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Stress therapy

    If you are looking for a faster way to winnow away your stress, you are in the right place!

Experiencing fear, anxiety or stress is considered a normal part of life when this is occasional and temporary, such as feeling anxious or stressed before an exam, a job interview or other life challenges.

However, when these acute emotional reactions become more intense, more frequent, persistent or chronic, they can significantly interfere with your ability to perform daily living activities such as work, school and social relationships and in the long run they can wreak havoc on your mind and body.

Lasting stress may have a tremendously negative impact on your emotional, mental and physical well-being. Chronic stress is a favouring, an aggravating or a triggering factor to an endless list of very serious and life-threatening medical conditions. When living with lasting anxiety and stress, it’s much like living in a house full of mold. You feel it, and even if you do not see it and do not touch it, it hurts you.

Yet, you are conditioned to believe that anxiety and stress are unavoidable part of life and you have to be resilient. Various therapies, developed around the concept that stress in an unavoidable part of your life, are teaching you how to "manage" the stress factor in order to better “cope” and live with it. This is as if your mechanic would teach you how to cope with your defective car rather than repairing it. Even worse, you are being told that stress is a necessary ingredient of good professional or sports results.

When talking about anxiety and stress there is neither a clear barrier nor an objective system of metrics that can be used to make a net difference between the so-called “normal” and the pathological ones in terms of persistence or intensity. You are the only one to set the limits of what is and what is not suitable, acceptable and bearable as “positive” anxiety and stress. As a rule of thumb, whatever the nature of your anxiety or stress is, as soon as you’ll perceive it as a negative emotion or as an unpleasant feeling, this is definitely a clue that this is a bad anxiety or stress experience for you, with huge potential for causing harm and life quality damage.

Stress is not about what happens to you. Stress is always about how you react to what happens in your environment. The common perception is that anxiety and stress are caused by external factors, processes and events that happen to you, such as: health issues, aging, family, career, financial issues, social tides, loneliness, life’s purpose, self-esteem, etc. Yet, you are not passively undergoing any of these. You are the one who makes sense of these everyday life facts and perceive them as stressful, emotionally neutral  or joyful events.

According to several contemporary models of emotional behaviour, particularly the somatic marker model developed by the American neuroscientists Prof. Dr. Joseph LeDoux and Prof. Dr. Antonio Damasio, stress has a mental component as well as a somatic component. When you are stressed, your entire body is stressed, and you feel it undoubtedly as a physical manifestation inside your body. Your cognition is acknowledging and confirming the presence of the stress in your body by shifting your mind into a specific stressed state of mind and from now on, your decisions will be an easy prey of those powerful feelings of stress from inside your body.

Long-term stress is an overwhelming and debilitating feeling. Chronic stress can affect your psychological, emotional and physical well-being by causing a variety of problems, including digestion problems, insomnia, pain, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, etc. Therefore, once your stress becomes chronic, you have the option to learn and to train on how to cope and better live with your stress, or you can decide to winnow away your stress.

My therapeutic approach is focused on feelings  and is based on the physiological and neurological models of behavioural response rather than on the cognitive model. From this biological and neurophysiological perspective, emotions are at the heart of life's regulatory processes of all living creatures, regardless of whether we are talking about emotions that are genetically determined or those that are somehow the result of a cognitive process. When they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of your brain, your mind and your body. Therefore, you can control your emotions only to the extent that you can change the state of your body that caused or has been caused by that emotion, or change the way you feel it.

Somatic hypnotherapy is the therapy of choice to winnow away all kinds of stressful feelings, as this holistic approach can help you uproot the somatic component of your stress and clear the stress-associated mental components. My treatments are definitely not intended to teach you the skills needed to cope with your stress, nor to give you the opportunity to look at your stress from a different perspective.

Somatic hypnotherapy is the tool of choice that can help you to effectively change your life the way you want and feel comfortable. This is a brief therapy approach, and a very effective one! Thus, even if you might not always get complete symptom remission, at least a very significant improvement after a single treatment session is a feasible reality for most issues.

Right after your therapy session you'll feel different. You'll feel that inside of you something has already changed, or is about to change the way you asked for. You'll just feel like the stress you've come to work out in therapy is gone!*

Whatever your stress is, don't allow it to cripple your life.

The "No Cure - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

*The results may vary from person to person.

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