Track gratitude and achievement with a journal – Each evening list at least 3 things you are grateful
5 Facts About Stress You May Not Know and What To Do About It
Stress is a normal part of every day. It can come from negative or harmful thoughts, events or illnesses or from positive, delightful things that also give you much pleasure.
The body processes both positive and negative stress in the same way. It’s impossible to completely eliminate stress. That is not within your control. Nor would you want it to be because if you eliminate all stress, you would have to remove all of the excitement and fun in your life. However, how you respond to stress is within your control.
- WebMD estimates that 75% – 95% of all doctors’ visits are stress related (this is where the pain issue rears it’s ugly head again)
- According to Harvard Medical Journal 80% of Disease is Stress Related
- Oxford University has found that stress causes thoughts to become jumbled and confused. Thinking becomes focused on Worrying, and we may become preoccupied with our problems
- Oz states that stress isn’t all in your head. It manifests itself in your body in the form of knotted muscles, painful digestion, troubled sleep and worse.
- Stress has been called the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century” by the World Health Organization.
People respond to stress in several different ways. There are three common categories:
- We spend way too much time thinking about controlling stress. We often spend hours and hours trying to make stress go away when we could have started removing stress in a matter of minutes.
- The second category, easy to fall into, is to react compulsively. This can create missed opportunities.
- The third category, which is perfect, is to spend only the amount of time needed to change the way that we encounter a situation.
You hear about the importance of managing stress, but seldom do you hear about HOW to do that. That is where Bright Paths comes in.
We start with a questionnaire that assesses the kind of life pressure you are facing. This can be very eye opening for many. Depending on your individual coping skills, it can also give you an idea of the likelihood of you falling victim to a stress-related illness.
If you already have a stress-related illness such as chronic pain, heart disease, gastrointestinal (digestive) issues or always feeling tired for example, we can show you specific ways to use the power of your mind (neuroplasticity) to change the impact on your body.
With hypnosis we guide you through the process of developing new skills and techniques for reducing not only the normal daily stress, but also the unusual, exceptional or chronic stress that impacts your health.
How do we do this?
The subconscious mind is where all change is made. Through our programs we:
- Bypass the critical factor and show you how to communicate with your subconscious mind, making change easier & faster
- Help you develop trust in your own subconscious mind (intuition, gut feelings, or what ever you call “that feeling’ you often get but tend to ignore).
- Teach you self-hypnosis techniques so that you can reinforce and maintain your progress and not be dependent on others or outside factors
- Teach you relaxation techniques that can be employed anywhere, anytime and anchor them in for an instant response
- Much, much more to insure your continued success