Does it feels as though anxiety and stress have become a regular part of your everyday life, with sleepless nights and a general feeling of burnout making it increasingly hard to stay focussed? If that is the case, it’s time for you to take back control.
Team GB and the Olympics - The importance of language..
This week has seen Team GB do astonishingly well in the Rio Olympics and we are currently second on the leader board. Sadly though, despite all this positivity, the achievement and excitement, 2 days ago, newscasters on the BBC televised news, announced that Greg Rutherford, Britain's gold medal-winning long jumper. had 'failed' to win gold in his event and had to 'make do with' bronze! The next morning on the 9am television news, that exact expression was repeated!
Do you often find you talk to yourself, or a voice talks to you? Most of us do this, it is an essential way in which we sort out our thoughts. Sometimes though, if we are anxious and stressed we can find that voice starting to become intrusive. It might even sound as if it is telling us off. Now, none of want an inner bully hanging around with us all the time, so what do we do about this.
So that voice can be annoying. It can even be bullying. How can we work with that inner voice?
Can your inner voice do anything for you?
You may imagine that hypnotherapy is very difficult or takes years to learn to do. Although there are some very skilled techniques, there is a lot you can do for yourself. It is just a little bit of practise.We have talked before about how imagining things can help you make serious changes to your behaviour and your life. Like most things, some practise will make you better at these imaginings and there are some things you can do to make the process more effective.
I hope, if you have been following my posts that you are trying out some of the techniques and feeling calmer and more confident.
Now you have been practising your suggestions you may looking at the world in a new way. You may even find yourself thinking of all sorts of things you can be doing to help yourself.
“Work related stress, depression and anxiety continue to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. Work related stress accounts for 35% of work related ill health and 43% of days lost, in 2014/15. The occupations and industries reporting the highest rates of work related stress remain consistently in the health and public sectors of the economy. The reasons cited as causes of work related stress are also consistent over time with workload, lack of managerial support and organisational change as the primary causative factors.”
If you are suffering with stress at work, and let’s face it, we all have that problem sometimes then try this 10 minute mind exercise to put everything into context.
I hope you are enjoying the self hypnosis script I gave you a couple of weeks ago. You may already find you are adapting it and making it completely yours. Perhaps you have tried using it with the counting breathing technique. That is exactly as it should be so continue to be as creative as you want. You will know what is best for you.
This week I want to talk to you about colour. At some deep level we all know that colour is important in our lives. I bet you will feel better when you are dressed in your favourite colour. And you know that you choose the colours in your house very carefully and may even feel uncomfortable if you have to be in a room which has walls in colours which you hate.
Out of breath, running about, panting, shallow breathing. Just those terms make me feel stressed. And you may have noticed that if you are feeling stressed you breathing becomes faster and more shallow.
We all get stressed from time to time but if you feel very out of sorts then here is a quick checklist of dos and don’ts. This is a useful list, but I don’t want you to look at it and get even more stressed! So can I give you a little bit of guidance about how to use it?
We all get stressed and anxious from time to time and many of us just put up with it, find unhealthy ways to cope such as over-indulging in alcohol, drugs or even food. These things might seem to help in the short term, but they can cause problems later.