- Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed in one or more areas of your life?
- Would you like to feel greater clarity, motivation & confidence?
- What would be possible for you if you felt less sensitive & reactive to challenges, chaos & changes?
What Is Ineffective Stress Management Costing You?
Stress, effort & challenge is required for anything, especially if we would love to thrive & have an extraordinary life. What makes all the differences is whether you manage your stress “in balance” or not. What most people don’t realise is that most stress management techniques are band aid approaches or only guide you to avoid triggers of stress and not resolve the underlying stress or address why you define the change or stress as painful in the first place.
Maladaptive or “faux” stress management practices are often responsible for escalating challenges and a feeling like you can’t cope with current and future commitments. Excess stress can be devastating on all areas of life – including love, marriages, health, business, finances, addictions, careers & starting or growing families. Even if it doesn’t feel excessive but you know you have experienced stress or over-commitment chronically for too long, little challenges can be what unexpectedly breaks the camel’s back.
It can be very confusing how to feel better if you have incorrect intel on what the stress is or why it is distressing & it can feel almost impossible to overcome stagnation and stuck-ness without an external observer showing you your thinking patterns that are keeping you stuck. Although your symptoms of stress this might all seem like separate expressions & have different causes and effect relationships, often the causes and consequences of stress all connect & they usually begin & end with you & your inner connection.
Interpersonally, stress signals can look like defensiveness, dismissiveness, withdrawal, conflict avoidance or conflict loving. Professionally this can look like paralysis, performance anxiety, fear of failure or fraud syndrome and challenges with confidence, clarity and decision-making. You might also find yourself in a state of adrenaline like hyperactivity. With a good dose of stress induced brain confusion, this can also result in walking around in circles or “procrasta-doing” rather than actually being effective.
Stress does get a bad wrap, however it isn’t all bad. Stress in some forms can be very healthy & positive, known as “eustress”. However what we will refer mostly to here is the most famous form of stress (the negative), known as “distress”. Distress can come in many forms, such as being planned, wanted, unwanted, expected or unexpected (shock). Depending on your stage of stress, this can feel or look like anxiety, depression, shock, panic, overwhelm, overthinking, under-doing or over-doing: aka hyperactivity.
Like those who don’t realise they are stressed until major illness or fertility stress, many people might not seem emotional, however they may like to pop their stress in their body. For those with insomnia, the conscious and unconscious mental arena may then start to explode when they are at rest or still if they have ineffective stress management practices.
What is very interesting is that it is not only stress or anxiety that we are a) aware of and b) in the present that has the potential to interfere with our life and relationships. Even perceived stress in c) past as well d) as the future (note that this that doesn’t even exist yet), as well as e) repressed or unconscious stress or distress we are not aware of has the potential to add to our stress load and put your mind, body & life out of balance.
Triggers and memories of stress can build up over time & can still hold a strong emotional charges & have control over how we feel in the present. Unresolved and imbalanced or distorted perceptions, limiting beliefs and emotional charges (i.e., baggage), can all lead to very destructive patterns that keep us trapped & create habits and cycles that increase stress long term & promote & exacerbate confusion, stuckness & low confidence or self-esteem.
Whilst the stress response is very helpful in some situations to keep us safe, often people are living in a state of not-so-resolved-but-well-avoided-stress 24/7. Even if they are “at rest”. In this state no amount of massage, days off, yoga, supplements, exercise, holidays, fine wine or tasty (even healthy) foods are going to kill this inner stress. When we have entered this mode, we will have difficulty switching off & letting go of the past or the need to control & predict. This also might display as sleeping or insomnia issues, digestive concerns or immune and hormone dysfunction.
Stress is unavoidable! Since stress relates to any change that requires demands and effort, stress management & consistent Kinesiology for self-care is recommended for everyone. Stress, changes and challenges are all very normal & unavoidable parts of life, especially if you like to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone & reach new levels often. Even if you choose your stress and “love it”, appropriate prevention of cycling through later stages of stress – improves resilience, confidence, self-esteem, fulfilment, inner peace & joy in all areas of your life.
Manage Your Stress From the Inside Out
Imbalances in the way that we view ourselves, the world or others (past, present and future) sets up very obvious or sometimes subtle Fight / Flight or survival reactions in our body that can limit us from experiencing inner peace, joy & fulfilment.
Distorted thinking, hyper-vigilance, paranoia & nervous tension (being “on edge”) are all the familiar anxiety signals that will awaken under stress & this has direct and direct impacts on all areas of health.
