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Coping with Stress and Anxiety

The survey “Working in Asia”, by Roffey Park, has found that not only do Singapore workers spend more hours at work relative to their Hong Kong and China peers, more than half (52 per cent of Singapore workers surveyed) say their stress level has gone up over the last six months.

In a recent global survey of 1,000 corporations across 15 countries, commissioned by The Regus Group it was found that the levels of workplace stress have risen over the last two years. The survey found 6 in 10 workers in significant global economies experienced increased workplace stress. — quote from STRESS LEVELS ARE RISING WORLDWIDE

These are alarming facts. Everyday great demands and responsibilities are upon us. Some people manage, but many did not, which lead to stress, thus significantly affect their wellbeing. You may be one of those people. Are you looking for ways of freeing yourself from anxiety?

Anxiety and stress can manifest differently for different people but here are the common physical signs of anxiety or stress. (source) – Racing heartbeat – Shortness of breath – Chest tightness – Dry mouth – Butterflies in stomach – Nausea – Urge to pass urine/empty bowels – Tremors – Sweating – Panic attacks – Insomnia

Here are the common psychological signs of anxiety or stress. (source) – Inner tension – Agitation – Fear of losing control – Irrational dread that something catastrophic is going to happen (such as blackout, seizure, heart attack or death) – Irritability – Feelings of detachment – Phobias and fears

Here are some worries that cause anxiety or stress. (source) – fear of being around other people – anxiety in specific social situations, – anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

When fear is over exaggerated and out of proportion, fear becomes anxiety. When you body/mind encountered danger, you either fight, flight or freeze.

It is a normal part of the human protection system to experience this fight-or-flight response, but only when there is real and present danger. To experience prolonged flight-or-flight creates feelings of anxiety. It is often rooted in a previous experience that triggered fear or in a general anxiety and worry about your situation at home or at work. There can also be anxiety without knowing what is causing it, a general feeling of anxiety known as “free floating” anxiety. (source)

Research shows that prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress related hormones can cause:(source) – Memory problems – Weakened immune system – Weaker bones – Increased blood pressure – Reduce fertility

So, how can hypnotherapy help?

Working with us, we will be using hypnosis to help you identify the root of stress or anxiety. You will gain clarity about your issues and learn to handle them more effectively, break free of negative thought patterns, and to react more positively and more confidently. As a result, you will begin to feel calmer, more balanced, and regain your ability to handle your life in a more effective manner.

Talk to us if you would like us to help you deal with your stress and anxiety issues, we can help you. Call or whatsapp us @ +65 9856 4998 for a free initial consultation.

If you would like to know how you could help people dealing with stress and anxiety and more, come join us in our Certified Hypnotherapy Course.

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