All those feelings that churn around and around your mind and body.
Anxiety, despair, fretting, hopelessness, sadness, worry. All have the same root cause.
The stuff of our childhood nightmares and adult cares all are treated in the body the same way and come under the same biological label.
Yeah. Stress is at the root of all your misery, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Or rather, too much or poorly managed stress is at the root of it all.
Sounds rather oversimplified?
Simple is good, it means the fix will be straightforward and simple too.
Part of my new program talks about how stress impacts our body, minds and spirit.
Here’s a little piece of it:
Dr Ben Johnston, co-author of the bestselling book ‘The Healing Codes’ says ‘Stress is the substance of death. It brings about death little by little.’
Stress Kills and That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Stanford University Medical School, and numerous health experts say the same, that the number one killer on the planet is stress because up to 95% of all physical and nonphysical health problems have stress as their origin.
Dr Dan Gilbert states Stress:
Makes you sick,
Dumbs you down
Drains your energy
Gives you a negative perspective
Causes you to fail.’
Professor Robert Sapolsky, of the McArthur Foundation, Genius Fellowship, has spent 30 years researching stress at Stanford University.
He states that stress: unravels our chromosomes, adds fat to our bodies, and kills brain cells.
‘The modern world can stress us to the point of death,’says -Professor Robert Sapolsky Harvard University
What is stress anyway?
It’s important to remember that stress is a wholly natural body function. We are meant to feel stress just not the way we do so today.
Our body and specifically our nervous systems have unfortunately not adapted to the modern world.
The stress response, that fight or flight impulse is the body’s way of rising to a challenge; imagine if we lived in ancient times and were confronted by a grizzly bear.
What would we do? Run or stand up and shout at it.
The thing is we react in exactly the same way, biologically speaking, when we’re confronted by a brown envelope that has a red bill inside that we have no means to pay. Or when we’re replaying that time we made a mistake in maths class or messed up in front of the boss.
And whether the current challenge in our lives is life threatening, trivial or even thrill seeking fun, the response in our bodies is always the same.
The overwhelming rush of bungee jumping or skydiving is the same as the stomach churning terror of waiting at the doctor’s for a diagnosis or being in court.
It’s the same physical and chemical responses in our bodies, we just frame them differently. And critically with one, we know it will be over fast, with the other kind, we have to live with uncertainty and change and have no idea how long this circumstance will last.
This is what causes the problem today, we stay in that stressed out state constantly. A toxic stew of stress hormones being released to marinate in. And that’s not good for any aspect of our health and vitality.
Stress makes us react, overreact to events that need clarity and calmness. We basically hit everything with a hammer, but not every problem is a nail.
Long term exposure to overdoses of those negative brain chemicals causes all this awful stuff:
High Blood Pressure
IQ dropping lower
Energy levels drop
Weight gain and loss of muscle
Increasing emotional instability
Lost bone density and
On top of anxiety, depression and mental confusion.
Stress is not a problem to be solved and then forgotten about. Its a function of our biology to feel stress, what we need to do is manage our stress response, every day.
I’ll tell you more about than tomorrow.
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.