Physically symptoms of stress may include:
- Racing heart
- Shortness of breath
- Digestive discomfort including reflux, constipation, diarrhoea & nausea
- Poor energy levels or fatigue
- Pain, aches and slow healing (muscle tension)
- Low libido or a change in sex drive
- Challenges getting or stay pregnant
- Metabolism & weight management
- Disturbed sleep or insomnia
- Frequent sickness and infections (weakened immunity)
- Jaw grinding or TMJ issues
Change (& therefore Stress) in Life is Constant and Unavoidable
Using Kinesiology, we can support you to balance your stress so that you can reach your potential, maintain inner peace and poise & really enjoy a life you love with the people you love.
With our Kinesiology clients, we are not only interested in reducing stress temporarily, or only in the short term and not the long term, but we like to create permanent & consistent changes that empower all areas of your life & get to the core of the issue. It’s so easy to become stuck and confused as not many understand or have been taught healthy models of balance or balanced models of health through schooling, parenting or the workplace. What has evolved over time is many expressions of living in a survival mode that create many deep & far-reaching social issues.
Even with an accurate understanding of how to be more healthy, aligned or in balance, many don’t invest the time and effort in the practice of healing the consequences of past misalignment or low inner connection or traumas and stress that may have been out of our control. Unfortunately this can lead to increasing decrease in the breadth of your comfort zone & a settling for accepting of a compromised sense of self or reaching a fraction of your potential or whats possible for you.
The more you avoid or dismiss stress rather than face it, learn the significance of it and overcome it, the more you limit creating a life you would love faster and opening up new possibilities. This often adds more fuel to the fire, as the potential for more distress & wasted time & missed opportunities increases. In addition, when we aren’t present we can be dynamite at making regrettable decisions as under stress we can’t as easily access the rational or problem-solving part of our brain.
Reducing stress doesn’t necessarily mean reducing or avoiding activities, commitments, effort or people. True stress management involves transforming from within & understanding the underlying significance of why you feel the way you do so you can be truly be in control of how you feel & make more aligned decisions that support rather than sacrifice you.
Using my methods & processes, including Kinesiology, you recognise and create new opportunities and possibilities fast rather than running away from them or overlooking the abundance that is available always. With Kinesiology, if there is alignment within, it is possible to feel carefree & calm, no matter how much you want to escape the chaos around you & you can enjoy greater clarity & confidence when you effectively manage stress.
Also what is most exciting about being in alignment & de-stressed is the endless synchronicities & magic that can begin to occur (e.g., being in the right place at the right time) when you have the right energy and mindset to reach your goals faster with more ease.
Discover How To Truly Take Control Of How You Feel
Due to a lack of awareness and presence, many don’t realise that they don’t have true choice in their decisions & many are reacting out of insecurities and distorted perceptions and misinformation about pain & pleasure or what would uniquely create joy & fulfilment or negativity for them. This all comes to form a non-specific default with decision making which can sometimes hamstring the easy progress we could make instantly when you intentionally create greater alignment inside and out.
By using Kinesiology, we can support inner and outer changes so you can feel more happy, healthy and calm in all areas of your life. By letting go of stress, inner conflicts & limiting beliefs you will feel more open-hearted (but in balance!) & be able to connect with yourself and others on a deeper level, whether it’s in the boardroom, with your kids or at home.
Using Kinesiology I can support to you to reduce anxiety, stress and overwhelm, so you can find harmony and balance in your perceptions of self, others and the world, as well as around the past, present & future. Having this clarity & creating empowering changes will help you to feel poised, grateful and manage your stress most effectively and permanently, no matter how big it feels.
Allow Unconditional Trust & Flow In Your Life Again
Your body has very intelligent feedback mechanisms and never lies with where & the types of symptoms that it expresses. Using Kinesiology, we can use this information to relieve nervous tension & stress to get you back on the road to wellness fast – so you can feel more and more radiant, present & like yourself again.
Using Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine, we can help you to digest, let go of & unlearn stress of the past, but also the future, allowing you to be fully present & mindful in the now.
Stay in balance as you grow & expand to reach your goals
Kinesiology is preventative & essential for everyone to integrate into their personal development & stress management practices. Kinesiology keeps you on top of your blind spots & blips in your energy & mindset so that you feel strong, grounded & in balance as you grow through different cycles, changes and stages.
Kinesiology can help you with Stress & Tension, including Performance (Business, Career, Study, Work, Sport, Entrepreneurs), Love, Relationships, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Parents, Life Direction, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Career Change, Creativity, Addiction, Communication, Weight Management, Money, Interview Prep, Life Changes, Family, Confidence & More.
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