Stress can be defined as any change where you need to adapt and if left unmanaged can have an accumulative effect that may lead to physical, mental and emotional illnesses. Symptoms can include though not limited to; insomnia, worry, high blood pressure, headaches, exhaustion, painful joints or stomach problems like indigestion and GERD. Babies may show signs of stress /distress such as colic. Workplace stress may see productivity drop and employees taking more sick days to cope.
Did you know that the first major research on stress found that any problem imagined or real can cause the thinking part of the brain (cerebral cortex) to send an alarm to your main switch in the brain responsible for the stress response (hypothalamus). The hypothalamus then triggers your sympathetic nervous system to make some not so sympathetic changes in your body, such as heart rate, breathing rate, muscle tension and blood pressure to rise. You may also experience butterflies in your stomach and your diaphragm and anus lock, ready for the fight or flight response. So it’s no wonder if we cannot switch off further problems are likely to occur that can have long-term negative effects on our system.
Almost every system in the body can be damaged by stress.
Did you also know that we tend to have a preferred stress prone system, i.e. chronic stress can result in muscle tension and fatigue (skeletomuscular) for some people, whereas others may have high blood pressure (cardiovascular) or ulcers, severe diarrhoea (gastrointestinal)
At Bodi Wellness we specialise in stress management and relaxation in a private clinic by appointment and offer non manipulative therapy such as craniosacral, simple chi kung exercises or coaching for resilience. Coaching and workshops are also offered to organisations and tailored to your specific needs.
What is unique about biodynamic craniosacral therapy is it can zero in on specific stressors in your life, relevant to you and your system leaving you in a greater relaxed state. Unlike coaching, it also means if you choose, you do not need to talk through what is particularly causing your stress.
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