Center Point Medicine
Pediatric Hypnosis and Counseling located in La Jolla, CA & Syracuse, NY
Stress Q & A
What are the signs and symptoms of too much stress?
Daily stress is normal for just about everyone, but when you deal with an excess amount of stress on a regular basis, it can take its toll on you – physically and emotionally. Too much stress can manifest in emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms. Although the signs of stress vary greatly for each person, some of the most common symptoms include:
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Muscle aches and tension
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Fatigue or extreme lack of energy
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Overeating or undereating
- Noticeable weight gain or weight loss
- Irritability or lack of enthusiasm
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Poor exercise habits
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Feeling overwhelmed on a regular basis
What areas of my body area affected by stress?
If left untreated, chronic stress can affect nearly every system in your body including your brain and nervous system. It can even affect vital organs like your heart, stomach, pancreas, and even your reproductive system. Those under constant stress sometimes have high blood pressure, which can lead to serious heart conditions.
How does hypnosis and counseling help manage stress?
Dr. Anbar and the team at Center Point Medicine help you manage stress through the use of hypnosis and counseling. For many people, having someone to talk to about the causes of their stress can help alleviate it and help them better understand their situation. Additionally, since stress affects your body physically and emotionally, you can learn relaxation techniques and other helpful ways to manage stress through hypnosis.
Hypnosis allows your body to enter a relaxed state so, with practice, you’re able to calm yourself in stressful situations so you can better manage the tension you feel, physically and emotionally. The ability to control your emotional response to stress can help alleviate the physical effects on your body as well. Hypnosis and counseling are also excellent stress management therapies for children and teens since they don’t require the use of prescription medications.
Learn more about the whole-person approach to stress management with these useful, all-natural therapies that are safe for all ages. Call Center Point Medicine or schedule a consultation online.
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