Dealing with stress is, unfortunately, an all too real part of modern life and has reached epidemic proportions in our society. We find ourselves in stressful situations on a daily basis, ranging from minor stresses, such as not being able to find a parking space, through to more serious or ongoing issues. Stress is cumulative; the more isolated episodes of stress we encounter the more stressed we ultimately end up feeling!
When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system (our ‘flight or fight’ response) kicks in, and it is this state that many of us find ourselves constantly dwelling in, whether due to work or lifestyle stresses. This means that our parasympathetic system – the one responsible for, amongst other things, slowing the heart rate, digestion, conserving energy and allowing the body to recharge – cannot fulfil its function, leading to disorders such as IBS, bad skin, chronic tiredness and irritability.
Sadly, stress has become so normalised in our culture that we often don’t know how to deal with it or avoid it. If you ask everyone you know if they are stressed, the vast majority would probably say that they are and that they emphatically want this to change.
So what can we do about it?
Avoiding factors in life that stress us out is not realistically always possible. However, reprogramming how we interact with those stressors and how we deal with them is. Finding methods that help keep stress manageable or at bay can dramatically affect your day to day life.
Stress Management Appointments – £45 per hour, £60 per 1.5 hour
During these sessions, we will discuss the factors that may be causing you stress and look at methods to address them. These could include one or a combination of the following:
- restorative yoga
- breathing techniques
Appointments for individuals are available in Daventry.
Corporate appointments are also available. Please contact us if you would like to book an appointment for your workplace or for talks – POA.