Stress: what is it?
Understanding the action of stress is already mastering it! Stress was discovered as general adaptation syndrome : what happens when the body monopolizes its resources to dominate or escape the situation.
Indeed, we tend to forget it but stress reactions are normal and useful ! We know, for example, that the level of performance at the time of an action is better when there is a certain dose of stress because this makes it possible to provoke greater motivation, to better judge the parameters of the situation, to s ‘adapt to it and prepare for it. A very large number of people enjoy this stressful excitement and research (in the field of competition for example) but in others the stress reactions are so intense and so long lasting, even in common situations that it is detrimental to them. their social and professional functioning. In addition, in some, the nervous system is slow to trigger the essential relaxation reaction, necessary after the disappearance of the stressor!
We can break stress down into 3 phases : alarm, resistance and exhaustion.
During the alarm phase, the body secretes more adrenaline, memory, thinking, vigilance are improved, the pupils dilate to increase visual acuity and all the body’s functions are mobilized to be able to respond to way adapted to the source of the stress, the danger.
In the event of prolonged persistence of the stressful stimulus, the organism then becomes unable to cope and this is the phase of exhaustion by the loss of energy reserves. Immune defenses decrease, making the body sensitive to external aggressions and a state of excessive tension sets in, generating fatigue , irritability and even a depressive state .
Preserve your vitality
The vitality is the shield, it is the guardian of our health. It gives our body the capacity for self-repair, self-healing. In all alternative medicine , whether Asian or Western, it is the most precious asset.
In this “fast” society, we “physically, psychologically and emotionally” absorb more than we can “eliminate” and it is this “emotional overflow” that brings us stress, anxiety, anguish, depression , even more serious illnesses. So take the time!
Tame your anxiety attacks
An anxiety or panic attack is uncontrollable and occurs following a catalytic event, a triggering situation, or sometimes even for no apparent reason. In some cases the subject feels it coming, in other cases it is sudden. Breathing changes, we are cold then hot then we feel sweaty, we feel our heart beating, we are afraid. With the breathing exercises offered with Sophrology, you learn to disengage, to delay the process or in any case to manage it. By projection, by positive visualization, we boost the capacities to cope. The crises become less frequent because we know that we have the tools to deal with them. You learn to arm yourself in the face of anxiety-provoking situations, and to overcome them.
Evacuate your anxiety
The Hypnosis and Relaxation therapy are effective enough technical because they will mobilize the body, mind, breath . Sophrology, for example, allows a re-reading of the situation which generates stress, helps to relax and take a step back. Through targeted psycho-corporal work, you will be able to either make certain decisions with serenity, or to distance yourself from the disorder to better tame it later, or to transform stress into a motor for your future actions (productive stress).
Be careful, these brief and gentle therapies act in addition to traditional medicine. Unfortunately, it will sometimes be necessary to treat with conventional medicine via anxiolytics. and / or antidepressants if symptoms persist and worsen.
Revise your lifestyle
Beyond the support of brief therapies, it will above all be a question of revising our lifestyles and thinking about life.
And this is based first of all on good food hygiene, made up of good choices of nutrients and eating habits (stop sugar , fat, industrial and stop compulsions, nibbling), but also on good hygiene life including breathing , gentle physical activities, rest and refocusing, contact with nature and harmonious human relationships.
Ward off depression
More and more people are suffering from this pathology, the symptoms are diverse: deep sadness, disinterest in everything, fatigue, isolation, weariness, desire for nothing, isolation … where things get complicated is when it breaks down. accompanied by anxiety attacks, panic fears (a chemical process that starts in the brain) and brief therapies have their limits here. Classic therapies are then a necessary step, but brief therapies such as Hypnosis or Sophrology offer complementary techniques, where the individual reappropriates daily a better living of his discomfort. These are participatory techniques, and the relationship with the therapist is different here.
Learn to manage your emotions
The body is the receptacle of our emotions and we somatize them a lot. It is important to have good management of our thoughts and emotions. This is what causes damage to our metabolism and our capacity for self-healing. You have to know how to stay within the measure, in the distance so as not to be “affected” directly in your “flesh”. Certainly easier said than done, yet your salvation depends on it! Equally interesting are the
practice of meditation such as Yoga or Qi Qong or Tai Chi . It’s time to let go of all your stray thoughts and emotions and learn to be kind to yourself!