All the reasons why we need to reduce the stress in our lives now.
The being pulled in all directions at once. Too many balls in the air. Everybody wanting a piece of you.
To do list as long as your arm, putting out fires all over the place, no idea whether you’re coming or going.
And the physical symptoms: the tightness across your chest, the level of excruciating pain anxiety can bring, the rigid limbs that feel like they’ll snap if you try to move, the palpitating heart beat.
And at the other end of the see-saw is the lethargy, the bone tired misery of exhaustion from thinking too much about something that’s outside of your control right now. The cannot find the energy to even get dressed feeling that comes with depression.
All of this is caused by stress. As is overeating, eating the wrong food, drinking, gambling, porn addiction, your drug of choice.
We can change everything by changing from the inside out.
Change from the inside out. It’s the only way to make change happen and for those changes you make to stick.
Change from the inside or…
I wrote about some of the things stress causes in your mind and body yesterday. You can read about it here…https://cynthiacurry.uk/what-is-the-root-cause-of-your-anxiety-depression-and-unhappiness/
I have spent 12 years in mental health research including the fascinating fields of neuroscience, epigenetics and brain optimisation, as well as being a fully certified clinical hypnotist. And the reason for my fascination was in part to understand how I myself think, so I could upgrade my thought processes and create a better life for myself. Even then I knew change happened from the inside out.
My aim has always been to research stress reduction techniques, and then share them so people use them every day to improve their physical, mental and emotional health.
Stress reduction, stress management is key because we can’t eliminate stress but we can be in control of our mind’s reactions and reduce our exposure to the tocis hormones the flight/fight response releases.
This work, the building of a daily practice of self care is simple and straightforward not to mention necessary.
Because we can’t be happy when we are angry or stressed. It’s not easy to be joyful when we feel hurt. It’s not easy to feel creative and resourceful when you are struggling to cope with whatever’s going on around you.
By creating a structure of practical, proven self care in your life, you can have more time to yourself without any guilt. You’ll be able to focus more on what makes you happy and the benefits of being happy will have a positive ripple effect in all areas of your life!
Dr Bruce McEwan, of Rockefeller Centre research states that ‘When stressed, the body shuts down all non-essential systems, including the immune system. Stress builds up plaque in arteries, stops blood flow and can induce heart attacks.’
And he says ‘Continued exposure to the stress hormones can lead to having smaller brain cells in the hippocampus, which is the learning and memory centre in the brain.’
Here’s what we know: chronic stress actually changes the brain circuits and they lose capacity to remember things as needed. Very severe and acute stress makes it impossible for you to remember things that you know perfectly well.
In other words, Stress makes you stupid!
Let me clarify that, you are not stupid, stress makes you stupid by hijacking your brain. You can’t think clearly when stressed, you don’t have access to your memory, and you have no way to form creative, inspired solutions to your problems.
Stepping out of stress and regaining peace and health.
The importance of managing and reducing stress and just how to do it.
The sciences of Neuroplasticity and Epigenetics are proving what Buddha, the Hindus, the ancient Chinese and many indigenous peoples have known for over 5,000 years. That we can step out of stress and improve our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing by controlling our thoughts. We simply must learn how.
The Science of Conscious Healing from Stress
Stress accumulates on an unconscious level, and we only have access to our unconscious through hypnosis but healing our bodies is a process that must happen consciously too.
There is no single way to do this, it requires gradual lifestyle changes and a commitment to a daily practice of stress reduction.
The brilliant news is that scientific research shows that focused relaxation for just 20 minutes per day for a few weeks is enough to start experiencing such benefits as:
Reduction in general stress and anxiety
Decrease in depression
Regulation of your moods
Reduction in panic attacks
focused relaxation for just 20 minutes per day will increase grey matter concentration
Improve mental and physical performance
Help reduce alcohol and drug dependency
And improve your focus and your attention and your ability to work under pressure
20 minutes daily focused relaxation Improves decision making
Gives you mental strength, resilience and emotional intelligence
Makes you stronger against pain
It actually relieves pain better than morphine
Improves learning, memory and self awareness, including rapid memory recall
It increases your awareness of your unconscious mind where so much knowledge is stored and hardly ever accessed
It inspires and improves your creativity
Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
Gives you a higher immunity in the body system and increases your energy production
Reduces blood pressure
Decreases inflammatory disorders
Helps prevent asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
Helps treat premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Improves your sleep quality
Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s and premature death
So in the face of all those benefits, now tell me you don’t have the time! If you want to be happier, more at peace, more productive and simply enjoy life more then you need to set aside 20 minutes a day for focused rest and relaxation.
Tomorrow, I’ll talk about all the proven ways to reduce your stress levels almost instantly and the simple long term changes youc an make to your lifestyle that will have long term benefits.
PS. I’m creating a monthly group program where people come together twice a week to grow, share, learn, laugh, cry, support and be supported. There will be a teaching session one day and a Q&A another, plus email. text and group support.
I’m looking to launch within the next few weeks, although this will be a closed door group, anyone can join initially. The group’s aim is to create a culture of healthy, happy people who understand their mental, emotional and physical needs and honour and respect themselves, setting boundaries for themselves and others, developing strategies that every day set the stage for living a well-lived life. I truly think I can serve more people better in this way.
I have not even written the sales page foe this or created a link, but if you’re interested, let me know down below by commenting on this post. And I’ll get in touch. Group work is going to be so cool, everyone helps everyone heal, the whole vibe of the group raises us all up.
I’ve been in a lot of groups to learn, experience for myself and take what I need to create my own. I am so excited about this project, stay tuned for more. And remember if you want to be in it and get an exclusive offer that’s only for my people, my current connections, comment below.