Stress – a Physical Issue? | Lesley Leach Hypnotherapy
Stress – a Physical Issue? Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. We all need a bit of stress in our life. It can help to get us going in the morning, it can help to focus us on a deadline and be more productive. But if we are subject to consistently high levels of stress, the effects can be far from useful. It can stop us sleeping, affect our performance and lead to long term serious health issues. In fact, the Health and Safety Executive estimates that 11.7 million work days are lost each year due to stress. The good news is that hypnotherapy can really help you to control your stress. So what is happening in your body when you experience stress? The short term physical effects of stress are an increased heart rate, increased rate of breathing, a churning stomach, often an intense and immediate need for the bathroom, sweating and possibly a panic attack. This will happen when for some reason our primitive emotional brain (our limbic system – the health and safety officer of the