances, and the good news is that there is a way to deal with our reactions to them. And it is simple, effective and fast!
No accumulation of stress, eliminating the possibility of burnout!
Imagine that our thoughts, emotions, conditioning, traumas, identifications, intentions, etc., are our inner human software – our operating system which determines what we do. When we are not getting the outcomes that we want, it is likely that there are ‘bugs’ within our software. Those bugs are now identifiable and resolvable, in other words, it is now possible to upgrade our inner human software and get rid of stress.
These bugs are what we call not-useful emotions and by being able to identify and feel these in and around the body, and by using some exciting and powerful methods and techniques, it is now possible to solve problems and make changes that were previously difficult or impossible to change in the past.
If you find that you worry and overthink situations and are stressed most of the time, get in touch!
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